Mega Millions mishap: Virginia Lottery sold wrong tickets

WASHINGTON — An upgrade to the Mega Millions gaming system resulted in a few old Virginia Lottery tickets sold on Friday.

As the Virginia Lottery was upgrading its gaming system and the Mega Millions game, an error occurred that resulted in a “small number” of old Mega Millions tickets to be produced and sold in Virginia between 10:45 p.m. and 11:51 p.m.

Mega Millions tickets sold during that time will be honored; the Virginia Lottery said in a news release that the price of the ticket and a replacement ticket will be refunded to those with incorrect tickets. Prizes won will also be honored.

Anyone who bought a ticket during that time should call 804-692-7778 or fill out the information found in the back of the ticket and mail it in to the Virginia Lottery. The Virginia Lottery encourages people to repurchase tickets by 10:45 p.m. on Tuesday for the drawing.

Refunds and prize payments won’t be processed at lottery retailers.

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