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California Lottery computer glitch shuts down terminals

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — It's an unlucky day for the California Lottery.

A computer glitch on Monday shut down lottery terminals around the state, preventing players from getting numbers for Powerball and other games. Only the scratch-off tickets were still being sold.

Lottery spokesman Alex Traverso says there was a loss of signal that prevented the terminals from connecting to the system that generates the numbers.

Traverso says about 350 out of 22,000 stores were affected, some for as long as five hours, but the problem was resolved by late Monday afternoon.

The cause of the problem is being investigated. Traverso says the contractor that provided the terminals may have to pay the lottery for the lost sales.

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Posted: November 10, 2015, 2:02 pm - IP Logged

 The cause of this problem definitely needs to be made public. At least it was not happening on a draw date for the two big games, MM & PB.

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    Posted: November 10, 2015, 3:13 pm - IP Logged

     The cause of this problem definitely needs to be made public. At least it was not happening on a draw date for the two big games, MM & PB.

     Happy Birthday to our Marine Corps!! Party

    Semper Fi.  Happy 240!

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      Posted: November 10, 2015, 5:38 pm - IP Logged

      Who cares? California always win Powerball and Mega Millions.

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        Posted: November 14, 2015, 5:16 am - IP Logged

        Smile thank god i live in cali!

        I'M A WINNER!!!!!!!!Drum