New York Lottery Announces Wrong Numbers In Mid-May Lotto News Round-Up

  • The New York Lottery announced the wrong numbers for their Mega Millions drawing.
  • A Florida Man cashed a $1 million scratch-off ticket in Tampa.
  • A South Carolina woman won $75,000 on a scratch-off ticket.

NEW YORK – There has been no shortage of lottery winners across the United States during May. However, one of the biggest lottery surprises this month comes as the wrong winning numbers were announced.

New York Botches Mega Millions Drawing

In what has the potential to be the biggest lotto news of the month, New York Lottery officials announced the wrong numbers for their Mega Millions game.

Lottery officials stated that it was a human error that caused the wrong numbers to be released. As a result of the wrong numbers being announced, the state suspended payouts.

“After the May 10, 2022, Mega Millions drawing, human error resulted in the incorrect input of the winning numbers in New York State, resulting in an incorrect publishing of the Mega Ball number,” said lottery officials in a statement. “The New York Lottery is actively working to resolve the issue as quickly as possible. The Lottery has temporarily suspended prize payments for all Mega Millions tickets and all Mega Millions players should hold on to their tickets for the May 10, 2022, drawing until the issue is resolved.”

The wrong numbers that were announced were 15, 19, 20, 61, 70 and the Mega Ball number was 9. The estimated jackpot that would have been won was $86 million.

Florida Man Cashes In $1 Million Scratch Off

Moving down south, in Tampa, Florida, a Florida man, Joel Duran stepped forward to claim a $1 million prize that he had won on a scratch-off. The man purchased his ticket at the legal gambling retailer, Radiant Food Store, and paid $5 for the ticket.

Following his win, Duran opted to take the lump sum of the money which was $820,000. For selling the ticket, $2,000 was given to the store.

South Carolina Woman Turns To Faith For Winning $75k Scratch Off

In South Carolina, a woman paid $3 for a scratch-off ticket from the lottery retailer, Cheap Way in Sumter, and walked away with a $75,000 prize.

“I was speechless. I had my husband look at it, and he didn’t believe it either,” said the winner in shock.

At that point, the woman made her way to the online lottery app to check her winnings and was met with her grand prize. The estimated odds of her winning that much from the ticket were 1,528,000.