Powerball ticket machine down all over Georgia - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Powerball ticket machine down all over Georgia

Posted: Updated:
Georgia Lottery machines down at many stores in southwest Georgia Georgia Lottery machines down at many stores in southwest Georgia
People are having a hard time buying tickets as the jackpot reaches an all time high People are having a hard time buying tickets as the jackpot reaches an all time high
Woodall's Service Station says their machine took longer to print powerball tickets Woodall's Service Station says their machine took longer to print powerball tickets
BP Gas Station says their machines were completely down Monday night BP Gas Station says their machines were completely down Monday night
  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Purge threats target multiple U.S. cities

    Purge threats target multiple U.S. cities

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 4:43 AM EDT2014-08-27 08:43:33 GMT

    The Dougherty County Sheriff's Office and the Albany Gang Unit will be in on high alert this weekend after "Purge" threats hit social media. Albany is one of several cities that has been targeted. It mimics the 2013 horror film, "The Purge." 

    More >>

    The Dougherty County Sheriff's Office and the Albany Gang Unit will be in on high alert this weekend after "Purge" threats hit social media. Albany is one of several cities that has been targeted. It mimics the 2013 horror film, "The Purge." 

    More >>
  • Mars celebrates 50 years in Albany

    Mars celebrates 50 years in Albany

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:05 AM EDT2014-08-27 04:05:12 GMT
    Albany city commissioners passed a resolution Tuesday night honoring one of the city's tastiest factories.More >>
    Albany city commissioners passed a resolution Tuesday night honoring one of the city's tastiest factories.More >>
  • Alice Coachman Resolution Approved

    Alice Coachman Resolution Approved

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 11:59 PM EDT2014-08-27 03:59:04 GMT
    Bradford Jones, Coachman's Son-in-lawBradford Jones, Coachman's Son-in-law
    An Olympic legend from Albany is honored by home town leaders. Mayor Dorothy Hubbard presented a resolution honoring Alice Coachman to her son-in-law. More >>
    An Olympic legend from Albany is honored by home town leaders. Mayor Dorothy Hubbard presented a resolution honoring Alice Coachman to her son-in-law. More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

As the Powerball lottery jackpot soars to an all-time high a lot of Georgia lottery players are having a hard time buying tickets because of a glitch

Wednesday's jackpot will be at least $425 million.

A Georgia Lottery spokesperson says most lottery machines are working properly Monday night after two days of trouble, but that's not what local stores say.

We talked to several lottery retailers in Albany Monday night who say they either can't sell tickets or it's taking much longer than usual to sell them.

"Powerball is a big jackpot - $425 million and everybody wants to buy the powerball ticket but I'm helpless because my machines are not working," says BP employee Rahul Patel.

"We're not down like the others. Ours are moving real real slow. It takes at least three minutes before one ticket can print out," says Latanya Harvey with Woodall's Service Station.

Stores tell us the problem started when the Georgia Lottery updated their software.

Copyright 2012 WALB.  All rights reserved.