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Technicians hustle to fix Nebraska lottery machines

Nebraska LotteryNebraska Lottery: Technicians hustle to fix Nebraska lottery machines

As the $127 million Powerball drawing looms, technicians are hustling to fix the Nebraska's 950 lottery machines.

The failure Sunday of a communications satellite for the lottery forced workers to recalibrate all of the state's lottery machines a process that takes about 20 to 30 minutes at each location.

Lottery spokesman Brian Rockey said technicians were able to fix 126 machines Monday, after spending most of the day training for the task.

Workers were back on the job at 6 a.m. and expect to get to at least 700 machines Tuesday, Rockey said.

"It's a pretty good prospect that everything will be done tomorrow," Rockey said.

Rockey said some teams worked until midnight Monday, and technicians expected to keep a similar schedule Tuesday.

The lottery is still evaluating how to address the issue of customers potentially not being able to buy Powerball tickets, Rockey said.

"We certainly appreciate everyone's business and patience," Rockey said.

AP

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urbossmanpimpin's avatar - batman49
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Posted: December 1, 2004, 12:02 pm - IP Logged

i wonder how this will affect the jackpot?

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    Posted: December 1, 2004, 9:11 pm - IP Logged

    where is the nearest state from nebraska that sells powerball tickets.....go cornhuskers!!!!

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      Posted: December 1, 2004, 11:48 pm - IP Logged
      Quote: Originally posted by LOTTOMIKE on December 1, 2004

      where is the nearest state from nebraska that sells powerball tickets.....go cornhuskers!!!!






      Nebraska is surrounded by Powerball states. Iowa (avoid), Colorado, South Dakota, and Kansas.

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        Posted: December 2, 2004, 2:29 pm - IP Logged

        JimmySand9:

        Just out of curiosity, why avoid Iowa?

        Come, Pinky; we must prepare for tomorrow night...

        Jim


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          Posted: December 2, 2004, 2:31 pm - IP Logged

          Maybe Jimmy thinks you're under 21.

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            Posted: December 3, 2004, 11:13 pm - IP Logged

            well i see it didn't make that much of a difference. I wonder if there will be a winner saturday nite. I think that I am gonna hold out for wednesday


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              Posted: December 6, 2004, 4:34 pm - IP Logged

              How about getting Hot Lotto after the machines are fixed?