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
Wrong guy: Cops beat up lottery player
A San Jose man has hired a lawyer after police wrestled him to the ground, handcuffed him and kicked him in the face in a case of mistaken identity.
The victim, 23-year-old Henry Stevens Amador, had walked into his neighborhood convenience store Friday to buy a lottery ticket.
As Amador was walking to his car, he says he was rushed by a police officer with a gun pointed at him and another who knocked him to the ground.
Several officers surrounded him on the ground, where he was bloodied ...
Jul 14, 2010, 8:58 pm - Lottery News forum
Idaho Lottery draws raffle last night -- but makes error reporting results
The Idaho Lottery conducted its 2010 $500,000 Spring Raffle drawing Wednesday evening, awarding one $500,000 cash prize and many smaller prizes.
The winning numbers are available Lottery Post's Idaho Lottery Results page (www.lotterypost.com/results/id).
In addition to the $500,000 top prize, there will be 250 winners of $500, 1,500 winners of $50, and 3,249 winners of $25. All prizes are lump-sum cash payments.
A total of 300,000 tickets were available for the raffle at the price of $5 ...
Jul 1, 2010, 6:31 pm - Lottery News forum
Lottery mistake wins Ohio store clerk $250,000
An Ohio store clerk's mistake when printing a Mega Millions lottery ticket has won her $250,000.
Naomi Mauller, a clerk at Woolfe's Huff Puff on Main Street in New Lexington, Ohio, forgot to add an extra Kicker game to a customer's lottery ticket on Tuesday night, so she printed a new ticket and bought her $2 mistake. Both her ticket and its twin hit, raking in $250,000 for each winner.
You can't cancel the Mega Millions ticket, said Mauller, 51, a resident of New Lexington in Perry Count ...
Jun 28, 2010, 7:41 am - Lottery News forum
Mistake on lottery ticket would have won $30M jackpot
Player voids mistake ticket, but it turned out to be the winner
A St. John's lottery player may have saved a dozen dollars while cancelling an overcharged lottery ticket, but missed out on a $30 million jackpot.
A customer at the Corner Store, a convenience store in the Goulds neighbourhood of St. John's, ordered a $12 ticket on May 21, leading up to that night's Atlantic Lottery Lotto Max jackpot.
The [clerk] printed it off and made a mistake on the machine, and it came out $27. She o ...
Jun 19, 2010, 4:13 pm - Lottery News forum
Georgia Lottery schedules Cash 4 bonus drawing after error detected
During a review of the Monday, June 7, Cash 4 evening drawing, Georgia Lottery officials determined that an equipment malfunction occurred with a ball machine. One of the balls ejected back into the chute from the mixing chamber before the winning number fell.
As a result, the Georgia Lottery will hold a bonus Cash 4 drawing on Monday, July 5, giving players an extra chance to win.
We are very serious about the security and integrity of our games, said Georgia Lottery President and CEO Ma ...
Jun 14, 2010, 4:32 pm - Lottery News forum
Error caused S.D. Lottery to suspend Wild Card validations
The South Dakota Lottery temporarily halted validations for Wild Card 2 lotto tickets for the June 9 drawing to correct an error with the winning numbers.
An incorrect Wild Card was inadvertently entered into the system after the draw. The winning numbers for that drawing were 4, 5, 9, 15 and 21 and the Wild Card King of Diamonds. The Wild Card was initially incorrectly entered as the Jack of Diamonds.
The error was discovered Thursday afternoon by the Lottery, and all validations were sto ...
Jun 13, 2010, 8:54 am - Lottery News forum