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.
March 19th, 2017
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
October 13th, 2014
Lottery 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.
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.
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.
January 14th, 2014
Lottery bounty found a back route to Arturo Hernandez, who says he had always hoped to win but did not expect it. A clerk had sold him two $20 “Lifetime Riches” instant-scratch game tickets.
November 3rd, 2013
National Lottery officials have continued to maintain that “human error” has caused them to incorrectly advertise a £6.2 million jackpot, when the real amount should have been only £4,860,213.