Lottery Mistakes

Sometimes customers make silly mistakes – and win anyway. Sometimes lottery companies make very silly mistakes, and have to withdraw games, re-run draws or just apologize a lot with egg on their face. But whatever the problem, here’s where you’ll find all those stories.

Powerball Redrawn After Technical Issues [video]

August 13th, 2017

The NZ Lottery’s Powerball draw hit a snag. And it was caught on live TV. Watch this!

There was a hitch during the NZ Powerball draw on Saturday.

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Chase the Ace Draw Postponed Over Duplicate Tickets

August 1st, 2017

Canada’s lottery regulators Service NL has launched an investigation into the Chase the Ace draw after evidence of duplicate tickets was brought to their attention. In light of the developments, the draw for Chase the Ace lottery originally scheduled for Wednesday in St.

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Louisiana Lottery TV Show Aired Wrong Results

March 19th, 2017

Louisiana Lottery wrong results

Louisiana Lottery Corporation officials were red-faced after an unexplained glitch caused the airing of incorrect results for the Pick 3 and Pick 4 drawings on March 12th.

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Players Howl After Euromillions Displays Wrong Lucky Star

April 3rd, 2016

In the Euromillions draw 888 held last Friday 25 March, there was a mix-up – the machine had drawn the lucky star number 8, but the lottery website published the lucky star as the  number 6. 

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Error Likely Helped Carer Win £1 Million

March 6th, 2016

When carer Lynne Groves went to buy lotto tickets at the Nisa Castle Stores on Sandford Road in Chelmsford, the clerk printed off Euromillions tickets by mistake. 

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Error May Have Caused 4 Players To Discard Winning Tickets

November 13th, 2015

When Camelot relaunched the lottery last month, they pledged to make 25 players millionaires.  Unfortunately, however, a human error caused the wrong Millionaire Raffle codes to be shown in their websites during the first 40 minutes after the draw.

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‘Wrong’ Tickets Give Workers $1.4 Million Win

February 2nd, 2015

When lady luck decides to visit with blessings, she finds a way to deliver.  As six workers of a trailer manufacturing firm can attest, even a clerical error will not stand in the way.

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Mistake Leads Man To EuroMillions Win

October 13th, 2014

rsz_taxi_driverLottery players use a lot of tactics or systems in choosing the numbers they pin their hopes of riches on.  Some use numbers gleaned from horoscope predictions, significant dates, birthdays, numbers from fortune cookies, and even numbers which appear on their dreams. 

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Pa. Lottery Replaces Flawed Ticket Coupons

May 27th, 2014

The Pennsylvania Lottery had advised more than 5 million homes which received ticket coupons earlier this month to discard them and use the ones arriving this week. 

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Lottery Dashes Woman’s Hopes Of Winning

January 24th, 2014

When Brenda Johnson, of Southfield, heard the automated voice announce the winning numbers to the Michigan Lottery’s Daily 4 mid-day draw she was elated.  The voice had announced 0-5-4-6, which matched the numbers on her ticket.

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