SC Lottery will set aside $19.6 million for potential payouts to cover glitch

SC Lottery will set aside $19.6 million for potential payouts to cover glitch

The South Carolina lottery will set aside $19.6 million to cover potential claims whilst it continues to examine a Christmas Day glitch that affected Holiday Cash Add-A-Play tickets.

The S.C. Education Lottery Commission met in the back of closed doorways Friday and determined to set aside the cash for potential payouts whilst proceeding to examine a programming glitch that produced inaccurate tickets on Christmas Day.

The S.C. Education Lottery’s laptop machine dealer, Intralot, skilled a programming error on Christmas Day that affected Holiday Cash Add-A-Play tickets, a $1 terminal-generated rapid recreation, officers stated.

From five:51 to 7:53 p.m. Monday, the similar play image was once repeated in all 9 to be had play spaces on tickets, which might lead to a most sensible prize of $500, lottery officers stated. No greater than 5 similar play symbols will have to seem for a unmarried play.

With a most sensible prize of $500, if the lottery fee can pay out all $19.6 million, that will imply 39,200 profitable tickets would had been issued.

As quickly as the problem was once known, the Add-A-Play recreation was once suspended instantly, and an investigation started.

The reported glitch dissatisfied dozens potential winners, together with a number of who visited the lottery places of work in Columbia on Monday.

“I was banking on (this money),” stated Bridget Castrillon, 26, of Orangeburg. “I could pay my bills at the end of the year.”

Updated: December 30, 2017 — 6:54 pm

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