The Mega Millions lottery temporarily suspended some payments from the raffle on May 10 after reading the wrong number.
“On May 10, 2022, the Mega Millions host named the drawing a Mega Ball 6 error instead of 9,” the group said in a statement. Ball 9 is dragged into the room and is the official score. Drawing results checked by Preston CPA. “
The video shows that the huge ball was a nine, but the number six was mentioned. It is unclear if the host made the error or if someone passed the information to the host made the error. Anyway, it may have caused someone to mistakenly believe that he had won the $86 million jackpot.
“We apologize for the confusion,” Mega Millions said.
The jackpot is not hit. It is not clear if anyone has a ticket that matches all the numbers of the white ball and the huge golden ball that were incorrectly read.
The official results of the drawing were white balls 15, 19, 20, 61 and 70 as well as the huge ball 9.
Mega Millions pays out smaller prizes, as low as $2, that include the correct Mega Ball number on the player’s ticket. CNN She reported that the state of New York paid several thousand dollars for the mistake with the withdrawal on May 10.
“Due to human error relating to the May 10 2022 Mega Millions withdrawal, the New York Lottery has paid a total of $5,538 to players who submitted tickets with an incorrect winning number to retailers prior to approximately 10 a.m. on May 11,” the organization said in its book. Declaration. “This payment was automatically refunded by the lottery account for unpaid tickets. There is no impact on education assistance or taxpayer money.”