Tennessee Lottery glitch shuts out players
Robert Johnson's lucky number is typically 909, but not this month.
The Nashville man has played the Tennessee Lottery's Cash 3 game twice a day, every day this month, and his numbers haven't come up.
Turns out, they couldn't have. A computer programming error has prevented any number from being selected more than once in Cash 3 and Cash 4 drawings over the past three weeks, the Tennessee Lottery said Tuesday.
The error meant that no winning draw included duplicate numerals, so any tic ...
Aug 22, 2007, 10:50 am - Lottery News forum
Tennessee Lottery computerized drawings flawed since inception
Lottery throws all blame on a contractor; players bear the brunt
By Todd Northrop
A month ago, Tennessee Lottery officials claimed the state's new computerized drawings would be exciting .
What Tennessee lottery players got instead were buggy, unfair drawings, in which almost half the numbers people picked had no chance whatsoever of winning.
The severely flawed drawings have been happening every day since computerized drawings replaced the lottery's real mechanical ball drawings mo ...
Aug 21, 2007, 7:04 pm - Lottery News forum
Ontario Lottery glitch infuriates customers, prevents sales
Would-be millionaires were angered Wednesday when they were prevented from buying lottery tickets due to a glitch that affected thousands of lottery terminals.
Lottery officials said a piece of equipment at their data centre in Toronto malfunctioned.
The broken piece of equipment has affected nearly 2,000 lottery terminals across the province, which is equivalent to roughly 20 per cent of their machines.
Many of the affected terminals are located in the GTA and eastern Ontario.
Jul 11, 2007, 8:33 pm - Lottery News forum
Did thousands of B.C. Lottery players throw away winning tickets?
Thousands of disappointed B.C. lottery players were confronted by full-page newspaper ads yesterday suggesting they may have been robbed of past winnings.
While discovering they didn't win Wednesday's $38 million Lotto 6/49 jackpot, they also learned they could have held winning tickets for lotteries between Feb. 8 and March 30 and been told they were not winners.
A consumer advisory said a software update to the Internet Number Checker inadvertently prevented draw results from being prese ...
Apr 6, 2007, 12:35 pm - Lottery News forum
R.I. lottery machine prints invalid tickets
They entered the store with hopes of striking it rich through a winning lottery ticket. They exited with bogus tickets all dated from 1999.
A lottery machine mix-up Thursday resulted in roughly 70 invalid tickets being printed at a Cranston convenience store, the Rhode Island Lottery said Friday.
The problem was caused by a field service technician for the gaming technology company Gtech Holdings Corp. who accidentally replaced a malfunctioning machine at Oaklawn Mart with a model termin ...
Jan 15, 2007, 3:15 pm - Lottery News forum
Connecticut lottery machines offline for hours
Phone line problems to blame for outage affecting one-third of lottery machines
Lottery sales were fully restored in New Haven County Friday night, hours after telephone line problems shut down more than 900 state lottery machines earlier in the day.
Diane Patterson, a spokeswoman for the Connecticut Lottery Corporation, said the machines, which constitute about one-third of the state's lottery ticket dispensing terminals, were off-line as of late Friday afternoon.
Lottery officials con ...
Dec 29, 2006, 11:29 pm - Lottery News forum
UK Lottery computer glitch eliminated the number '9'
Thousands of United Kingdom Lottery players have been given free draw entries to make up for technical problems with computer-generated ticket numbers.
A database glitch hit entries for the new Dream Number game last month, operator Camelot said yesterday.
Some entries bought online or by text in the four days to July 17 did not contain the digit nine.
They were still entered for draws on either July 15 or July 19 both of which contained the digit nine somewhere in the seven winnin ...
Aug 16, 2006, 1:03 pm - Lottery News forum
Maryland Lottery machine glitches frustrate players
New system suffers long breakdowns, customers complain
A new lottery sales system being installed at thousands of convenience, liquor and grocery stores statewide has experienced breakdowns of up to several hours at a time this week, Maryland Lottery officials said Friday. Store owners and avid players in search of their daily numbers were frustrated and furious.
Customers have let store owners hear their displeasure especially those who can't play the popular Keno game.
You should s ...
Jun 5, 2006, 7:12 am - Lottery News forum
N.C. Powerball lottery sales begin, with difficulty
Computer glitches and printer problems hit 20% of vendors
North Carolinians played Powerball to the tune of more than $1 million during the first day of sales Tuesday, despite computer glitches and printer problems that plagued nearly 20 percent of the state's lottery retailers.
Many ticket buyers and sellers in the Charlotte area were upbeat, even though some stores could not sell tickets for the multi-state lottery game for several hours.
The new game paid off in sales for Victor Madh ...
May 31, 2006, 9:51 am - Lottery News forum
Powerball lottery jackpot raised to $114 million
Release of Saturday winner information and start of Sunday sales delayed to due systems problems
Powerball winner results were delayed for the drawing on Saturday, May 13, 2006.
Strict balancing and processing requirements for the game required all systems to delay the start of ticket cashing for the game on Sunday morning.
Once all systems were confirmed to be in balance, at 6:55 a.m. Eastern, sales and cashing were authorized for all retailers across the country.
The Powerball ...
May 15, 2006, 11:12 am - Lottery News forum