PA Lottery machines spent most of the day down due to outage
(Harrisburg) — Lottery officials say many machines around Pennsylvania had been offline for most of the day due to a service outage.
Department of Revenue spokesman Jeffrey Johnson said the outage Friday was due to connectivity issues with Verizon’s cellular service at some terminals throughout the state. It only affected machines that use Verizon as their service.
Johnson said that all machines were back up and running as of 4 p.m.
The department got word of the outages around 8 a.m. Around 3 p.m., Johnson said the issue was almost resolved entirely.
The outage came the same day Pennsylvania Lottery officials announced Friday’s Cash 5 jackpot was the highest it’s ever been at $2.4 million.