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S.C. Lottery suspends sales due to computer glitch

South Carolina LotterySouth Carolina Lottery: S.C. Lottery suspends sales due to computer glitch

South Carolina Lottery officials suspended sales of the Pick 3 and Pick 4 games Thursday after there was a problem upgrading software.

It was not clear when sales or cashing in of winning tickets would resume, South Carolina Education Lottery spokeswoman Tara Robertson said.

"It's an accounting issue on both parts, in cashing in and on what the retailer owes the lottery on their invoice," she said. "If you were to come in and cash a ticket and it was for $1, it may say that it's for $2 or vice versa."

The problem occurred after the midday drawings. Thursday night's Pick 3 and Pick 4 drawings took place as scheduled at 6:59 p.m.

The company that helps operate the games, Scientific Games International, recommended the lottery stop selling Pick 3 and Pick 4 tickets after the software installed Thursday morning didn't work as expected, Robertson said.

Sales of Palmetto Cash 5 and Powerball tickets were not affected.

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Sparta, NJ
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Posted: November 18, 2005, 10:20 am - IP Logged

Who is writing their software, ex-Ford engineers?  Quality, Job Ten.  Recall, Job One.

Cheers

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    Posted: November 18, 2005, 10:24 am - IP Logged

    May be software was written by outsourced company in India

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      Posted: November 18, 2005, 10:34 am - IP Logged

      Six of one ...

      Cheers

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      I only trust myself - and that's a questionable choice

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        Posted: November 19, 2005, 11:17 am - IP Logged

        Well this is SC we're talking about LOL

        Partygville

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          Posted: November 19, 2005, 9:37 pm - IP Logged

          Well this is SC we're talking about LOL

          Yep, us rednecks from SC are purdy dumm.

          .Dupe Alert

           

          With the lottery I get all the exercise I need.

                            In futility.


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            Posted: November 19, 2005, 10:29 pm - IP Logged

            Well this is SC we're talking about LOL

            And what exactly did you mean by this?

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              Posted: November 20, 2005, 8:54 am - IP Logged

              Dont be offended im right here in SC also. (born and Raised) or should I say REARED b/c I got alot of rearend swats growing up.

              Partygville

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                Posted: November 20, 2005, 10:44 am - IP Logged

                Well this is SC we're talking about LOL

                And what exactly did you mean by this?

                Read the previous news releases; we're not talking about the shining star at the top of the tree. 

                Cheers

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                  Posted: November 20, 2005, 10:50 am - IP Logged

                  Dont be offended im right here in SC also. (born and Raised) or should I say REARED b/c I got alot of rearend swats growing up.

                  You danged well better be from the south.

                  I was fixin to break out with a can of whoop a**

                  With the lottery I get all the exercise I need.

                                    In futility.


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                    Posted: November 20, 2005, 2:25 pm - IP Logged

                    Its the internet - the can would't fit through the portal.

                    Cheers

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                      Posted: November 20, 2005, 2:30 pm - IP Logged

                      Well this is SC we're talking about LOL

                      would be better to say

                      Well this is Scientific Games we're talking about LOL

                      We're stuck with them here in PA also :-(

                      I keep an eye on SC lottery every now and again because if the MUSL ever slips up and lets my numbers come out, I'm making a beeline for Horry County ;-) (Beachfront in North Myrtle Beach... Paradise on earth)

                      I was out in the hot tub with the Mrs. at 10PM at Seawatch resort in NMB,SC getting cooled off by the occasional warm rain bands of Ophelia as she passed by thinking I would trade this for a freezing rain storm in PA anyday! OF course, I wouldn't have wanted to be in NC, where she made landfall.

                      Playing more than one ticket per game is betting against yourself.


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                        Posted: November 25, 2005, 4:06 pm - IP Logged

                        SC already loses days because it's NOT allowed to sell tickets when an election is held. AFAIK it's the only state to have such a prohibition.

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                          SC already loses days because it's NOT allowed to sell tickets when an election is held. AFAIK it's the only state to have such a prohibition.

                          You can't buy a lottery ticket but you can buy all the beer you want on election day. Cheers.


                          With the lottery I get all the exercise I need.

                                            In futility.


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                            Posted: November 25, 2005, 7:16 pm - IP Logged

                            Dont be offended im right here in SC also. (born and Raised) or should I say REARED b/c I got alot of rearend swats growing up.

                            You danged well better be from the south.

                            I was fixin to break out with a can of whoop a**

                            ROFLMAF

                            ROFL

                            wpb