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Germany Lottery draw glitch caused announcement of wrong numbers
German broadcaster ZDF gave Lotto ticket holders a moment of false hope on Wednesday evening, after a glitch with the ball machine meant presenters read out the wrong numbers. At 6:50pm, 2.33 million people turned on their TVs to see if they'd won this week's lottery jackpot. But what presenters in the ZDF studio had not noticed was that that two balls, 46 and 47, failed to roll into the see-through Lotto drum. This meant that the first set of numbers 3,8,11,26,32,40 and 9 were void. The a
Apr 4, 2013, 11:57 am - Lottery News

Washington Lottery published wrong numbers after raffle draw
Blames 'computer glitch' A North Seattle man couldn't believe his eyes. His ticket in the lottery's Veteran's Raffle was a winner. He checked the numbers, and then checked them again. I was so excited! I couldn't believe I had won the lottery! he said. The problem is, he didn't. What he thought was a $1,000 winner was a dud. I got up early and went to the lottery office, and they told me my ticket was invalid, he said. Lottery officials say a computer glitch posted the wrong numb
Jan 3, 2013, 7:32 pm - Lottery News

Cashier's mistake makes N.H. family lottery winners
A Hillsborough family is the newest New Hampshire Tri-State Megabucks winner, and it was all because of a mistake. Hillsborough resident Scott Bennett wanted to buy tickets to two games on Wednesday, but the clerk made an error. He went up to the register and said he'd like a Lucky For Life ticket and a Tri-State Megabucks Plus ticket, said Maura McCann, New Hampshire Lottery director of marketing. Bennett was buying the tickets at a Hillsborough Circle K. The clerk sold him two Tr
Dec 24, 2012, 8:12 am - Lottery News

Man has Tennessee Lottery tickets delivered to his doorstep
Mike West gets weekly deliveries to his home in Erin. Wednesday morning when he opened a box he was surprised to find thousands of dollars of Tennessee Lottery scratch off tickets. They package of tickets sat on top of several other items inside a large box that was left on his doorstep. I thought this here must be my games, I got some X Box games, West explained. But when he opened the plastic envelope he discovered the lottery tickets inside. I just started seeing game after game
Oct 25, 2012, 8:23 am - Lottery News

Kansas woman has big prize taken away after it was awarded
A Pratt, Kansas, woman was thrilled when she won a NASCAR prize package for this weekend. That feeling soon turned to disappointment when the Kansas Lottery took the prize back. I'm sure dreams do come true for some, but not for me, said Pratt resident Leisa Mauch. Mauch's dream in this case was to get to the Kansas Speedway. Kyle Busch, Kyle Busch is my guy! For a few days, she thought she had the winning ticket. The Kansas Lottery sent her a letter and it said: Congratulatio
Oct 16, 2012, 3:43 pm - Lottery News

Lottery player says scanner not accurate
One man's faith in the reliability of Florida's lottery system has been shaken after an odd incident. It was around 8:30 p.m. the evening after a drawing. Robert Campisi, 48, a retired business owner and electrical contractor, was in the Exxon at 7624 Front Beach Road. Campisi said he was engaged in an activity that is all too familiar to him. And like most of the time, as he scanned the Powerball and Quick Pick lottery tickets at the external scanner, an all too familiar message appeared
Sep 16, 2012, 3:04 pm - Lottery News

Mass. man keeps mistake lottery ticket, wins $1 million
A Taunton, Massachusetts, man was on the right side of a million dollar mistake, when a scratch ticket game he didn't want to play turned out to be a winner. Richard Brown, 60, came in to the Gulf in Taunton last Monday, as he had several times in the past, looking for a $5 Blue Ice 7s ticket. This time, the distracted clerk gave him a Sizzling Sevens scratcher, another $5 game, by mistake, said lottery spokeswoman Beth Bresnahan. Instead of demanding the right ticket, Brown decided he was
Aug 20, 2012, 5:12 am - Lottery News

Man scratches a $1M winner, but lottery ticket was a misprint
By Todd Northrop A Massachusetts man thought he won a $1 million lottery prize until he realized the ticket he had was a misprint. Paul Pasquarosa of Boston, Massachusetts, was overjoyed when he learned that his Cashword scratch-off lottery ticket had matched three red words, which equals a million-dollar prize. But luck for the father of two quickly faded when the ticket was determined to be defective. Instead of becoming a millionaire, Mr. Pasquarosa was in possession of one of the
May 8, 2012, 3:20 pm - Lottery News

Illinois Lottery glitch causes many duplicate Quick Pick tickets
Mary Ellen Reiter felt like she got one losing ticket for the price of two after discovering that eight sets of numbers on one Illinois Lottery quick-pick ticket that she bought matched eight sets of numbers on another. I think that they should make it right, said Reiter, 52, of Evanston, who bought the duplicate tickets Sunday at a convenience store in the northern suburb. The way I figure, I should at least receive back $5 of free quick-picks. About 3,000 tickets were similarly affecte
May 7, 2012, 12:26 pm - Lottery News

Illinois lottery winners' checks bounced
Includes audio report Eighty-five Illinois Lottery winners last week probably thought they were lucky until they tried to cash in their winnings, that is. Their checks, totaling $159,000 in lottery winnings, were no good. Two days after Christmas, Maureen Furio of Lake Zurich bought an instant scratch-off ticket and won $1000. The next day, she got a check from the lottery. I deposited it the same day and went ahead and paid some extra Christmas bills, Furio says. And Jan. 3, it bou
Jan 6, 2012, 5:21 pm - Lottery News