PITTSBURGH (KDKA/AP) — Many Pennsylvanians were unable to buy lottery tickets for most of the day Friday.READ MORE: Man Dies After Falling From Roof Of Building On South Park Fairground
The lottery tweeted around noon that they were “experiencing statewide system problems that may impact your ability to purchase tickets.”
Department of Revenue spokesman Jeffrey Johnson said the outage 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.READ MORE: 10 French Bulldogs Worth $60,000 Stolen From Ohio Breeder Found In Michigan
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.MORE NEWS: Ross Twp. Police Investigating Vandalism At Denny Park
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