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Computerized lottery drawing glitch picks same numbers for 3 days
Problem clearly demonstrates how computerized drawing faulty program code can go undetected even for something as obvious as three consecutive days of repeating numbers.A computerized drawing system glitch caused the Kansas Lottery's Pick 3 game to draw identical numbers in the same order three days straight, from Dec. 16 through Sunday.Apparently some players caught on. By day three of picking 5-0-9, ticket sales were $12,223, and the payout was $23,480, which is 192 percent of sales. The usu ...
Dec 23, 2005, 7:22 am - Lottery News forum

S.C. Lottery suspends sales due to computer glitch
South Carolina Lottery officials suspended sales of the Pick 3 and Pick 4 games Thursday after there was a problem upgrading software.It was not clear when sales or cashing in of winning tickets would resume, South Carolina Education Lottery spokeswoman Tara Robertson said. It's an accounting issue on both parts, in cashing in and on what the retailer owes the lottery on their invoice, she said. If you were to come in and cash a ticket and it was for $1, it may say that it's for $2 or vice ver ...
Nov 18, 2005, 9:45 am - Lottery News forum

Georgia lottery machines knocked offline by software glitch
A glitch caused by a routine software update knocked Georgia's lottery network offline early Monday, leaving customers and retailers unable to print or redeem tickets for the games. It was a technical issue that happened as a result of a routine software update, said J.B. Landroche, the vice president of corporate affairs for Georgia Lottery Corp .Mr. Landroche said the machines went down early Monday morning, and most had service restored late in the afternoon. He said all the machines shoul ...
Nov 1, 2005, 8:12 am - Lottery News forum

Pennsylvania lottery machines knocked out by lightning
A lightning strike at a control center put more than two-thirds of the terminals selling Pennsylvania lottery tickets out of commission for almost four hours Wednesday evening, which officials said would certainly mean reduced sales.The lightning struck an online vendor facility in the Harrisburg area at about 4:25 p.m., Pennsylvania Lottery security director Jim Morgan said. The bolt damaged control equipment for a high-speed data line that allows the lottery machines to operate in convenience ...
Jul 28, 2005, 2:54 pm - Lottery News forum

Power failure shuts down Wisconsin lottery sales
A computer system outage prevented Wisconsin lottery players from purchasing tickets or validating winning tickets for such games as Powerball or Pick 3 for about three hours, a state Department of Revenue spokeswoman says.Ticket sales and prize validations for computerized games were affected when the outage occurred Monday about 11:30 a.m. at GTECH, which provides the Wisconsin Lottery with hardware and software for lottery sales, Meredith Helgerson said.A battery backup system failed to kick ...
Jul 12, 2005, 10:00 pm - Lottery News forum

Texas Pick 3 lottery game experiences sales glitch
The Texas Lottery Commission suspended sales of tickets for its Pick 3 game Thursday night after the lottery operator said there was a computer code problem associated with the game.The Texas Lottery Commission did not reveal any details about the nature of the computer glitch.Drawings for the game will continue and any tickets already purchased for Pick 3 drawings are valid, said lottery spokesman Robert Elrod. Drawings are held twice a day Monday through Saturday.Elrod said officials don't kno ...
Jun 17, 2005, 12:06 pm - Lottery News forum

Technical problems delay sales and drawing of Powerball lottery game
Mutliple technology problems yesterday caused problems with both the sales and drawing of the Powerball multi-state lottery game.Getting a Powerball ticket in Nebraska was almost impossible for a short time Wednesday.At about 5:30 p.m., a satellite malfunction shut down all Powerball ticket buying across the Cornhusker state. The problem lasted about 30 minutes.Then, it took up to an hour or more for retailers to log back on.The problems continued for Powerball players later in the night in Iowa ...
May 26, 2005, 3:27 pm - Lottery News forum

Colorado Lottery to suspend sales for one day
Lottery giant GTECH criticizes rival Scientific Games for 'dark day'Colorado plans to halt lottery ticket sales for one day this spring while workers install machines that verify which tickets are winners.New York-based Scientific Games is taking over the job of managing the lottery machines under a state contract worth an estimated $43.5 million. The switch to Scientific Games was supposed to happen Nov. 1 last year, but glitches delayed it twice, pushing the start date to May 2.Lottery sales w ...
Mar 1, 2005, 3:30 pm - Lottery News forum

Technicians hustle to fix Nebraska lottery machines
As the $127 million Powerball drawing looms, technicians are hustling to fix the Nebraska's 950 lottery machines.The failure Sunday of a communications satellite for the lottery forced workers to recalibrate all of the state's lottery machines a process that takes about 20 to 30 minutes at each location.Lottery spokesman Brian Rockey said technicians were able to fix 126 machines Monday, after spending most of the day training for the task.Workers were back on the job at 6 a.m. and expect to get ...
Dec 1, 2004, 8:19 am - Lottery News forum

Satellite failure stops Nebraska lottery ticket sales
The Powerball jackpot has climbed to $127 million. But Nebraska lottery players can't buy a ticket.According to Nebraska Lottery, communication between the Nebraska Lottery and retailers was interrupted early Sunday morning after a communications satellite failed. We regret the inconvenience to our retailers and customers, said acting Lottery Director Jim Haynes in a news release Sunday. This is an example of circumstances beyond anyone's control, and every effort is being made to resolve the ...
Nov 30, 2004, 7:21 am - Lottery News forum