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Mistake lottery ticket wins California man $380K
He was already known as a regular customer at the 7-Eleven on West Olive Avenue in Burbank, but now Pat Tucker is one happy customer after clerk Manjit Singh accidentally sold him a winning Powerball ticket last week worth $380,774. Singh routinely sees Tucker while working at the 7-Eleven, where Tucker will typically purchase two Mega Millions tickets, twice per week. But last week, Singh accidentally sold him a $2 Powerball ticket, and when he realized he hit the wrong button, Singh offe ...
Oct 30, 2015, 8:42 am - Lottery News forum

D.C. woman's 'winning' scratch ticket voided
Includes video report A Washington, D.C. woman is taking on the Virginia Lottery after she bought a winning ticket worth $20,000 but is not getting the money. The lottery said the ticket was issued in error. When I saw that $20,000, you don't know how excited I was, said Ardella Newman. On Aug. 22, at a lottery machine inside Shoppers in Alexandria, Newman thought she hit it big. On a $2 scratch-off ticket she matched the number 16 for $20,000. $20,000 could really, really help me, ...
Sep 9, 2015, 7:58 am - Lottery News forum

Serbian lottery chief resigns amid drawing scandal
Includes video report The head of Serbia's national lottery has resigned after a television graphic during this week's draw appeared to predict a winning number. The incident triggered outrage and dominated front-pages in the Balkan country, where Serbs had hoped the lottery was above the corruption that permeates much of national life. Police said they have questioned six people during an investigation into whether the winning combination had been set up in advance. The affair erupt ...
Jul 31, 2015, 8:02 am - Lottery News forum

Calif. gas station off the hook in lottery ticket probe
A Palmdale, California, gas station employee who mistakenly gave $75 to an undercover state compliance officer instead of advising him that he was the holder of a lottery ticket worth $75,000 did not commit fraud, lottery officials said Thursday. California Lottery officials said they were satisfied that the incident was a result of the clerk's misunderstanding of those procedures and that their investigation of the gas station was over. Now we are going to move on, lottery spokesman Russ ...
May 8, 2015, 8:59 am - Lottery News forum

$75,000 California Lottery winner leaves with only $75
UPDATE: Winner was actually undercover inspector By Todd Northrop The search is on for a lottery winner in California who walked away with a much smaller prize than he actually won. A man who went to cash out his Wild West Poker scratch-off lottery ticket at a Palmdale, California, gas station was given $75, but his ticket was actually worth $75,000. Officials are trying to track down the man who went into a Palmdale store and was thousands of dollars short of his winnings. Shamsu ...
May 4, 2015, 6:07 pm - Lottery News forum

Pa. Lottery drawings go on Thursday despite machine malfunctions
Includes video report Technical difficulties wreaked havoc with Thursday evening's Pennsylvania Lottery drawings, forcing the Pick 4 and Pick 5 drawings to occur after the telecast ended. No one knows exactly what went wrong. We don't have the information right now. The folks who design the machines are coming down to make sure everything runs smoothly tonight, said lottery spokeswoman Lauren Bottaro. What viewers saw signifying a problem, which Bottaro said is in accordance with lotte ...
Jan 31, 2015, 3:52 pm - Lottery News forum

N.M. man told $500k winning lottery ticket a 'misprint'
A New Mexico man thought he won big bucks on a lottery scratcher only to find out it was a misprint. In December, John Wines bought a scratch-off lottery ticket at the Shell gas station in Roswell, New Mexico. The winning numbers were 1 and 2. As John started scratching, he came across not 1,2,3 or 4 but 5 winning numbers, totaling over $500,000. If you look closely at the ticket, you can see part of a number that's supposed to be next to the 1's, but it's very faint and you can't te ...
Jan 5, 2015, 1:10 pm - Lottery News forum

S.C. Lottery to honor 2 sets of Pick 3 numbers
The South Carolina Lottery says it will honor two sets of Evening Pick 3 numbers for Tuesday night's drawing. One set of numbers (3-6-4) was certified by an independent auditor, while another set (3-6-7) was drawn during the evening Pick 3 drawing. Players holding Pick 3 tickets bearing the numbers 3-6-7 for the Tuesday, October 7 evening draw must take or mail their tickets to the Columbia Claims Center for processing and prize payment. Sign the ticket back and complete the required infor ...
Oct 12, 2014, 6:26 pm - Lottery News forum

Wisconsin man's two winning lotto tickets said to be "misprints"
Includes video report Ivory Mitchell thought he had two $1,000 dollar winning crossword scratch tickets back on July 20th. When he tried to cash them in, he was told there was an error and that the tickets were misprints. He thinks the Wisconsin Lottery should pay up for a mistake they made. He was told to fill out a claim form and that he would have to wait 30 days to hear if they would honor the tickets. CBS 58 asked the Wisconsin Lottery about this and they sent this statement: ...
Jul 29, 2014, 9:42 am - Lottery News forum

Printing error causes new Pa. Lottery ticket coupons to be issued
Pennsylvania Lottery players who tried to use some of the lottery's coupons that arrived in the mail or in the newspaper in late April or earlier this month learned that they were about as good as a losing lottery ticket. That's because of a printing error in the coupons' bar code that makes them unreadable to retailers' lottery terminals, said Elizabeth Brassell, a spokeswoman for the state Department of Revenue, which oversees the lottery. New coupons are being reprinted and will start a ...
May 19, 2014, 2:17 pm - Lottery News forum

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