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Some N.C. Carolina Cash 5 lottery winners are due a little more
The N.C. Education Lottery says 48 Carolina Cash 5 game winners received $4 less than they actually won. In Monday's drawing, 48 tickets matched four of the five winning numbers and should have won a prize of $256. Players with those tickets got $252, lottery officials said. The winners beat odds of 1 in 4,163. The mistake resulted from human error involving the calculations of what the pari-mutuel prize would be, lottery Executive Director Alice Garland said. With a pari-mutuel prize, the ...
Feb 14, 2018, 9:35 am - Lottery News forum

S.C. lottery glitch could result in $35 million in prize payouts; NJ firm will investigate
South Carolina lottery officials say a computer glitch that made winners out of everyone who played a holiday game for two hours on Christmas Day could result in a more than $35 million prize payout nearly double the initial estimate. The S.C. Education Lottery Commission announced the new figure Tuesday at a special meeting called to discuss the ongoing fallout from a programming error. The mistake had players of the Holiday Cash Add-A-Play game seeing three matching Christmas trees print ...
Jan 23, 2018, 6:00 pm - Lottery News forum

CT Lottery holds do-over raffle drawing
Million-dollar winner is one of the tickets excluded from the first drawing 16 tickets won prizes in both drawings The Connecticut Lottery Corp. held a do-over drawing Tuesday morning to partially correct a $1.375 million blunder that happened Jan. 1, when nearly half of the eligible tickets in the New Year's Million-Dollar Super Draw game 100,000 out of the 214,601 sold at $10 each were excluded from the drawing. The electronic drawing was conducted without apparent problems by a team ...
Jan 16, 2018, 1:34 pm - Lottery News forum

Connecticut Lottery to re-draw raffle Tuesday
The Connecticut Lottery Corp. has set Tuesday at 11 a.m. as the time for a do-over drawing to partly make up for a Jan. 1 fiasco in which nearly half the eligible tickets in the Super Draw game 100,000 out of 214,601 sold at $10 each were excluded by mistake. But some lottery players are still unhappy. The new drawing will be held as two investigations are already underway into how the $1.375 million error occurred on New Year's Day and it's unlikely to satisfy many of the holders of the 1 ...
Jan 13, 2018, 4:43 pm - Lottery News forum

Connecticut lawmaker may request hearings over costly drawing error
It should have been so easy for the five-member team in charge of a Jan. 1 lottery drawing to enter and verify the right numbers in a machine that electronically selected the winners of the Connecticut Lottery Corp.'s New Year's $1,000,000 Super Draw game. Such an easy thing, but now so many problems. The team members had the benefit of illustrated, step-by-step instructions that you or I could follow in the form an Official Drawing Procedures manual for the game in which $10 tickets were ...
Jan 6, 2018, 6:17 pm - Lottery News forum

Two CT Lottery employees on paid leave during probe of botched drawing
The Connecticut Lottery Corp. said Wednesday that it has placed two employees on paid administrative leave while it investigates a human error that shut 100,000 eligible tickets out of Monday's drawing in the New Year's $1,000,000 Super Draw game, forcing a second drawing yet to be scheduled. (See Connecticut Lottery forced to redraw special New Year's raffle after 'human error', Lottery Post, Jan. 2, 2018.) Investigations are being conducted by both the CT Lottery and the [state] Departm ...
Jan 4, 2018, 3:22 pm - Lottery News forum

Connecticut Lottery forced to redraw special New Year's raffle after 'human error'
Error made 100,000 raffle tickets unable to win Players of a special New Year's lottery raffle game in Connecticut may be out of luck if they tossed their tickets, after officials disclosed they need to hold a new drawing after 100,000 eligible tickets were mistakenly disregarded Monday. The Connecticut Lottery said there was a problem with the drawing due to human error, and a second drawing will be announced later this week. Winning tickets from both drawings will be honored, according t ...
Jan 2, 2018, 9:12 am - Lottery News forum

SC Lottery will set aside $19.6 million for potential payouts to cover glitch
The South Carolina lottery will set aside $19.6 million to cover potential claims while it continues to investigate a Christmas Day glitch that affected Holiday Cash Add-A-Play tickets. The S.C. Education Lottery Commission met behind closed doors Friday and decided to set aside the money for potential payouts while continuing to investigate a programming glitch that produced erroneous tickets on Christmas Day. The S.C. Education Lottery's computer system vendor, Intralot, experienced a pr ...
Dec 30, 2017, 8:47 am - Lottery News forum

SC Lottery not paying winnings on game because of 'programming error'
People who believed they were big winners in a simple South Carolina Education Lottery game over the Christmas holiday were angry to discover that they won't actually win anything. That's because a computer glitch awarded many would-be lucky lottery winners thousands of dollars through the Holiday Cash game. From 5:51 to 7:53 p.m. on Christmas Day, the same play symbol was repeated in all nine available play areas on tickets which would result in a top prize of $500, according to the South ...
Dec 27, 2017, 12:18 pm - Lottery News forum

Arizona Lottery pulls second computerized drawing machine over duplicate numbers
Lottery will TEMPORARILY switch to real ball drawings while new computerized drawing machines are prepared By Todd Northrop The Arizona Lottery has taken a second computerized lottery drawing machine out of operation because it repeatedly chose duplicate numbers. Just last month the Arizona Lottery took its first computerized drawing machine out of service for the same problem. (See Arizona Lottery computerized drawing machine generated identical winning numbers, Lottery Post, Oct. 6, 2 ...
Nov 23, 2017, 12:37 pm - Lottery News forum