ABC New York reports:
Mega Millions has temporarily suspended prize payments after the host called the wrong number during Tuesday night’s drawing. Lottery officials said John Crow mistakenly called the gold Mega Ball as 6 when it was actually a 9. Players are advised to hold on to their tickets until the issue is resolved.
There were no grand prize winners with either 6 or 9 as the Mega Ball. In New York, there were two $10,000 prizes with a 6, and 30,000 other players with smaller jackpots totaling nearly $130,000. It remains unclear if the state would absorb that cost.
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‘MEGA’ LOTTERY MISTAKE: A misread lottery number has sparked confusion after Tuesday night’s Mega Millions drawing. ABC’s Andrew Dymburt has more on the efforts to resolve the problem. pic.twitter.com/ie0pPkVu9t
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