Posted: Oct 29, 2012 4:11 PM by Russell Jones
Source: La. Lottery Corporation
BATON ROUGE - If you play the Easy 5 lottery in Louisiana, you may want to double-check your numbers.
The Louisiana Lottery Corporation said its drawing show, which aired Saturday night on TV stations across the state and is produced by Louisiana Public Broadcasting, showed the wrong numbers by mistake.
The correct numbers, according to the lottery, are 1-3-6-17-18. They said the show accidentally substituted a "4" in place of the "3".
Lottery officials said there are a number of checks in place to make sure the numbers shown are accurate, including a phone call prior to the show which confirmed the correct numbers.
"The Lottery deeply regrets the error and the inconvenience it caused players who rely on the show to get the winning numbers," said Lottery President Rose Hudson.
The lottery said the correct numbers were listed on their website.
"Players who relied upon the TV show to check their Easy 5 tickets should recheck their ticket to determine any winnings," said Hudson.