The Wisconsin Lottery will pay on two sets of winning numbers from Monday's Badger 5 drawing after a mix-up caused confusion over which five numbers were actually drawn, a lottery official said Tuesday.
The Wisconsin Lottery sent the media a winning combination of three, five, 15, 19 and 29, the correct numbers drawn Monday night, spokesman Andrew Bohage said. But lottery employees mistakenly substituted a 25 for the 29 in the numbers posted on its Web site.
Bohage said neither combination produced a winning ticket for the jackpot of $24,000.
But lottery officials checked their computer system Tuesday and determined the combinations produced 18,384 winning tickets worth about $25,000 in prizes.
Those matching two numbers win $1, while those matching three get $2 and four $50.
Lottery officials reviewed a videotape of the drawing Tuesday morning to make sure which numbers were correct.
Bohage said the lottery was reviewing its procedures to see if it can cut down on the possibility of the mix-up happening again.
The lottery uses three forms in reporting numbers. The official drawing form is used as the balls are drawn. Those numbers are then transferred onto a sheet that is sent to the media with drawing results. A third form is used internally that lists the numbers chosen in order and is then used to publish them on the agency's Web site.
Bohage said the hope is to cut down the use of at least one of those forms.