Some Mega Millions players claim prizes after the presenter calls the wrong number

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We all make mistakes, but for many Mega Millions lotteries it is potentially expensive: the payment of prizes for some Mega Millions tickets has been temporarily suspended after host John Crow misread the Mega Ball number during Tuesday’s lottery draw. The first five numbers were named correctly: 15, 19, 20, 61 and 70. But when the golden Mega Ball was chosen, the number 9 could be seen on the ball – with a line drawn below it. Crow named it 6, as seen in a video posted on the Mega Millions YouTube channel. A caption explaining the misfortune was embedded in the video. “Balloon 9 has been pulled into the cell and is the official result,” the signature said, adding the correct results were verified by accounting firm Preston CPA. “We apologize for the confusion.” Mega Millions jackpot was estimated at $ 86 million on Tuesday, and there was no winning ticket. But there are five other prizes for the right Mega Ball number. Mega Millions, with the exception of California, pays prizes of $ 2 for tickets where the holder matches only the golden ball number, and $ 4 if the ticket has a golden ball and another correct number (among the white balls). The coincidence of two, three and four white balls and gold balls also brings prizes of 10, 200 and 10,000 dollars respectively. But some people in New York who had Megaball № 6 were paid, according to lottery staff. ” “Due to a human error in the Mega Millions draw on May 10, 2022, the New York Lottery paid a total of $ 5,538 to players who presented tickets with the wrong winning number to retailers by about 10 a.m. May 11,” the statement said. This payment was repaid automatically through a lottery account for undeclared tickets. No impact on education and taxpayer aid is affected. “After a pause in payouts, New York lottery officials said they had resumed paying Mega Millions prizes to retailers.” will provide more information on when tickets can be redeemed at New York lottery customer service centers and video lottery facilities, “the organization said. The estimated jackpot for Friday’s Mega Millions draw is $ 99 million ($ 57 million cash option) Mega Millions tickets are sold in 45 states, the District of Columbia and the US Virgin Islands.

We all make mistakes, but for many Mega Millions lotteries it is potentially costly: payouts for some Mega Millions tickets have been temporarily suspended after host John Crow misread the Mega Ball number during Tuesday’s lottery draw.

The first five numbers were named correctly: 15, 19, 20, 61 and 70. But when the golden Megaball was chosen, the number 9 could be seen on the ball – with a line drawn below it. Crow named it 6, as seen in a video posted on Mega Millions YouTube channel.

A caption explaining the misfortune was embedded in the video.

“Balloon 9 was pulled into the cell and is the official result,” the signature said, adding that the correct results had been verified by Preston CPA. “Sorry for the confusion.”

The Mega Millions jackpot was estimated at $ 86 million on Tuesday, and there was no winning ticket. But there are five more prizes for the right Mega Ball number.

Mega Millions, with the exception of California, pays prizes of $ 2 for tickets where the holder matches only the golden ball number, and $ 4 if the ticket has a golden ball and another correct number (among the white balls). Matching two, three and four white and gold balls also brings prizes of $ 10, $ 200 and $ 10,000 respectively.

But some people in New York who had No. 6 Mega Ball were paid out, according to lottery staff.

“Due to human errors related to the Mega Millions draw on May 10, 2022, the New York Lottery paid a total of $ 5,538 to players who presented tickets with the wrong winning number to retailers by about 10 a.m. on May 11,” the organization said. statement. “This payment was repaid automatically through a lottery account for undeclared tickets. There is no impact on education aid and taxpayers’ funds. “

After a pause in payouts, New York lottery officials said they had resumed paying out Mega Millions prizes to retailers.

“We will provide additional information on when tickets can be redeemed at the New York Lottery Customer Service Centers and Video Lottery facilities,” the organization said.

The approximate jackpot for Friday’s Mega Millions draw is $ 99 million ($ 57 million). Mega Millions tickets are sold in 45 states, the District of Columbia and the US Virgin Islands.

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