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Penn. Lottery's Midday Mistake Leads to Questions About Drawings
When news outlets received the results of the Pennsylvania midday lottery drawing 20 minutes earlier than usual, some questioned how the non-televised drawing operates. Sales for the Daily Number and Big 4 midday drawing end at 1:05 pm every day. Until recently, the Pennsylvania Lottery website had said the drawing took place at 1:35 pm daily. But this week, news organizations received the midday drawing results around 1:15 pm. Now, lottery officials say the website was wrong and new ...
Aug 21, 2004, 3:40 pm - Lottery News forum

Connecticut recalls 300 scratch tickets
A printing glitch on tickets for a scratch-off lottery game has prompted a recall of 300 tickets, Connecticut lottery officials said Friday.Printing omissions were discovered on a Tropical Fun $10 scratch-game ticket by a customer. The mistake could lead customers to believe tickets were winners when they actually were not, said James Vance, president and CEO of Connecticut Lottery Corp.About 300 tickets were deactivated because of the glitch, 102 of which were sold before the error was discov ...
Aug 2, 2004, 9:48 am - Lottery News forum

$10,000 winner suing Tennessee lottery
How much is a lost chance at $1 million worth?That's the crucial question raised by a lawsuit filed by a Fayetteville man who claims mistakes during the state's first $1 million lottery drawing cost him a chance at the top prize.But determining how much he was damaged by a lost chance would be difficult, local attorneys said.Dennis Perry, a 57-year-old disabled veteran, won $10,000 in the June 26 drawing at Opry Mills. He was one of three finalists for the big prize. In a lawsuit filed in Lincol ...
Jul 19, 2004, 8:23 am - Lottery News forum

Lottery foul-ups rare but expensive
Lottery mistakes don't happen often, but when they do they're costly resulting in multiple awards or increases in the prize money.Here are some lottery foul-ups from across the country in recent years: Earlier this month, a missing nine ball in a drawing machine led the New Hampshire lottery to honor two winning numbers. It was the second double payout resulting from missing balls in the state's lottery drawing machines this year. In April, the Wisconsin lottery posted an incorrect winning num ...
Jul 19, 2004, 8:20 am - Lottery News forum

Drawing error leads lottery officials to pay on two numbers
It is the state lotterys equivalent of a poker dealer forgetting a few cards from the deck.A missing nine ball led to lottery officials honoring two winning numbers for yesterday afternoons Tri-State Pick 3 game. The first numbers drawn were 7-2-2. When the mistake was caught, officials drew again: 1-9-9.Unfortunately, we cant prepare for every circumstance or happenstance, said Maura McCann, a spokesman for the lottery who has been doing the evening drawing for 15 years. It is very infrequent, ...
Jul 7, 2004, 9:21 am - Lottery News forum

Wisconsin Lottery sorts mixup on Badger 5 numbers
The Wisconsin Lottery will pay on two sets of winning numbers from Monday's Badger 5 drawing after a mix-up caused confusion over which five numbers were actually drawn, a lottery official said Tuesday.The Wisconsin Lottery sent the media a winning combination of three, five, 15, 19 and 29, the correct numbers drawn Monday night, spokesman Andrew Bohage said. But lottery employees mistakenly substituted a 25 for the 29 in the numbers posted on its Web site.Bohage said neither combination produce ...
Apr 14, 2004, 7:25 am - Lottery News forum

Visible numbers end sales of Louisiana Lottery scratch-off games
The Louisiana Lottery Corp. has stopped sales of three scratch-off games because numbers supposed to be hidden could be read without scratching off anything.The Louisiana Boil, Extra Free Spot Bingo and Winning Combinations games all had the problem, the company said in a news release Monday.It said sales of Winning Combinations were halted Thursday after lottery workers realized that the numbers were visible through the latex scratch-off coating.Lottery President Randy Davis ordered the printer ...
Mar 30, 2004, 4:52 am - Lottery News forum

French lottery to pay up
Games company Francaise des Jeux said it would compensate a handful of people who mistakenly thought they had won the jackpot because of printing errors on a batch of black jack scratch cards.Eight people in the Lorraine region of eastern France will be awarded between 2,000 and 40,000 euros for having had their dreams of wealth raised and dashed.The company devised a way to calculate how much distress the players had suffered linked to the amount they thought they had won and how long they were ...
Dec 8, 2003, 4:31 am - Lottery News forum

Mass. Lottery needs to replace 2.2M defective scratch tickets
More than two million state lottery scratch tickets will have to be replaced because they have a shelf life problem. If they sit around too long, the latex in the scratching area deteriorates and may become unscratchable.The problems with the $200,000 Bonus game tickets have prompted Treasurer Timothy Cahill to order an overhaul of the Massachusetts State Lotterys procedures for handling ticket glitches, according to a published report Monday. We expect flaws. Its part of the industry, said ...
Oct 14, 2003, 3:46 am - Lottery News forum

LA Lottery Will Honor Misprinted Game Tickets
Tickets for three state lottery games - Pick 3, Pick 4 and Cash Quest - that were purchased Tuesday between 1:35 p.m. and 2:11 p.m. for Tuesday night's drawing were inadvertently generated for Wednesday's drawing.Louisiana Lottery President Randy Davis said the Lottery will honor winning Pick 3, Pick 4 and Cash Quest tickets purchased during that time frame for both drawings, Tuesday, Oct. 7 and Wednesday, Oct. 8.Lottery records indicate 1,493 Pick 3; 724 Pick 4; and 354 Cash Quest tickets were ...
Oct 8, 2003, 4:36 am - Lottery News forum