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Connecticut lottery app misread winners as losers

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Daniel Uria
A mobile lottery application in Connecticut malfunctioned, causing some winning lottery tickets to be read as non-winning tickets.
 Photo by Foto-Ruhrgebiet
A mobile lottery application in Connecticut malfunctioned, causing some winning lottery tickets to be read as "non-winning" tickets. Photo by Foto-Ruhrgebiet

Aug. 15 (UPI) -- The Connecticut lottery's mobile app malfunctioned over the weekend, causing some winning tickets to read as losers.

Lottery officials shut down the app for an hour after identifying the error that took place from 12:25 p.m. on Saturday through 10:34 a.m. on Monday and encouraged players who checked their tickets during that time to scan them again.

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"If you scanned draw tickets during that time, please check your tickets again. The Mobile App 'Scan Tickets' feature is now fully operational," the lottery said. "You can also check CT Lottery tickets at a Ticket Checker available at all CT Lottery Retailers."

The lottery didn't reveal to the Connecticut Post how many tickets were affected, but did clarify the malfunction only included "draw" game tickets, while "instant" tickets and other functions of the app continue to work normally.

Lottery officials received about eight emailed complaints, the Hartford Courant reported, and said they are working with their vendor, Scientific Games, to investigate the cause of the malfunction.

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