Yeah I bet Rebecca is real sorry!
I read somewhere that the Tennessee Lottery sells about 1 million Pick 3 tickets and 1/2 a million Pick 4 tickets a week. This problem went on for 3 weeks. That's roughly $4.5 million in sales.
Somebody wrote that about half of the tickets sold are doubles. Assuming that info is correct that equals roughly 2,225,000 tickets.
These tickets had absolutely no chance of winning so all the tickets sales from this group was just pure profit for the Tennessee Lottery.
It has been reported that Rebecca Paul makes over $300,000 a year as Director of the Tennessee Lottery (although to be fair I saw one news report that said she only makes about $250,000 a year) and gets a bouns based on profitability that can be as much as 65% of her salary. again assuming the reports are accurate that's more than $195,000 in bonus money on top of her salary.
Yeah she's real sorry those players got cheated all right. But I bet that sorrow turns to joy when she gets that bonus check!
Amazing! The players get cheated and the Director ends up winning all the money!