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Indiana lottery officials to pay players who mistakenly won $5K

Indiana lottery officials say they will pay players who mistakenly won $5,000 from a new...
Indiana lottery officials say they will pay players who mistakenly won $5,000 from a new scratch-off.(unknown | Storyblocks.com)
Published: Mar. 26, 2022 at 9:46 AM EDT
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INDIANAPOLIS, IN. (WXIX) -Indiana lottery officials will be paying over 600 players who mistakenly won $5,000 while playing a new scratch-off.

Officials say that the mix-up came from the vendor, IGT Global Solutions Corp., who caused the $20 Golden Jackpot Fast Play tickets to show that players mistakenly won $5,000.

Lottery officials say that they will still pay the players.

Officials say that players can file a claim even if they do not have a ticket anymore.

Those who do have the ticket can file a claim online and mail the ticket to the prize payment center.

Players who do not have the ticket anymore can fill out an affidavit on the state’s lottery website, and it will be processed by Sept. 16.

This incident was first reported on Sunday when the game launched.

Officials with the lottery say that they are working on this issue so that it will never happen again.

“Throughout this investigation, it has been our main goal to identify the specific issue and provide a reasonable remedy for our loyal players. We believe strongly in providing fun and entertaining games for our players. In this circumstance, the execution of the game did not rise to the high expectations we set for the Hoosier Lottery,” lottery officials said in a statement.

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