Germany Lottery draw glitch caused announcement of wrong numbers
German broadcaster ZDF gave Lotto ticket holders a moment of false hope on Wednesday evening, after a glitch with the ball machine meant presenters read out the wrong numbers.
At 6:50pm, 2.33 million people turned on their TVs to see if they'd won this week's lottery jackpot. But what presenters in the ZDF studio had not noticed was that that two balls, 46 and 47, failed to roll into the see-through Lotto drum.
This meant that the first set of numbers 3,8,11,26,32,40 and 9 were void. The a ...
Apr 4, 2013, 11:57 am - Lottery News forum
'Robot' to replace Michigan Lottery readers
It's the end of the line for the three people who read the lottery numbers on Detroit TV.
WWJ Newsradio 950's Sandra McNeil reports Aggy Usedly, Beth McCleod and Darryl Wood will no longer announce the winning numbers on TV.
Usedly said she and the two others who read the numbers got the word a couple of weeks ago and it came as a surprise.
Our contract was up September 29th and our union rep had been contacting this gentleman in Lansing about getting together to renew the contract and ...
Sep 14, 2012, 3:54 pm - Lottery News forum
Kentucky Lottery moving drawing show to the Internet
Powerball and Mega Millions drawings still available In Kentucky on cable and satellite TV
Includes video report
The Kentucky Lottery has announced a major shift in its nightly televised drawing show. Starting September 16, the nightly drawing program will no longer be aired on broadcast TV stations. Instead, drawings will be streamed live and archived on the Lottery's website (kylottery.com).
There will however still be a cable and satellite outlet for the Mega Millions and Powerball d ...
Sep 4, 2012, 9:19 am - Lottery News forum
Ireland TV network red-faced after huge lottery numbers blunder
Ireland's national television broadcaster is hoping the country's newest Lotto millionaire hasn't thrown away their winning ticket after watching the live drawing broadcast on Saturday night.
RTE was forced to rectify a huge mistake on air, after broadcasting the wrong numbers for two draws, including the main Lotto results.
Many people from Northern Ireland also play the Republic's lottery, as well as the British National Lottery, to increase their chances of instant riches.
Lotto head ...
Dec 20, 2011, 7:34 am - Lottery News forum
Virginia Lottery drawings now streamed live on Facebook
By Todd Northrop
The Virginia Lottery now is streaming its drawings live on its Facebook page, in addition to its Web site.
In order to view the live video stream on the Virginia Lottery Facebook page, visitors must first click the Like option on the page, according to a lottery news release.
The live streams began on Sept. 14, and can be viewed daily at 1:59 and 11:00 p.m.
Viewers can watch the Pick 3, Pick 4, and Cash 5 drawings, and also can watch the Mega Millions drawings on Tue ...
Sep 23, 2011, 9:30 am - Lottery News forum
NJ Lottery drawings to return to broadcast TV
Public Media, the New Jersey parent company of NJTV, announced today that New Jersey state lottery numbers will once again be carried on New Jersey public television.
Beginning September 6, the Lottery's daily winning numbers results will be aired at 1:58 p.m. and 8:58 p.m. seven days a week.
New Jersey state lottery drawings had previously been televised each day on NJN but ceased when the state turned over operation of the network to PMNJ. The live Lottery drawings will continue to be he ...
Sep 1, 2011, 3:43 pm - Lottery News forum
Millions in lottery jackpots expire every year
If you are the ticket holder for the winning Massachusetts Mega Millions consolation prize with the numbers: 2, 7, 10, 16 and 29, we have some bad news for you. You have just missed your chance to claim $250,000. The jackpot expired Wednesday.
In six more days, on Aug. 3, a $900,000 jackpot is in danger of becoming little more than wishful thinking for some unlucky winner in Florida.
ABC News have found at least six other jackpots ranging from $10,000 (two in Arizona expiring Aug. 8 and Au ...
Jul 29, 2011, 9:31 am - Lottery News forum
Massachusetts Lottery to end TV broadcasts
Starting Aug. 15 the Massachusetts Lottery will only show video replays of its in-state lottery drawings on its Web site, shifting away from the television format that players in Massachusetts have grown accustomed to since the 1970s.
Ending its agreement with current broadcast partner WCVB-Channel 5, Lottery officials will host its daily drawings mid-day and in the evening at their Braintree headquarters and post the full drawing online at masslottery.com just minutes after the drawing occur ...
Jul 27, 2011, 3:07 pm - Lottery News forum
Assemblywoman wants N.J. lottery drawings back on TV
New Jersey Assemblywoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-Mercer) announced today she will introduce a bill requiring NJTV to broadcast the New Jersey lottery drawings.
Since July 1, the New Jersey Lottery has been streaming its daily lottery drawings only on its Web site and on its Facebook page.
Watson Coleman wants the drawing to be available on the state's public television network. NJTV is the private nonprofit that replaced New Jersey Network earlier this month.
Not everyone owns or has ...
Jul 11, 2011, 4:18 pm - Lottery News forum
Some not pleased with N.J. Lottery Internet drawing broadcast
But move to Web might eventually broaden the number of TV stations to carry live draws
It doesn't matter what changes: any time a change occurs at the lottery, there are some who won't like it.
Genevieve Tappan has played the New Jersey Lottery for more than 40 years, but hasn't bought a ticket since Saturday, when she realized the nightly drawings were no longer being televised.
I like to see them pull it so they don't have the chance to switch it, said Tappan, 80, of East Orange. Old ...
Jul 6, 2011, 10:52 am - Lottery News forum