Pa. Lottery replacing defective coupons

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The Pennsylvania Lottery is advising the more than 5 million households that received lottery ticket coupons earlier this month to throw them out and instead use the ones arriving this week.

The lottery occasionally mails coupons to households around the state that provide customers with discounts and specials with lottery ticket purchases. The batch sent out in early May with monthly coupons through October had a glitch causing the coupons not to scan at retail terminals.

The error was made by a third-party printing vendor, Gary Miller, a spokesman for the Pennsylvania Lottery, said. The vendor covered the cost of re-printing the coupons.

“We want to apologize to our players and retailers for any inconvenience this may have caused,” he said.

The updated coupons started arriving in homes on Wednesday, he said. Households will also receive a bonus coupon for the month of June in the mailer “for the inconvenience.”

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