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Human error to blame for Powerball delay
Human error in Iowa was behind a delay in the midweek Powerball drawing, lottery officials said Thursday.Wednesday night's drawing in a Des Moines suburb was delayed 37 minutes the second such delay in a month. The May 25 drawing also missed the time reserved for it to be broadcast to 90 television stations across the nation.Mary Neubauer, a spokeswoman for the Iowa Lottery, said human error was to blame for Wednesday's delay. In this particular case, someone did look at the sales figures but ...
Jun 24, 2005, 2:21 pm - Lottery News forum

California Lottery fixes major problem with Derby game
Computerized lottery drawings the culprit in flawed results Dave Andres, an insurance underwriter from Altadena, California, thought he alone was in the habit of scanning hundreds of winning numbers in the lottery's least-popular game, Daily Derby. He assumed no one else noticed that for 100 days running this winter, none of the winning times in the horse race-themed game had numbers that were repeated. He knew that players had to not only pick the right horses but also the last three d ...
May 13, 2005, 10:33 am - Lottery News forum

Illinois lottery glitch gives players extra chance
Technical difficulties with the Illinois State Lottery's Friday broadcast could turn into a nice payoff for some Pick Four ticket holders.A programming glitch halted taping during the 12:40 p.m. drawing after the number nine had been already drawn on air, said lottery spokesman Courtney Hill. Since there was a problem with the live broadcast, four new numbers were drawn, Hill said. They were 3985.But the official number for Friday's Pick Four drawing was 9985, swapping the three for the origin ...
Apr 17, 2005, 10:48 am - Lottery News forum

Thousands fume over lottery game typo
Hundreds Think They Won Grand PrizeIt's become a scratch with a catch after thousands of people thought they had won a $100,000 jackpot in a newspaper lottery game.The New York Daily News said a printing error led to a Scratch 'n Match debacle.They lined up by the hundreds Monday outside the New York Daily News ready to claim their instant fortunes.But the paper says not so fast -- there's been a mistake and those who think they won didn't. Many in the crowd weren't buying it.According to the ru ...
Mar 22, 2005, 9:36 am - Lottery News forum

NY Post chides rival paper over lottery error
The New York Post appears to be enjoying the mess that its long-time rival, The New York Daily News, created when it printed erroneous lottery numbers, and misled thousands of readers into thinking they won big bucks.The Post's editorial was scathing, including a call by the paper for the Daily News to award all the prize money that they initially reported people won. New York Post criticizes rival(by New York Daily News)New York's hometown newspaper scamsters tried to buy their way out of big t ...
Mar 22, 2005, 8:32 am - Lottery News forum

CT Lottery must pay an extra $581,000 for drawing mistake
Honoring all six numbers drawn in Friday's flawed Cash 5 lottery game will cost the Connecticut Lottery Corp. an extra $581,000, lottery officials said Monday.The lottery will honor 3,451 additional tickets, five of which are worth $100,000 each, said lottery spokeswoman Diane Patterson. It's amazing what one little number can do, Patterson said.The problem occurred when an employee got the cue to begin the drawing and plucked a No. 7 pingpong ball from those swirling in the mixing chamber. W ...
Mar 22, 2005, 7:36 am - Lottery News forum

Ohio Lottery Posts Wrong Results on Official Web Site
Ohio Lottery Commission officials say two employees responsible for posting an incorrect Super Lotto Plus number over the weekend will be disciplined.The commissions deputy director for communications, Mardele Cohen, says the number 35, instead of 45, was posted Saturday night as one of the winning Super Lotto Plus numbers on the lotterys Web site and on its winning numbers phone line.It stayed that way until Monday morning.The correct winning numbers were 7, 9, 26, 27, 34 and 45 with a bonus ba ...
Mar 8, 2005, 9:54 am - Lottery News forum

Georgia Lottery mistake gives players extra chance to win
Georgia lottery players have an extra chance to win Fantasy Five, due to a mistake made by lottery officials during the drawing.An internal audit, conducted as a normal course of business, revealed that one of the 39 numbered lottery balls was not placed into the drawing machine last Friday.As a result, the Georgia Lottery is honoring all winning tickets from Feb. 11th, and a bonus drawing will be held to make up for the mistake.Lottery President and Chief Executive Officer Margaret DeFrancisco ...
Feb 17, 2005, 7:52 am - Lottery News forum

Texas Lottery recalls 'Set For Life' tickets
The Texas Lottery Commission announced today that, effective immediately, it is recalling all Set For Life instant tickets (Game #499) from Texas Lottery retail locations.The agency has identified two tickets where, due to manufacturing errors, prize symbols on the face of the tickets do not match the prize amounts for those tickets in the lottery computer system.The agencys primary instant ticket manufacturer and producer of this game, Scientific Games International, Inc., has indicated to the ...
Jan 14, 2005, 9:30 am - Lottery News forum

Connecticut lottery error gives players another chance to win
A malfunction with the Connecticut Lottery's equipment on Wednesday resulted in more winning combinations for ticket buyers in the state's mid-day drawings.The state Division of Special Revenue was investigating what went wrong with the drawings of the Mid-Day 3 and Mid-Day 4 numbers. The problem did not affect the nightly drawings, which are done on different machines, Lottery officials said.Officials discovered the malfunction after the numbers were drawn live on television just before 2 p ...
Dec 9, 2004, 8:08 am - Lottery News forum