Nebraska Lottery seeks to retrieve game's misprinted tickets

Nov 27, 2018

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Lottery officials are seeking missing tickets from a canceled holiday scratch-off game months after a mishap that disappointed many players who thought they had won large prizes.

The state lottery deactivated its new Holiday Bonus Bucks game in September after discovering a misprint. Lottery officials found that 405 tickets had been sold before the issue was identified.

The Nebraska Lottery is asking anyone who purchased a Holiday Bonus Bucks ticket to return the card by March 24. Those who send in the tickets will receive Lottery scratch coupons in return.

Lottery spokesman Neil Watson says 150 of the tickets have been returned. He says 80 of those appeared to be winners because of inaccurately printed symbols and 52 others appeared to win larger prizes than the actual amounts tied to the cards.