A lottery system that is supposed to give you the numbers for winning the lottery has apparently been shut down.
The lottery operator, the Florida Department of Gaming and Gaming Enforcement (FDGEE), announced it will stop giving out the winning numbers for the Florida State Lottery on Tuesday, according to a statement from the lottery operator.
The company has not provided a reason for the decision, but it is clear that the lottery system is no longer accepting valid tickets.
On Monday, the state lottery said it had stopped processing valid ticket applications after a “systemwide incident” that caused “the system to malfunction.”
The agency did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The lottery has not had a problem with fraud in the past, according to the department, but the lottery was forced to suspend its processing on Tuesday because of a “failure of security protocols.”
For the last six months, the lottery’s computerized system has been operating as usual, according the FDGEE.
“The FDGEEE is committed to providing a safe, secure and fair lottery system and we will continue to do so in an effort to protect the integrity of the lottery process,” the statement from FDGEEEE said.
“The Florida Lotteries will resume the lottery at the same time as we do every other lottery, which is Tuesday.”
Last week, the FDGEEE said it was investigating the “system’s maintenance, maintenance, and operation.”
On Tuesday, the department said it received reports that some “certain security protocols” were not being followed and that the system was “no longer functioning properly.”
“While we are working closely with the Florida Gaming Commission and the FDGES office of security, we have decided to stop processing valid lottery ticket applications and will no longer be able to accept them as a result,” the FDGSEE statement said.
According to the FDGAE, the system is “not currently working properly,” with the system reporting a “failed log in, login and password reset” on Tuesday.
Earlier this month, the state lottery stopped accepting valid ticket application forms after it discovered “an error in the security protocols and security protocols have not been followed,” according to the department.
In April, the FEDGEE said the lottery “did not have adequate staffing” and was in a “high-risk environment.”
In August, the agency reported a “lack of training, communication, and systems monitoring” at the lottery, and that it had “received multiple reports of unapproved ticket applications” in recent weeks.