By Todd Northrop
Oregon residents who purchased Powerball lottery tickets over the weekend will want to double check the draw dates after a computer glitch caused some tickets to misstate which date the winning numbers will be drawn, lottery officials said Tuesday.
"Advance 24-draw quick-pick Powerball tickets printed between Friday, Aug. 10 and Monday, Aug. 12 listed incorrect dates for the Oct. 26, 29 and Nov. 2 draws," the lottery said in a statement. "While the dates on the tickets are off by one day, the tickets are valid for the actual draws."
Only 30 tickets are thought to have been printed with the errors. The problem was pointed out by a customer Monday and was fixed the same day. Tickets have been printing with the correct dates since then, officials said.
If you are one of the few who purchased a wrongly-dated lottery ticket, the lottery issued instructions:
"Players who purchased Powerball tickets that included the Oct. 26, 29 and Nov. 2 draws have two options: hold on to the ticket and present it for validation if winning numbers are drawn for any of the draws listed; or contact Lottery at 503-540-1000, or firstname.lastname@example.org, to arrange a new ticket with the same numbers."