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Tennessee Lottery refuses to revert to ball drawings
Lottery players won't see any balls popping up with winning Cash 3 and Cash 4 numbers on them, at least not for the time being. The Tennessee Lottery Board decided Monday to keep using computers to pick numbers in the two games, despite calls for a change back to a ball-draw system. Board members said they wanted to wait until auditors completed their final reports on a computer coding error that kept non-repeating numbers like 1-1-2 or 5-5-5-5 from being drawn. They also noted that sales
Oct 31, 2007, 8:32 am - Lottery News

Tenn. Lottery asks firms to pay cost for error
Letters seeking $1.4 million are sent to 2 vendors Tennessee Lottery officials have asked two vendors to pay a total of $1.4 million to make up for losses caused by a computer coding error that compromised the Cash 3 and Cash 4 games in August. Lottery CEO Rebecca Paul Hargrove and two board members disclosed the figure during a meeting Tuesday with The Tennessean's editorial board. Letters demanding the payment were sent to Smartplay International, the vendor that supplied the computer
Oct 31, 2007, 7:35 am - Lottery News

Tenn. Lottery CEO claims sales unhurt by numerous errors
Tennessee Lottery chief Rebecca Hargrove said Monday there's no sign that players have lost confidence despite a daily drawings computer glitch. A July switch to computerized drawings had incorrectly prevented repeat numbers in the drawings until a programming error was fixed in August. The error meant that no winning draw included duplicate numerals, so any ticket holder who had bet on a number like 2-2-1 or 7-7-7-7 wasn't going to win. But quarterly sales for Cash 3 tickets sales rose 5
Oct 29, 2007, 11:01 pm - Lottery News

Hoosier Lotto in a dry spell
Players suspicious of computerized drawings 1 Year. 102 Drawings. 0 Jackpots. Players grumble as Indiana lottery players join Tennessee's in their shared disdain for the computerized drawing system. Steven Haddix didn't cross his fingers or grasp a lucky rabbit's foot after buying tickets Tuesday for tonight's Hoosier Lotto drawing. Instead, the Indianapolis resident expressed mistrust of the Lotto system, which has gone nearly a year without a jackpot payout. I'm a little leery of
Oct 17, 2007, 7:34 pm - Lottery News

Updated Oct. 9, 2007, 12:58 am Lawmaker eyes legislation to get rid of computer draws 'The integrity of our lottery drawings has been compromised in the minds of lottery players.' One Tennessee state legislator could step into the latest Tennessee Lottery controversy, and solve it with one stroke of the pen. House Minority Leader Jason Mumpower is looking to introduce legislation that would rid the lottery of computerized drawings. He wants the drawings back to how they were, befo
Oct 9, 2007, 12:49 am - Lottery News

Tenn. Lottery CEO claims recent errors didn't hurt sales
Lottery sponsor questions move to computerized drawings Three recent mistakes made by the Tennessee Lottery have not hurt ticket sales, the lottery's president and CEO said, but the legislator who led the effort to create the lottery questions the lottery's move to computerized drawings. At this point, sales in our products are up, so it hasn't had any impact that we can measure at all, Rebecca Hargrove said Wednesday. We're almost 4 years old, and we've had three incidences, which if t
Oct 7, 2007, 9:26 am - Lottery News

Tennessee Lottery: confusion not being cleared up
Lottery CEO not making audit intentions clear The Tennessee Lottery is investigating a handful of glitches since changing the system for pulling winning numbers to a computer, but then again, are they really? That's a question that nobody outside the lottery seems to know the answer to for sure. State Senator Bill Ketron, the co-chair of the Lottery Oversight Committee, is calling for a complete audit of lottery procedures. We want to go back and look at all the processes up till w
Oct 4, 2007, 6:30 pm - Lottery News

FLASH: Tennessee Lottery audit won't investigate drawing errors
Out-of-control situation gets worse Legislators shocked to learn investigation won't study why errors occurred The Tennessee Lottery hired an outside auditor after a computer issue affected the Cash 3 and Cash 4 games in August, but the auditor will not examine why the system failed. Lottery officials previously said KPMG would be paid about $90,000 to look into the problem that kept repeat numbers from being drawn for those games for more than three weeks in August. But a letter ob
Oct 3, 2007, 12:02 pm - Lottery News

Tennessee Lottery oversight committee to convene in November
By Todd Northrop Accounting firm to audit lottery and provide results to committee Following a disastrous couple of months for Tennessee Lottery, the legislature has decided to convene a meeting of the Oversight Committee and audit the lottery's operations. Senator Bill Ketron and Representative Ulysses Jones are co-chairs of the committee. According to a staffer in Senator Ketron's office, the committee has met several times in the past, mainly to discuss issues related to education
Sep 20, 2007, 11:22 am - Lottery News

Tennessee House Speaker backs lottery oversight meeting
By Todd Northrop Lottery Post feature: See the actual letter from Senator Kyle A meeting of the Tennessee Lottery Oversight Committee inched one step closer today, as Speaker of the House James Naifeh, D-Covington, indicated his support for the meeting, according to an advisor for Senator James Kyle, D-Memphis. Sen. Kyle sent letters Last Friday to the Speakers of the House and Senate, requesting a meeting of the oversight committee as soon as possible, after the Tennessee Lotteries
Sep 18, 2007, 10:36 pm - Lottery News