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Florida lottery winners suspect state "system error" is blocking prize payouts
Winners say the state is claiming they owe money for nonexistent debts Includes video report By Kate Northrop Florida lottery winners are increasingly expressing frustration over the claims process, with many players complaining that the state is blocking prize payouts and issuing notices of owed money for debts that do not exist. Lottery winners in Florida suspect that an error in the state's internal system is causing it to flag individuals for owed debts where none exist, halt
May 24, 2024, 7:46 am - Lottery News

Washington Lottery takes down AI website after it generates topless photo of user
Controversy surrounding preventative measures for inappropriate AI image generation By Kate Northrop The Washington's Lottery AI-powered website was discontinued following a user complaint that it had generated a topless photo using her face. What began as an innocent way to help lottery players envision their lives after a big win turned into a disturbing controversy after the Washington Lottery's AI-powered website essentially generated softcore pornography of one of its users.
Apr 5, 2024, 6:59 pm - Lottery News

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

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

Massachusetts woman accidentally receives $20,000 worth of lottery tickets in the mail
What would you do? Includes video report By Kate Northrop A Massachusetts woman was dumbfounded when she opened a misdelivered box that contained $20,000 worth of unscratched Massachusetts Lottery tickets from FedEx. Danielle Alexandrov was utterly baffled when a FedEx delivery of $20,000 worth of lottery tickets showed up at her door. I start going through the boxes, everything is normal until I get a box that is very heavy, the Falmouth resident explained to WCVB. I open it
Nov 15, 2023, 11:26 am - Lottery News

VIDEO: UK woman who sued Camelot for £1 million lottery prize loses case
Court case over computer error comes to a close By Kate Northrop A UK woman who sued Camelot, the operator of the National Lottery, was told by a judge that her lottery prize was worth 10, not 1 million. Lottery player Joan Parker-Grennan, who went head-to-head with National Lottery operator Camelot in a court battle, will not be walking away with the 1 million prize she thought she was owed. Last week, Parker-Grennan was locked in a court battle over whether her online lottery p
Apr 8, 2023, 7:55 pm - Lottery News

UK woman claims she won £1 million lottery prize, Camelot says its £10
UK woman and Camelot locked in court battle over disagreement about prize amount By Kate Northrop A UK woman is going head-to-head with National Lottery operator Camelot in court to determine whether her prize is worth 1 million (US$1.2 million) or 10. Joan Parker-Grennan is currently locked in a court battle to get Camelot to pay her the 1 million prize she says she is owed. Camelot is disputing her claim, saying that she only won 10. On Tuesday, lawyers said that Parker-Gre
Mar 31, 2023, 4:40 pm - Lottery News

Florida man wins $10,000 lottery prize, state claims he owes money
Winner leaves Lottery office disappointed due to state's error By Kate Northrop A Florida lottery winner was ecstatic to win a $10,000 prize but left the Lottery claims office disappointed after he was told he owed the state money instead. An error on the state's part left a lottery winner confused about how much of his $10,000 prize he'd actually walk away with after he was told he owed a debt. Like any player who just won the lottery, South Florida resident Joe Cheung was both
Mar 3, 2023, 8:46 am - Lottery News

Florida lottery winner discovers unemployment benefits collected by imposter
Charles Dennis Engelhardt's legacy of state lottery winnings took a strange turn this month when Florida's unemployment offices (DEO) and Florida Lottery withheld his $600 Florida Lotto X winnings to cover part of a current debt balance of $1,799 for an unemployment overpayment. Engelhardt told News 6 the notices made no sense because he and his wife retired in early 2014 and have had no reason to collect unemployment benefits over the last 8 years. We were making close to what we were m
May 20, 2022, 7:03 pm - Lottery News

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