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Tennessee Lottery takes back refund offer
Today the Tennessee Lottery rescinded its offer from last week to refund tickets purchased with the wrong jackpot amount listed. In a release issued on their web site, the Tennessee Lottery emphatically stated, The Tennessee Lottery is not offering refunds for Powerball tickets purchased last week. The Lottery regrets any confusion or inconvenience created by recent reports concerning some tickets sold on Sept. 6 and the morning of Sept. 7, 2007. The lottery stated that players have
Sep 14, 2007, 2:24 pm - Lottery News

Tennessee rep calls for lottery oversight meeting
Update: (Sep. 17, 2007, 11:15 am) Correction of Sen. Kyle's office number. Editor: Lottery Post urges its readers to immediately contact Sen. Kyle at (615) 741-4167 to let him know what you think of computerized drawings in the state of Tennessee, and that you want real lottery drawings reinstated. Ask Sen. Kyle to visit to see for himself what players are saying about computerized drawings and the lottery. Citing concerns that recent operational missteps could damage
Sep 14, 2007, 9:54 am - Lottery News

Tenn. Lottery: Curse of the computerized drawings?
Again, blames a vendor Ever since the Tennessee Lottery switched to computerized drawings, they have suffered one mishap after another. Some Powerball players will get refunds because of a misprint on Lotto 5, Cash 3 and Cash 4 tickets that showed last Wednesday's Powerball jackpot at $29 million instead of $15 million. James Hawkins of Gallatin reported the misprint after stocking up on Powerball tickets Thursday and Friday, then spotting a billboard that didn't jibe with the jackpot
Sep 13, 2007, 3:52 pm - Lottery News

Tennessee Lottery players unanimous in their discontent with drawings
Reder Views: Do you have faith in the Tennessee Lottery? Managers of the Tennessee Lottery must think those playing the lottery are either awfully naive or just plain dumb. Why? It appears to me that winners of future lotteries will no longer be just because of honest luck. Changing the method from purely chance - that is, from air- blown pingpong balls rolling down chutes (unless they already have been cheating by adding weights to some pingpong balls) to a programmed computer approach
Sep 2, 2007, 9:32 am - Lottery News

Lottery 'glitch' leaves players suspicious
Brentwood lottery player Wil Prude thinks the computers that draw random numbers for the Tennessee Lottery's Cash 3 and Cash 4 games still have not been repaired. Lottery officials announced Aug. 21 that a glitch in the system had been corrected one that prevented duplicate numbers, such as 1-1-3, from being drawn as winning combinations for the previous three weeks. But Prude, who plays Cash 3 every day, is among the players whose confidence in the game is now shaken. He says the mach
Sep 2, 2007, 8:47 am - Lottery News

Tenn. Lottery created discontent with move to computerized drawings
Lottery should not have ended drawings By Larry Duck When the Tennessee Lottery started drawing the numbers by computer software, did you know they were doing away with the ball drawings? I could hear a great cry from loyal lottery players. People who have been playing the lottery for many years must have felt betrayed by the lottery, as they were not properly informed that this was going to happen. No constituent votes were taken and no polls conducted the lottery just made its decisio
Sep 2, 2007, 8:01 am - Lottery News

Tenn. Lottery CEO breaks silence on drawing errors
Lottery is committed to accountability By REBECCA HARGROVE (Tennessee Lottery President and CEO) and DENNIS BOTTORFF (Chairman of the Board of Directors) When Tennessee voters called for the creation of a state lottery in November 2002, two things were on most people's minds: Millions in funding for new, specific programs to improve education, and a form of entertainment that would provide cash prizes and other economic benefits to the state. Nearly five years later, the Tennessee Educ
Sep 2, 2007, 7:30 am - Lottery News

Newspaper Editorial: Biggest error was switching to computerized draws
Players won't participate in a lottery they can't trust By Tennessean Editorial Staff September 2, 2007 Today's Topic: When a glitch hits the lottery Our View Any game of chance needs a high level of trust. Trust was missing during a recent stretch in the Tennessee Lottery when players who bet on digits showing up more than once were literally shut out of a chance to win because of a computer glitch. The glitch meant that people who bet on repeating numbers in the Cash 3 and Cash
Sep 2, 2007, 7:04 am - Lottery News

Tenn. Lottery says duplicate numbers drawn were legit; can we be sure?
Strange drawing results come right after revelation of weeks of flawed drawings The Tennessee Lottery's Cash 3 game had the exact same winning number in both the midday and evening drawings Thursday. Kym Gerlock, vice president of communications for the Tennessee Lottery, said the reappearance of number 940 was random chance. It was not an error. It's rare, but it does happen, Gerlock said. Each drawing is a totally separate instance and one is not related to another. Gerlock sai
Aug 31, 2007, 8:19 pm - Lottery News

Indiana Lottery finds $13,000 mistake
Data entry error. Winning Hoosier Lottery tickets totaling $12,935 may have been mistaken for non-winning tickets after two drawings this summer because of a data entry error, the lottery said Wednesday. The mistake concerns ticket holders with 4 of 6 or 5 of 6 winning numbers in the Hoosier Lotto drawings of June 23 and Aug. 8. The error means that some of those tickets would have shown as non-winning entries when presented for redemption. This error occurred when the vendor ent
Aug 30, 2007, 12:23 am - Lottery News