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Indiana Lottery finds $13,000 mistake

Topic closed. 18 replies. Last post 10 years ago by Badger.

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justxploring's avatar - villiarna
Wandering Aimlessly
United States
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November 5, 2005
4461 Posts
Posted: August 31, 2007, 1:30 am - IP Logged

"This error occurred when the vendor entered an incorrect draw date identification number," a lottery news release said Wednesday.


I'm a little confused.  When I buy a ticket for any lottery game, isn't the ticket always for the next draw unless I buy some advanced play tickets?

I guess "vendor" isn't the same as retailer?  So they are saying that you might have won something, but the number was programmed for a different draw date?  This is a little over my head technologically. 

I just hope this doesn't start happening in Florida.  Who knows what goes on behind the scenes, although the draws aren't computerized AFAIK.  I just didn't like the way they worded their last survey. 

"To the best of your knowledge, which of these two methods does the Florida Lottery use?"

Please keep voting.  It's still on the FL home page.

    tnlotto1's avatar - logo
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    February 18, 2007
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    Posted: August 31, 2007, 1:41 am - IP Logged

    i check my number before i go to cash in a ticket but if the machine told me it wasnt a winner i would probably believe the machine but after reading these recent stories i would save the ticket and check it on another machine but maybe all of the machines were scanning the tickets as losers.

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      Posted: September 1, 2007, 12:14 am - IP Logged

      So that is what has taken me so long to win my jackpots!  Mistakes have been made.  Okay.

        Badger's avatar - adu50016 NorthAmericanBadger.jpg
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        Posted: September 1, 2007, 1:05 am - IP Logged

        And the laundry list gets longer. Will someone call 13 Investigates please?!

        I seem to remember reading (somewhere, but where) that the IN state Attorney General is opening an investigation of the IN Lottery commission.


        How can you tell if a politician is lying?

        Answer: His lips are moving.