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R.I. lottery machine prints invalid tickets
They entered the store with hopes of striking it rich through a winning lottery ticket. They exited with bogus tickets all dated from 1999. A lottery machine mix-up Thursday resulted in roughly 70 invalid tickets being printed at a Cranston convenience store, the Rhode Island Lottery said Friday. The problem was caused by a field service technician for the gaming technology company Gtech Holdings Corp. who accidentally replaced a malfunctioning machine at Oaklawn Mart with a model termin ...
Jan 15, 2007, 3:15 pm - Lottery News forum

Does $9 goof point to larger problems with Ontario Lottery?
When Ralph Landry finally wins the big one, he wants to know that the jackpot isn't accidentally given to somebody else. But the 67-year-old retired Air Canada employee has lost faith after he went to claim a small prize and found out that somehow somebody else got paid the money in another town. How does this happen? he asked. The self-proclaimed lottery addict bought his daily dose of lottery tickets at the Daisy Mart on Dec. 27, won $9 on a scratch-and-win Bingo and then within ...
Jan 11, 2007, 4:33 pm - Lottery News forum

Calif. Lottery misprint leaves 'winners' with nothing
Many people thought they struck it rich playing one of the California Lottery's Scratcher games. But they didn't, and lottery officials blame a misprint, an error, to explain why some folks got a free game ticket instead of thousands of dollars in cash. The Luna family thought Christmas had come early. My understanding is I won it fair and square. Lucy Luna was playing the $3 Scratcher Word Crossword. The ticket says scratch letters to reveal 10 words win $20,000. Lucy scratch ...
Dec 12, 2006, 7:35 am - Lottery News forum

NJ Lottery tickets call Corzine 'Acting Gov.'
Gov. Corzine got an early Christmas present from the New Jersey Lottery a demotion to acting governor. A $2 scratch-off game, Holiday Lucky Times 10, that hit the stores Nov. 13 lists Jon S. Corzine as Acting Governor on a list of state and lottery officials, even though Corzine was elected to a four-year term in November 2005. I just bought a ticket, I looked at the back of it just to see what the prizes were and I happened to notice it said, Jon Corzine, acting governor,' said Ja ...
Nov 21, 2006, 9:38 pm - Lottery News forum

Newspaper apologizes for lottery results error
Editor's Note: The man should have gotten his lottery results from Lottery Post's Quebec Lottery Results page. Newspapers often post erroneous results, and mistakes and apologies cannot be re-printed until the next day. A Quebec man recently threatened to sue the Montreal Gazette after the paper's error made him think he'd won a huge lottery jackpot when he hadn't. Today the paper ran a Note to Readers on A2 from its publisher, Alan Allnutt. He apologizes for the mistake which he ...
Aug 23, 2006, 2:27 pm - Lottery News forum

UK Lottery computer glitch eliminated the number '9'
Thousands of United Kingdom Lottery players have been given free draw entries to make up for technical problems with computer-generated ticket numbers. A database glitch hit entries for the new Dream Number game last month, operator Camelot said yesterday. Some entries bought online or by text in the four days to July 17 did not contain the digit nine. They were still entered for draws on either July 15 or July 19 both of which contained the digit nine somewhere in the seven winnin ...
Aug 16, 2006, 1:03 pm - Lottery News forum

Casino coupon error gives 11,000 people $525
Roughly 11,000 patrons of Harrah's Joliet Casino in Illinois got a big surprise in the mail last week: a coupon good for $525 in wagering.But casino officials were surprised more than anyone else.The casino's direct-marketing vendor mistakenly made the coupons for an amount much higher than the usual $15 to $20 that was intended to be the value, Harrah's said.The company will honor the coupons, which were sent out last week, said Harrah's Illinois regional president Joe Domenico. The announcemen ...
Nov 21, 2005, 9:42 am - Lottery News forum

Florida Lottery will not honor misprint scratch-off jackpot
She thought she won $250,000 in the lottery, but the lottery said it's not paying. The lottery said what appeared to be a winning ticket was a misprint.Tina Coley buys her scratch off tickets at the same store every week. She said she almost had a heart attack when she matched a number for a quarter of a million dollars. But the Florida Lottery said the ticket is a misprint and Coley's only entitled to $20.Coley and her family raise German Shepherds. They have enough puppies to keep them smiling ...
Jul 29, 2005, 11:03 pm - Lottery News forum

S.C. Lottery officials continue to investigate drawing error
South Carolina Lottery officials say it will be several months before the financial impact is clear from an error made in a Palmetto Cash Five drawing last month.On June 24th, one of the numbers in the live random drawing was reported as 37, although the number drawn actually was 27. The incorrect number was sent to media outlets across the state and posted on the South Carolina Education Lottery Web site.Once the error was discovered, lottery officials decided to pay out on winning tickets with ...
Jul 22, 2005, 9:45 am - Lottery News forum

S.C. Lottery posts wrong numbers; causes pay off problems
When Roy Corbitt went to collect on a winning lottery ticket, he was expecting a payout of $9 or $10. I know I had three numbers. I didn't really know I had four. That's why I was shocked when they guy said, 'you won $600'. When Corbitt went to the lottery claims office to collect his winnings, he was told that there was a problem with his ticket.He wasn't alone.Corbitt said several people also came to claim their money. A lot them had $600 or $700 like I did, Corbitt explained.But instead ...
Jun 28, 2005, 1:02 pm - Lottery News forum