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NM Lottery Pick 4 computerized drawing glitch made many tickets worthless
Players can get a refund IF they held onto losing tickets By Todd Northrop When the New Mexico Lottery introduced its latest lottery draw game, Pick 4, in early February, players had no idea that many of the tickets they purchased were completely worthless with no chance of winning. That's because the game's computerized drawings were incorrectly programmed, making combinations with repeat digits impossible to be drawn. Only combinations in which every digit was different were able to b
Feb 21, 2019, 7:25 pm - Lottery News

CT Lottery chief questioned by lawmakers over mishaps, computerized drawings
By Jon Lender State lawmakers grilled Connecticut Lottery Corp. officials Thursday at a legislative hearing about long-running controversies including their alleged retaliation against former lottery security chief Alfred W. DuPuis, who says he was the victim of a vendetta for raising questions in 2015 about the fraud-plagued 5 Card Cash game, and their alleged lack of cooperation with the state Department of Consumer Protection that regulates them. On top of that, Rep. Joe Verrengia, D-We
Jan 25, 2019, 9:10 am - Lottery News

DC Lottery to payout $127K for reporting wrong winning numbers
The D.C. Lottery says it is paying out tens of thousands of dollars to people who have losing tickets after the lottery reported the wrong winning numbers due to human error. The mistake is limited to the evening drawings of the DC-2, DC-3, DC-4 and DC-5 games on Dec. 12, 2018. According to data provided by D.C. Lottery, 773 losing tickets were designated as winning because of the error. The total winnings for those tickets is $127,505. As of Tuesday, 443 of the tickets had been redeemed
Jan 11, 2019, 8:07 pm - Lottery News

Swiss lotto draw chaos denies jackpot winner million
A Swiss man won a million and then lost it on Saturday, when a televised Swiss lotto draw went chaotically wrong. For Andreas B rkli it would have been a lottery dream come true, when his name was pulled out of a drum and announced by German singer Herbert Gr nemeyer. Swiss public TV channel SRF apologised after declaring him the winner, explaining that a mistake had been made due to technical problems. A new draw will be made and the winner will find out after Christmas. Swiss websi
Jan 1, 2019, 10:41 pm - Lottery News

Nebraska woman told her winning lottery ticket is a dud
Connie Johnson got one of the very first scratch-off cards for the Nebraska Lottery's new Christmas game, Holiday Bonus Bucks. In fact, the lady at Russ's Market, where Johnson goes to get prescriptions filled, hadn't even opened the packets for the new lottery game. Have you got anything new? Johnson asked. The woman opened the new game tickets. Johnson bought four of them, drove home, did a little house work, then sat down and scratched one. It said I won $1,000! Johnson was
Nov 26, 2018, 10:05 am - Lottery News

Lottery flub pays off: Michigan co-workers win $1M
A Mega Millions mistake by an office employee is paying off for her and 20 of her Ottawa County coworkers. The Michigan Lottery says the Bus Busters lottery club won $1 million during the historic Mega Millions drawing on Oct. 23. All 21 winners work for SoundOff Commercial Vehicle Solutions in Hudsonville. The lottery club's representative said they pooled their money for lottery tickets, with their boss matching the amount for a total of $212. However, the woman who volunteered to bu
Nov 8, 2018, 8:21 am - Lottery News

Sales halted for Iowa Lottery scratch game
Sales are being stopped for one of the Iowa Lottery's $5 instant-scratch games. The Lottery says it has received reports from players that Cash Wheel game tickets have been misprinted. We take seriously our responsibility to provide our players with accurate information and quality products, Iowa Lottery CEO Terry Rich said. And while we have only received two reports of difficulties after more than 720,000 tickets have already been distributed in the 'Cash Wheel' game, we are removing th
Sep 13, 2018, 8:14 am - Lottery News

Oregon Lottery glitch in July made all Keno tickets losers
The Oregon Lottery has built up a $1.2 billion a year business trafficking in the eternal thrill of gambling. Just one of its games, Keno, was played an extraordinary 73.7 million times last year. But the Keno odds took a sudden swing in the early morning hours of July 23, when scanners read all Keno tickets as losers, even when they weren't. The Lottery never widely disclosed the technical glitch that gave players zero chance of winning. The agency confirmed the defect lasted nearly six h
Sep 10, 2018, 5:53 am - Lottery News

UK Lottery botched raffle draw results
Winning tickets worth millions may have been discarded Five players in a UK National Lottery raffle missed out on becoming millionaires after a technical fault on its website hid winning tickets, it can be revealed. A temporary page on the National Lottery website hid raffle prizes worth 5.45 million (US$7 million) from players in a 2016 Lotto Olympic Medal Draw, meaning winners may have been misled into discarding winning tickets they thought were worthless. Gambling watchdogs have hit
Aug 26, 2018, 9:48 am - Lottery News

CT Lottery official disciplined for botched raffle draw claims lottery has vendetta against him
The Connecticut Lottery Corp. opened 2018 with a million dollar blunder at a Jan. 1 drawing, and months of controversy followed. But that seemed to die down as the agency recently reported a record $345 million in revenue on $1.2 billion in annual ticket sales, and took a step toward normality last month by hiring Gregory Smith, the acting Illinois lottery chief, to fill its long-vacant CEO position. However, the surface calm is deceiving. There's still big trouble. It comes in the form of
Aug 5, 2018, 8:25 am - Lottery News