A Powerball lottery ticket for a record $425 million is shown in a convenience store in Washington.(Photo: By Saul Loeb, AFP/Getty Images)
ATLANTA -- The Georgia Lottery says transaction times at its terminals across the state have returned to normal after experiencing delays.
Spokeswoman Tandi Reddick said Tuesday the lottery didn't know how many of its 8,300 retailers had been affected by slowdowns Sunday and Monday. She said the lottery received about 600 calls about terminal communication problems Monday. By midday Tuesday, there had been 21 calls.
The lottery made scheduled software enhancements to terminals Sunday. As retailers logged on Sunday morning, Reddick said it caused some bottleneck issues. She said increased sales spurred by the record $500 million Powerball jackpot and with new retailers logging on at the same time, the network slowed again Monday.
Reddick says technicians were sent to retailers that reported issues and the lottery continues to monitor the situation.