Technology glitch plagues Connecticut Lottery
What a Connecticut Lottery Corp. spokeswoman described as a hiccup in a ticket sales computer system may have cost the state and its lottery agents tens of thousands of dollars in lost sales Monday.The computer glitch left Connecticuts 2,800 lottery agents without operating ticket terminals for more than 10 hours during the morning and early afternoon Monday.The problem wasnt corrected until about 2:30 p.m., which meant that thousands of customers were unable to buy tickets for Mondays midday ...
Oct 19, 2004, 11:04 am - Lottery News forum
Results of some Wisconsin lottery games delayed
Results of three evening drawings of Wisconsin Lottery games were delayed Saturday night.Lottery spokesman Andrew Bohage said the lottery has two computer systems whose information about wagers statewide and other details must match up exactly to call the results a legitimate drawing.He said a problem or discrepancy in the systems Saturday evening delayed the drawings for the Megabucks, SuperCash and Badger 5 games.State lottery staff, police and several independent auditors were cut off from ou ...
Oct 18, 2004, 8:07 am - Lottery News forum
Cut Line Causes Lottery Problems
A cut phone line has silenced thousands of telephones in South Dakota. The problems started at 10th and Dakota, in downtown Sioux Falls. Tuesday a worker accidentally cut a main line, knocking out service to 9,700 homes and businesses.The impact of the Qwest cut extends beyond city limits and beyond phone calls. A lot of convenience stores rely on their phone lines to connect them to the South Dakota Lottery. So, a cut quest line put ten Sioux Falls Powerball machines out of service. It also a ...
Sep 30, 2004, 7:35 am - Lottery News forum
Ontario Lottery Machines Crash
Three-quarters of Ontario's 8,200 lottery machines weren't working Sunday night.It was the second time in five days the service has crashed.A spokesperson for the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation says it was not known what caused the system problems that started early Sunday, but the corporation was working to get them back up and running.On Wednesday morning all the lottery machines across Ontario crashed, but the lotteries played that night went ahead as planned.
Sep 20, 2004, 8:49 am - Lottery News forum
Lottery machines fail before jackpot
With a $76 million Powerball jackpot waiting Saturday night, some Horry County, South Carolina lottery machines broke down during the weekend.A stroke of bad luck caused an Internet service provider not to recognize some lottery machines.Larry Sanders said the machine at his Food Shoppe in the Red Hill section of Conway stopped connecting about 10 or 10:30 p.m. Friday. His store couldn't provide lottery tickets until shortly after 2 p.m. Monday.The Powerball drawings are at 10:59 p.m. Wednesdays ...
Aug 10, 2004, 9:45 am - Lottery News forum
Weather knocks out Texas city's lottery terminals
Good thing it didn't happen during the weekend.Two days after Saturday's $145 million Lotto Texas drawing, lottery terminals across Amarillo were shut down Monday.The culprit? The storm.Forty to 50 Amarillo retailers had their lottery terminals knocked out when they lost power Monday evening, lottery official Leticia Vasquez said Tuesday.Getting the machines running again is a simple matter of getting power again, she said. We're hoping that by tonight Southwestern Public Service supplies power ...
Jun 23, 2004, 7:08 am - Lottery News forum
Verizon Network Failure Halts Penn. Lottery Sales
Verizon, the telecommunications provider for the Pennsylvania Lottery, experienced a network failure in Central Pennsylvania around lunchtime Tuesday.The problem was resolved within approximately an hour and a half and all retail operations have been restored.The failure affected 274 Pennsylvania Lottery retailers in the Harrisburg, Lancaster, York, Tamaqua, Nanticoke and State College areas.Some Lottery terminals in the (717), (570), and (814) area codes began experiencing technical problems ar ...
May 5, 2004, 7:28 am - Lottery News forum
S.C. lottery machines crash on drawing day
Some N.C. Buyers Left Without TicketsSome North Carolina lottery players hoping to cash in on South Carolina's Powerball lottery walked away with nothing Wednesday after the state's lottery buying network went down. South Carolina's network crashed around 11:30 a.m. Wednesday due to a Bellsouth issue, according to the South Carolina Educational Lottery Office. We had one lady from North Carolina who wanted to buy a ticket but had to leave empty-handed, convenience store clerk John Traylor said. ...
Apr 29, 2004, 7:47 am - Lottery News forum
Simple solution fixes store's lottery machine
Three days after everyone else, the only lottery store in Harrogate, Tennessee is finally selling tickets. And the solution to what seemed a complicated problem, was simple.It wasn't a lottery technician who helped solve the problem at the Chevron D and B Quick Stop. It was a customer.For the last three days, Quick Stop workers had to turn away customers wanting lottery tickets. They don't like it and I've had to turn them down several times, said Penny Overton.But Friday morning, things chan ...
Jan 23, 2004, 8:34 pm - Lottery News forum
AT&T fixes problem that stalled lottery
The AT T phone problem that affected Maryland Lottery machines and some long-distance customers on Monday was resolved around 3:30 a.m. Tuesday, AT T spokesman Dave Johnson said.The problem, which shut down 329 lottery machines in Washington County for most of Monday, was caused when snow melted and froze on an AT T microwave tower outside Hagerstown, Johnson said.Callers experiencing problems encountered a fast busy signal or a recording saying all circuits were busy and to try later, Johnson s ...
Dec 10, 2003, 7:16 am - Lottery News forum