Delaware Lottery faces $2 million lawsuit after Keno glitch

(image courtesy Delaware lottery)

(image courtesy Delaware lottery)

Two men are suing the Delaware Lottery which they say owes them millions for winning tickets they purchased after a computer glitch generated multiple matching numbers.

The News Journal of Wilmington reports a lawsuit filed Nov. 18 by John Brookings Jr. and Richard Spence says the men received two winning tickets, worth $1 million each, after playing Keno, a bingo-style lottery game, last December.

However, the Delaware Lottery refused to honor the tickets.

State Lottery Director Vernon Kirk, also named in the lawsuit, said in a statement in February that the winning tickets were the result of a computer malfunction that resulted in five tickets being generated with the same numbers over a period of about 20 minutes.

Neither side represented in the case would comment on the lawsuit.

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