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.

Arizona Lottery Glitch Causes Same Winning Numbers To Be Drawn

October 22nd, 2017

Arizona Glitch

When lottery games are hit with technical glitches, it can be costly for the operator. Such is the case with the Arizona lottery these days as it has been hit with the problem of duplicate winning numbers from supposedly random number generators.

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Lottery Players Suspect A Fix As Two Numbers Seen In One Ball

October 22nd, 2017

Same lottery number fix

Having lottery draws televised improves transparency. But then any glitches become immediately apparent and sometimes cause controversy.

This was the case in Saturday night’s Ireland’s Lotto Plus 1 draw where the top prize was £4.5 million.

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Iowa Lottery Error Reveals Details Of 3000 Winners

September 29th, 2017

The Iowa Lottery issued an apology after a mistake caused sensitive data to be released.

This time data about 2,967 winners of prizes $600 or more in 2011 were provided to a professor of journalism at the Grand Valley State University in Michigan.

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Unnoticed Mix-up In The $758.7 Million Powerball Announcement

September 22nd, 2017

It was a record breaking single person win record when Mavis Wanczyk posted a $758.7 million Powerball lottery win. But amidst the celebration, a mix-up in the announcement went unnoticed for some time.

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NJ Lottery Scraps Poker Game Just 3 Days After Launch

August 23rd, 2017

New Jersey’s High Card Poker scratch off game debuted on Aug. 7, but just three days later the lottery had pulled it off the market. The reason?

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CT Lottery Advises Players To Recheck Tickets After Glitch

August 19th, 2017

A glitch in the ticket scanning app of the CT Lottery has caused it to misread winning tickets as losers for almost two full days. The erroneous readings were made between 12:25 p.m.

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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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