Auditor Will Not Examine State Lottery Mishaps

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- An outside auditor hired by the Tennessee Lottery after a computer issue affected the Cash 3 and Cash 4 games will not examine why the system failed.

Lottery officials had said contractor KPMG would be paid about $90,000 to look into the problem that kept repeat numbers from being drawn for those games for more than three weeks in August.

But in a letter obtained by The Tennessean newspaper through an open-records request, KPMG has been asked to determine only whether the computers now are working correctly.

Lottery spokeswoman Kym Gerlock said an internal auditor will look into issues related to the problem.

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