CT Lottery app mistakenly identified winning tickets as losers
By Todd Northrop
If there was ever an example of why people should double-check their own lottery tickets, this is it.
Over the weekend, the Connecticut Lottery's mobile app told people with winning lottery tickets that they lost. Hopefully there were not too many winning lottery tickets thrown in the trash, but one must imagine there were some.
The lottery said Monday afternoon that its mobile app Scan Tickets feature operated incorrectly at 12:25 p.m. Saturday through 10:34 a.m. Monda ...
Aug 15, 2017, 9:57 am - Lottery News forum
Michigan Lottery apologizes for costly game gaffe
Includes video report
When it comes to live TV, mistakes can and will happen. Remember this year's Academy Awards when the wrong film was announced for Best Picture?
So it might not come as a surprise that Michigan Lottery Public Relations Director Jeff Holyfield was feeling a little like the Warren Beatty of lottery drawings Tuesday.
Well, thank heavens it wasn't that bad, Holyfield said, laughing at the comparison.
A technical error during Monday night's Michigan Daily 3 and Daily ...
Mar 15, 2017, 8:52 am - Lottery News forum
Louisiana Lottery showed incorrect winning numbers for Pick 3, Pick 4 on March 12
The Louisiana Lottery Corporation drawing show that aired on television on March 12 showed the wrong numbers for Pick 3 and Pick 4, the corporation announced.
The correct Pick 3 winning numbers for the drawing are 0-4-7. Additionally the correct Pick 4 winning numbers for the drawing are 3-1-8-4.
Both sets of numbers were correctly displayed on Lottery Post's Louisiana Lottery Results page, despite the wrong numbers appearing on TV.
The TV show incorrectly reported that the Pick 3 numb ...
Mar 13, 2017, 3:16 pm - Lottery News forum
Mistake lottery ticket wins NJ man $1 million
By Todd Northrop
A New Jersey man has won a multi-state Cash4Life prize worth $1 million because of a lottery ticket that was sold to him accidentally.
New Jersey Lottery officials reported the second-prize winning Cash4Life ticket was sold at Sam's Day Nite Food Store, 1200 River Ave., and matched five numbers but not the Cash Ball in the Dec. 1 drawing. The winning numbers were were 17, 23, 30, 49 and 55. The Cash Ball drawn was 1, according to lottery officials.
The store owners said ...
Dec 7, 2016, 12:08 pm - Lottery News forum
CT Lottery settles 5 Card Cash dispute with vendor
Will receive $300,000 from Scientific Games, not $4M sought
The Connecticut Lottery Corp. has agreed to settle for a fraction of the nearly $4.2 million it had claimed that Scientific Games, the international gambling giant, lost in last year's hacking of the popular 5 Card Cash instant game.
Frank Farricker, acting president of the lottery, said Monday that Scientific Games will provide about $300,000 to develop a new, more-secure operating system. The Las Vegas-based company has also agr ...
Nov 29, 2016, 2:03 pm - Lottery News forum
Update: Players sue Delaware Lottery for $2M over disputed Keno tickets
Two Delaware men are claiming they haven't seen a penny of the $2 million they say the state lottery owes them after a computer glitch spewed out multiple matching numbers.
John Brookings Jr. and Richard Spence played Keno a bingo-style lottery game in which players can win based on how many numbers they match and how much they wager at a retailer in New Castle County last December, according to the lawsuit.
(See Keno players cash in on lottery glitch in Delaware, Lottery Post, Dec. 24, 20 ...
Nov 29, 2016, 1:08 pm - Lottery News forum
Woman denied $43 million jackpot, offered steak dinner instead
It was a selfie she thought was worth nearly $43 million.
Katrina Bookman hit the jackpot on a slot machine in late August at Resorts World Casino in Jamaica, Queens. She even took an excited self-portrait with the machine displaying her winnings: $42,949,672. It would have been the largest slot machine jackpot in US history.
I can't even describe the feeling. It's like my whole body just got numb, Bookman said.
But when she came back the next day to find out the exact size of her jack ...
Nov 3, 2016, 12:53 pm - Lottery News forum
Man buys wrong lottery ticket, wins $169 million
Her husband didn't listen and it paid off to the tune of $169 million.
Mega Millions winner Nancy Viola asked her husband, Vito Viola an NYPD sergeant to buy Powerball tickets from the 2520 Foodmart in the Willowbrook section of Staten Island on Jan. 8. She had the Powerball fever that was gripping the country.
Because the jackpot was $900 million, she said. It was big. It was all everybody was talking about. He didn't listen.
Instead, her husband used a leftover dollar to buy a Quick ...
Jul 1, 2016, 6:37 pm - Lottery News forum
Michigan man wins $1 million on mistake lottery ticket
A simple mistake turned out to be very lucky for a Niles man who won a $1 million Mega Millions prize from the Michigan Lottery.
Richard Hopper Sr., 69, matched the five white balls drawn 18, 41, 50, 68, and 70 in Friday's drawing to win the $1 million prize. He bought his winning ticket at the Sunrise Sunset Party Store, located at 1009 Huntly Road in Niles.
When I stopped to buy my Mega Millions ticket, the clerk said he had accidentally printed an easy pick for another player who didn' ...
Jun 2, 2016, 3:03 pm - Lottery News forum
French lottery 'winner' went on huge spending spree only to realize she had wrong number
A Frenchwoman who went on a huge spending spree after winning the Euro Millions lottery was ordered to pay the huge tab back after belatedly discovering that she had got the wrong the number.
The 46-year-old, whose identity was not disclosed in the French media, believed she had won a massive jackpot. Within hours, and over the course of three weeks in February and March 2014, she issued a series of checks spending on perfumes, jewellery, clothes and ornaments to celebrate her good fortune.
Mar 9, 2016, 8:14 pm - Lottery News forum