Embarrassing lottery accident
August, 21st 2015
Last saturday, the Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF), the German public-service television broadcaster experienced an embarrassing accident and some lottery players must have rubbed their eyes when watching ZDF on that day. The “heute journal” was showing wrong lottery numbers. They showed the numbers from last wednesday. When reading the numbers, Gundula Gause, the woman in the show that reads the lottery numbers, noticed the mistake while reading them but continued and apologized for the mistake at the end of the show and referred to the Internet where the correct numbers of the day were published. This recent accident made clear that even a popular and successful program like “heute journal” can make mistakes. Presenter Claus Kleber (59) reacted humorously and ended the show with a quick-witted comment. At the end of the show, he explained that this show takes no guarantee for the weather forecast or the lottery numbers. The mistake was cut out of the show that is published in the ZDF Mediathek, the online platform of ZDF. The correct lottery numbers of last saturday are 4, 7, 16, 20, 31, 36 and super number 4.