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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 forum

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 forum

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 forum

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 forum

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 forum

S.C. Lottery to pay 2 sets of winning numbers after mistake
The South Carolina lottery will pay for two separate sets of winning numbers for a Tuesday Pick 3 drawing after a graphic mistakenly listed the wrong numbers. Lottery officials said in a news release that the numbers 2-2-6 were picked for Tuesday's midday Pick 3 game. But a graphic listing the winning numbers before the evening drawing had the numbers as 2-2-1. Executive Director Paula Harper Bethea says the lottery tries to be as transparent as possible and honors its mistakes. Officia ...
Feb 16, 2011, 10:55 pm - Lottery News forum

Lottery error prompts payout on two sets of winning numbers
By Todd Northrop An incorrect number reported by the Virginia Lottery for Wednesday night's Win For Life drawing has prompted the participating states of Georgia, Kentucky, and Virginia to payout on two sets of winning numbers. Win For Life is a multi-state lottery game played in Georgia, Kentucky, and Virginia. Players choose six numbers from 1 to 42, and can win one of eight different prizes, ranging from $2 to the Grand prize of $1,000 a week for life. The third number drawn for the ...
Jan 6, 2011, 1:30 pm - Lottery News forum

Colossal Fail: Cowboys lottery game winners not getting tickets after all
By Todd Northrop Two winners of a Cowboys-themed scratch game from the Texas Lottery were advised by letter that they won 2011 Season tickets, but then the lottery informed them it was a clerical error, and they would not get the tickets. Instead of season tickets, Delvin Delamar of Irving and Kathy Clark of Amarillo, the two winners, will be allowed to have seats in the NFL team's war room during draft day selections, be invited to a draft-day party, plus get free lodging and transportati ...
Nov 17, 2010, 9:45 am - Lottery News forum

Vt. Lottery computer glitch creates extra winners
Linda Hebert says she didn't think twice when she purchased two nearly identical computer-generated Fast Play tickets at North End Deli Mart earlier this month. They looked like winners to me, Hebert says of the twin Red Hot Numbers tickets that she has been patiently waiting for the Vermont Lottery Commission to honor since she bought them on her way to work Aug. 4. Turns out Hebert's double win was not due to lady luck but a computer malfunction and she wasn't alone in winning that day. ...
Aug 24, 2010, 9:48 am - Lottery News forum

Arkansas Lottery raffle bonus prizes failed to register
Lottery trying to track down the winners 45 Arkansas Lottery players who purchased Arkansas Million Dollar Raffle tickets are owed $20. That's because the lottery terminal failed to alert the player or retailer that the player won a bonus prize. The situation resulted from a vendor software issue triggered when a new lottery retailer began selling raffle tickets. The issue was recognized soon after, and the lottery made an announcement to inform players holding a raffle ticket to check ...
Jul 21, 2010, 9:17 pm - Lottery News forum