Mega Millions prize payouts have been temporarily paused after a host announced the wrong number during a drawing earlier this week. This is according to Foxnews.
A lottery statement said that “on May 10, 2022, the host of the Mega Millions drawing incorrectly called the Mega Ball a 6 instead of a 9. The 9 ball was drawn into the chamber and is the official result. We apologize for the confusion.”
New York Lottery says that it has “temporarily suspended prize payments for all Mega Millions tickets and all Mega Millions players should hold their tickets for the May 10, 2022 drawing until the issue is resolved.”
Oops. I can sympathize with the announcer. That is an easy mistake to make.