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Ireland TV network red-faced after huge lottery numbers blunder
Ireland's national television broadcaster is hoping the country's newest Lotto millionaire hasn't thrown away their winning ticket after watching the live drawing broadcast on Saturday night. RTE was forced to rectify a huge mistake on air, after broadcasting the wrong numbers for two draws, including the main Lotto results. Many people from Northern Ireland also play the Republic's lottery, as well as the British National Lottery, to increase their chances of instant riches. Lotto head
Dec 20, 2011, 7:34 am - Lottery News

Man to sue Austrian casino after $57 million jackpot denied
A gambler who thought he had won 37 million (US$57 million) on a slot machine has been offered a free meal and 60 (US$93) instead, after casino bosses said the jackpot was due to a software error . Behar Merlaku, 26, played the winning machine at a casino in Bregenz, Austria. Despite only getting four of the slot machine's five required matches, Mr. Merlaku was told he had won the massive jackpot complete with a winning bell and flashing screen. However when he went to claim his prize,
Dec 14, 2011, 9:38 am - Lottery News

Wrong ticket wins Georgia woman $25 million
It was a huge mistake, but one with a silver lining for a woman who says her winning $25 million lottery ticket wasn't the one she originally wanted. Kathy Scruggs, 44, from Lithonia Georgia, says a store clerk mistakenly sold her a lottery ticket for a different game than the one requested. I asked for a Mega Millions ticket and the lady gave me a Powerball ticket, Ms. Scruggs told the Georgia Lottery. I just took it anyway, she says, ending up purchasing both types. That Powerbal
Oct 5, 2011, 7:03 am - Lottery News

Would-be lottery winner to get new roof
Includes video report Parlier, California, resident Elida Betancourt isn't going to get the $54 million she thought she won in this week's lottery when her newspaper printed the wrong winning numbers. But she will get something. After hearing about Betancourt's illusive brush with fortune, two local businessmen have stepped up to give the 69-year-old Betancourt the first thing she had planned to spend her apparent Mega Millions jackpot on: a new roof. Because I own a roofing company an
Sep 21, 2011, 10:56 am - Lottery News

Maryland woman's winning lottery ticket mistake
Includes video report Many of us have had the dream. We've imagined what it would be like to have a winning lottery ticket in hand. A Maryland woman thought she was getting just a little taste of that dream. But it turned out it was all a mistake. You see, Donna Allen loves to play the lottery. She checks the numbers right after the drawing. Saturday night, just like any other night, I checked at ten after 8pm and it said 4157, says Allen. It appeared she had a winning ticket for
Sep 21, 2011, 10:34 am - Lottery News

Tri-State lottery players get extra chance to win Pick 4
Players of the Tri-State Pick 4 lottery had two chances to win this week when a ball left in the drawing machine led to two sets of winning numbers. Lottery officials said they discovered that a ball was inadvertently left in the chute of the drawing machine before Tuesday's evening winning numbers were drawn, so the number wasn't included in the drawing. Officials decided to hold another drawing Wednesday and pay out on both sets of Pick 4 numbers for the Tuesday evening draw. The two
Aug 3, 2011, 5:43 pm - Lottery News

Georgia Lottery sets Cash 4 bonus drawing date
By Todd Northrop Georgia Lottery players will have two chances to win with a bonus Cash 4 drawing scheduled for Friday, June 10. The bonus drawing will be held immediately following the regularly scheduled midday drawing at 12:29 p.m. All tickets purchased for the June 10 Cash 4 midday drawing will be eligible for both the regularly scheduled drawing and the bonus drawing. The bonus drawing will not be televised, due to time constraints. However, players will be able to view a video rep
Jun 7, 2011, 4:39 pm - Lottery News

Georgia Lottery to conduct bonus Cash 4 drawing
Date to be announced; makes up for machine error today By Todd Northrop Georgia lottery officials announced that a bonus drawing of the Cash 4 game would be forthcoming, due to a mechanical error in Friday's midday draw. During a review of the Friday, June 3, Cash 4 midday drawing, Georgia Lottery officials determined that a technical malfunction occurred with a ball machine. To make up for the error, the Georgia Lottery will conduct a bonus Cash 4 drawing on a date to be announced, giv
Jun 3, 2011, 5:35 pm - Lottery News

Colorado newspaper prints wrong lottery results; couple thought they won
It pays to doublecheck those lottery numbers if you want to avoid heartache. A couple from Pueblo, Colo., found that out after they checked their tickets' numbers in the local newspaper. At first, Jim and Dorothy Sprague say, they experienced a lot of joy on Sunday morning when they looked in the Pueblo Chieftain to find that their numbers were winners. I woke up and found out we were millionaires, Jim Sprague told NBC station KOAA. In his excitement, Sprague called his children to tel
Apr 12, 2011, 9:53 pm - Lottery News

Store wins lottery prize on mistake ticket
Will 'give away' prize Tesco Ireland, the Irish arm of supermarket group Tesco, is to give away a 500,000 (US$713,000) Euro Millions prize it won by accident on April Fool's Day. The retail giant is understood to have won the huge prize inadvertently last week. A customer had asked for a 4 quick-pick ticket but was issued with a 9 ticket by mistake. The customer was then issued a new ticket, while the 9 ticket was locked inside the cashier's register. However, the following morning t
Apr 7, 2011, 9:22 am - Lottery News

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