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Older story, didn't see posted before

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Software Trouble Halts Lottery Ticket Sales Source: Omaha World-Herald Publication date: Jan 21, 2000

DES MOINES Ticket sales for Iowa's lottery drawings were suspended Thursday because of a software problem, and officials said they hoped ticket sales could be resumed today. The games affected were Powerball, Cash 4 Life, Iowa's $100,000 Cash Game and Pick 3. Scratch and pull-tab tickets were not affected

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-- Carl Jenkins (, January 29, 2000


Well, we all knew we'd be effected in a personal way. I just hope the folks who have already won and are using the annual option will continue to get their checks.

-- Hokie (, January 29, 2000.

Jeez, what a disaster! Iowa lottery sales suspended for one day.

This tragedy happened almost two weeks ago.

There was nothing on the networks about this. Another media coverup?

-- ; (one@a.time), January 29, 2000.

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