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Saturday 24 June 2017

RTE screens wrong winning numbers

RTE chiefs will be hoping the country's newest Lotto millionaire hasn't thrown away their winning ticket after watching its live broadcast on Saturday night.

The state broadcaster has been forced to rectify a major error, after broadcasting the wrong numbers for two draws -- including the main Lotto results on the graphic immediately after the live programme.

Frantic programmers quickly spotted the mistake and an hour later, before the main evening news on RTE1 rectified the error with a brief broadcast of the correct graphic. Two further broadcasts, containing an apology and the correct numbers, were made before midnight on Saturday.

Irish Independent

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