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UPDATE: New Jersey Lottery restores Fast Play sales following glitch
Lottery promises compensation for some players By Kate Northrop The New Jersey Lottery today announced that sales for its Fast Play family of games will be restored this evening after a software issue forced ticket sales offline and provided details regarding compensation for affected tickets. On Tuesday, the Lottery suspended Fast Play sales immediately after discovering a vendor software error. Sales for the Fast Play family of games are scheduled to resume tonight, Apr. 29 at 5:00 ...
Apr 29, 2021, 4:16 pm - Lottery News forum

Maryland Lottery holds second Bonus Match 5 drawing after problem discovered
Players are urged to hang onto their tickets and check both sets of numbers By Kate Northrop On Thursday, the Maryland Lottery announced that it held two drawings for the Bonus Match 5 on March 18 due to a problem that occurred with the drawing that day. A press release from the Lottery assures players that it will pay prizes on two separate sets of winnings numbers for the March 18 drawing, which are listed below. The Lottery also emphasized that each set of winning numbers is separate ...
Mar 22, 2021, 10:34 am - Lottery News forum

Hoosier Lottery holds secondary Daily 3 drawing following technical issue
Lottery tells players to hold onto their tickets UPDATE: Secondary draw results added By Kate Northrop After a technical difficulty occurred during the evening Daily 3 drawing on Saturday, Jan. 30, the Hoosier Lottery held a secondary drawing. In the meantime, the Lottery urged players to hold onto their tickets in the event that their numbers yield a prize with the new numbers drawn. The winning numbers from the initial drawing are 9-0-2 with Superball 1, but players whose ticket ...
Feb 3, 2021, 7:07 pm - Lottery News forum

Misprinted Kentucky Lottery tickets lead players to mistakenly believe they won
IGT software error dashes players' hopes and excitement By Kate Northrop Quite a few Kentucky Lottery players thought they had won big time when they saw matching symbols printed on their Tic Tac Cash Fast Play tickets, but that joy quickly dissipated when they found out that those symbols were not indicators of winning the lottery at all, rather they were a result of a software error. According to the Kentucky Lottery, a vendor software issue affected some lottery vending machines in O ...
Dec 17, 2020, 5:19 pm - Lottery News forum

Top prizes missing from Ireland Lottery games blamed on 'human error'
Some jackpots were literally impossible to win By Kate Northrop The Regulator of Ireland's National Lottery released a report today that confirmed four jackpot prizes worth a combined 180,000 (US$211,544) in three separate scratch-off games went missing, making them impossible to win. In November 2019, the National Lottery's regulator was notified that the number of jackpots offered in three separate scratch-off games was inaccurate compared to the number of jackpots actually available ...
Oct 8, 2020, 5:46 pm - Lottery News forum

UPDATE: Florida winner whose ticket was lost in mail gets her prize
Florida Lottery did receive the ticket after all; USPS tracking still shows undelivered By Kate Northrop Every lottery player's worst nightmare came true for a Florida woman whose ticket was supposedly lost in the mail by the United States Postal Service over a month ago. After telling her she would have to forfeit her $1,000 prize and then awarding it to another player, the Florida Lottery looked again and discovered the winning ticket was in their possession after all. Sue Burgess, 62 ...
Oct 2, 2020, 10:47 am - Lottery News forum

Lottery nightmare: Florida woman's prize is forfeited after postal service loses winning ticket
Winner doesn't have much hope of claiming her prize after messy debacle By Kate Northrop It's every lottery winner's worst nightmare in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic your winning ticket getting lost in the mail. Sadly, that's exactly what happened to a Florida woman whose certified mail containing a ticket worth $1,000 was lost by the U.S. Postal Service. Worse, the Florida Lottery said her prize was forfeited and awarded to someone else. Since claim offices have closed or limited ...
Sep 30, 2020, 5:19 pm - Lottery News forum

NJ Lottery mistakenly printed malicious website address on lottery tickets
By Kate Northrop The New Jersey Lottery misspelled the address of their second-chance website on lottery tickets, leading players to visit a malicious website with the potential to install malware on their computer. According to the Lottery, a state vendor programmed store registers to print an incorrect web address on tickets for playing Collect 'N Win, a second-chance promotion that has been running for about three weeks. Bill Bauer, a former software engineer from Edison, said he enc ...
Aug 28, 2020, 12:26 pm - Lottery News forum

Nebraska Lottery warns players about misprinted Lucky for Life tickets
Lucky for Life players are encouraged to check lottery tickets printed on or before Thursday after about 125 multi-draw tickets were misprinted with incorrect end-of-game dates, Nebraska Lottery officials said in a release Friday. Multi-draw tickets allow players to purchase up to 12 weeks of drawings in advance, and those tickets contain the start and end dates of drawings, the release said. An incorrect end date can cause players to mistakenly believe their ticket has lost. The start ...
Jun 6, 2020, 9:43 am - Lottery News forum

Malfunction delays Saturday's Powerball lottery drawing
Includes video report People hoping to win the Powerball jackpot Saturday night had to wait a little longer to see the numbers. When viewers tuned in for the drawing, instead of seeing of bouncing balls the saw an empty lottery machine. An announcement was made saying: because of a technical problem we are unable to bring you the Powerball drawing at this time. Eventually the winning numbers were posted online, and USA Mega contains all the winning number and prize information, incl ...
Mar 8, 2020, 11:55 am - Lottery News forum

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