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Error caused S.D. Lottery to suspend Wild Card validations

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The South Dakota Lottery temporarily halted validations for Wild Card 2 lotto tickets for the June 9 drawing to correct an error with the winning numbers.

An incorrect Wild Card was inadvertently entered into the system after the draw. The winning numbers for that drawing were 4, 5, 9, 15 and 21 and the Wild Card King of Diamonds. The Wild Card was initially incorrectly entered as the Jack of Diamonds.

The error was discovered Thursday afternoon by the Lottery, and all validations were stopped for the Wild Card 2 game until a solution to the problem could be found.

By Friday, the lottery had corrected the error, and holders of Wild Card 2 lotto tickets from the June 9 drawing could have their tickets validated.

The Lottery was able to verify that there were no tickets sold that matched all five white balls, meaning regardless of the Wild Card, there was no jackpot or second tier winners for the drawing on June 9.

Some players who scanned their Wild Card 2 tickets before the mistake was discovered may have been told they were not winners, but with the corrected Wild Card, they may actually have held winning tickets.

Lottery executive director Norm Lingle announced Thursday that if a ticket holder presents a ticket for validation from the June 9 drawing that shows either the King of Diamonds or the the Jack of Diamonds as the Wild Card, the ticket holder will be paid the prize they have won.

Anyone with a Wild Card 2 ticket from the June 9 drawing who believes they have a winning ticket should contact their local Lottery office.  In Rapid City, that number is 394-5106.

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Posted: June 13, 2010, 3:24 pm - IP Logged

The lottery should really take the effort to prevent errors from happening. Instead of making someone's day, it turns into a nightmare.

    rdgrnr's avatar - walt
    Way back up in them dadgum hills, son!
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    Posted: June 13, 2010, 5:12 pm - IP Logged

    "Some players who scanned their Wild Card 2 tickets before the mistake was discovered may have been told they were not winners, but with the corrected Wild Card, they may actually have held winning tickets."

    "The Wild Card was initially incorrectly entered as the Jack of Diamonds"

     

    Whoa. Jack of Diamonds. I wonder how many people with winning tickets threw them away after scanning them and being told they were losers?

    Jack of Diamonds...

     


    Jack o' Diamonds, Jack o' Diamonds,

    I know you of old,

    You've robbed my poor pockets

    Of silver and gold.


    Oh, whisky, you villain,

    You've been my downfall,

    You've kicked me, you've cuffed me,

    But I love you for all.


    I'll buy my own whisky,

    I'll make my own stew,

    If I get drunk madam,

    It's nothing to you.


    I'll drink my own whisky,

    I'll drink my own wine,

    Some ten thousand bottles

    I've killed in my time.


    I've no wife to quarrel

    No babies to bawl;

    The best way of living

    Is no wife at all.


    Way up on Clinch Mountain

    I wander alone,

    l'm as drunk as the devil,

    So leave me alone.

     

    Jack o' Diamonds, Jack o' Diamonds

    I know you of old,

    You've robbed my poor pockets

    Of silver and gold.


                                                 
                         
                                             

     

     

     

     

                                                                                                       

    "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

                                                                                                --Edmund Burke

     

     

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      nassau
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      Posted: June 13, 2010, 7:58 pm - IP Logged

      i really like those number for late ch n late cal  045 453 839 545 552 323

        RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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        Posted: June 13, 2010, 10:38 pm - IP Logged

        I wonder how many losing tickets were verified a winner.

         * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
           
                     Evil Looking       

          bashley572's avatar - starwars14
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          Posted: June 14, 2010, 4:41 am - IP Logged

          I wonder how many losing tickets were verified a winner.

          and were any of them PAID out ????

          Money won is twice as good as money earned!

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            nassau
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            Posted: June 14, 2010, 10:00 am - IP Logged

            i really like those number for today .   444  000 321 675 808 845 847 249 045 614

              ThatScaryChick's avatar - x1MqPuM
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              Posted: June 14, 2010, 1:53 pm - IP Logged

              i really like those number for today .   444  000 321 675 808 845 847 249 045 614

              You should probably post these numbers in the Pick 3 forum. This thread is to discuss the article that Todd posted.

              "No one remembers the person who almost climbed the mountain, only the person who eventually gets to the top."