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By The Associated Press
Thursday, May 24, 2007

HARRISBURG — State lottery officials had to use video tape of the drawing of the Daily Number on Wednesday night to determine the third digit after the numbered ball drawn fell back into the mixing chamber.

The first two numbered balls in the combination — 5 and 9 — were successfully drawn. But when the third ball was drawn, it fell back into the mixing chamber when an official closed the drawing chamber before the ball was fully in position, officials said.

A foul was called and lottery officials reviewed the drawing tape. It was determined that the third numbered ball drawn was a 7.

The Pennsylvania Lottery said it will honor all tickets for the nighttime drawing for 5-9-7 and all boxed combinations of those digits.

The mishap marked the second lottery glitch this month.

On May 2, lottery officials determined that a ball broke during a televised MATCH 6 drawing, prompting a second off-air drawing and a decision to pay off winning tickets for both sets of numbers.

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