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Technical difficulty with New Jersey Lottery Pick 4 drawing results in two sets of winning numbers
Physical error causes incomplete draw By Kate Northrop The New Jersey Lottery had to conduct a second Pick 4 evening drawing last night after a mechanical problem caused the first draw to fail, the Lottery announced today. A technical error involving the New Jersey Lottery's ball drawing machine led to an incomplete draw in the Pick 4 evening drawing on Thurs., March 14. All of the balls did not release into the chamber of the drawing machine before the winning numbers were sele
Mar 15, 2024, 12:18 pm - Lottery News

DC man sues the lottery after incorrect numbers posted on website would have won him $340 million
A Washington, D.C. man who thought he had won a $340 million Powerball jackpot is suing the lottery and other companies related to the Powerball game after the district's website displayed the wrong winning numbers, which happened to match the numbers on his ticket. John Cheeks purchased a Powerball lottery ticket at the center of the dispute on Jan. 6, 2023. Although Cheeks did not see the Powerball drawing the following day, he saw his numbers posted on the DC lottery's website two days la
Feb 21, 2024, 7:48 am - Lottery News

Nearly 68 million US adults plan to wager on Super Bowl
Nearly 68 million American adults about 1 in 4 plan to bet on this year s Super Bowl, setting a record by a wide margin, according to the gambling industry s national trade association. Figures released Tuesday by the American Gaming Association include bets placed with legal outlets, as well as with illegal bookies and online operations in other countries. The volume of betting participation is projected to be 35% higher than last year, which was the previous record. Bettors plan to
Feb 10, 2024, 7:50 pm - Lottery News

Spain's El Gordo dishes out €2.6 billion in annual Christmas lottery
Winning numbers announced during event that lasted four hours By Kate Northrop Millions of households have been tuning in to watch El Gordo (The Fat One), the world-famous lottery that doles out over two billion in prizes every year. This year, the lottery is distributing a whopping 2.6 billion (US$2.86 billion) in prizes to winners across the country. It's not uncommon to see people rushing out into the street and erupting in celebration as the event progresses, perhaps popping a bo
Dec 22, 2023, 12:20 pm - Lottery News

Iowa Lottery blames "human reporting error" for posting incorrect Powerball results
Players who claimed prizes under wrong numbers can keep their winnings By Kate Northrop The Iowa Lottery attributed posting the wrong Powerball numbers on their website for Monday's draw to a human reporting error and told players who already redeemed prizes that they can keep the winnings. Several hours after the wrong Powerball numbers were posted on the Iowa Lottery's website the night of the drawing on Mon., Nov. 27, the Lottery removed the incorrect sequence and republished the
Nov 30, 2023, 9:12 pm - Lottery News

Retailer mistake helps Illinois man win $25,000 a year for life in Michigan Lottery
A retailer's error is a lottery player's happy accident By Kate Northrop A store clerk's error helped an Illinois man land a $25,000 a year for life prize in the Michigan Lottery's Lucky for Life game. Just as famous painter Bob Ross once said, we don't make mistakes, just happy little accidents. The same could be said for one Illinois man who ended up winning a $25,000 a year for life Lucky for Life prize thanks to one such lottery retailer's happy accident. Illinois resident Mi
Nov 27, 2023, 1:25 pm - Lottery News

New York woman says she was winner of unclaimed $12 million Lotto jackpot from 1992
It was a comedy of errors. By Kate Northrop A New York woman has revealed that she was the winner of a $12 million Lotto jackpot that was never claimed in 1992. A lottery jackpot on the verge of expiring prompts many players to rifle through their drawers or shuffle the contents of their car glovebox around, searching for that fateful ticket that could change their life forever. For one New York woman, however, she knew she had won even before checking her own ticket, but at that po
Oct 18, 2023, 5:05 pm - Lottery News

Texas Lottery mobile app offline due to vendor technical issues
Mobile app down while Lottery addresses performance issues By Kate Northrop The Texas Lottery mobile app is temporarily offline in Maintenance Mode while the Lottery works to resolve technical issues related to its operator and vendor. This afternoon, the Texas Lottery announced that its mobile app will be inaccessible to players due to technical problems related to lottery operator and mobile application vendor IGT Global Solutions Corporation (IGT). On Mon., June 5, after the L
Jun 13, 2023, 6:17 pm - Lottery News

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