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.
October 28th, 2013
Gina Nolan and eleven of her colleagues we elated when they were informed that the ticket they held was one of three who would share an advertised £6.2 million jackpot from the National Lottery.
September 25th, 2013
The Western Canadian Lottery Corporation (WCLC) has advised bettors to re-check their tickets after discovering that a system delay has caused incorrect lottery information to be provided.
September 15th, 2013
Many people spend a lot of time trying different betting systems and still have not won anything significant from the lottery. Some people who win lottery jackpots because of betting errors.
September 14th, 2013
There are lucky people and there are insanely lucky people. An Irish man who has opted to remain anonymous has won half of a €25.6 million jackpot after ticking the “wrong” number on his ticket.
August 19th, 2013
An error prevented the numbers 8 and 9 from being drawn in certain positions for tickets sold between June 10 and August 3 for Pick 3 tickets.
August 8th, 2013
In yet another story about lottery errors, the show that airs the results for the Louisiana Lottery Corporation erred in the posting of winning numbers. The state lottery informed all bettors that the correct winning combination for the July 24 draw of the Easy Five Lottery Game was 4-7-31-35-36.
August 1st, 2013
An error in the first drawing of the Kentucky Lottery’s Pick 4 game has benefited bettors as officials decided to hold a second draw.
In the first draw of the Pick 4 game Monday, the numbers 1-7-6-5 came up.
May 21st, 2013
The Illinois Lottery confirmed that, due to a human error, it had issued 8 checks worth a total of $9,940 to winners. One person failed to approve payments of the winning checks on time, so the bank did not release payment.
April 11th, 2013
The national lottery has confirmed it had made an error in the drawing of the Lotto Plus 2 last Saturday. An error in printing caused an incorrectly underlined number “9” ball to be incorrectly read out as number “6”.
April 9th, 2013
Officials of the German Lottery notice two of the balls stuck to the machine, 22 minutes after announcing the winning combination. They had to scramble to announce nullification of the first draw and had to re-draw a new set of winning numbers.