LUCKNOW: A lucky ticket that lets you claim the grand prize of Rs 100,000 in a loo at a hotel, spa or sports venue, or even a hotel in Lucknow, has been hacked.
According to an article on a website that offers tickets to bet on lotto prizes, a lucky ticket has been added to the lottery at the Bali Hotel on Wednesday.
The lucky ticket entitles one to claim the jackpot of Rs. 1 lakh from the next jackpot draw.
According a post on the Lucknow Hotels Lucknow website, a lot of people are trying to claim tickets on the Internet but cannot.
“So many people are saying, ‘I have a lucky bet on the lottery, can I claim it from here?'” said the owner of the Lucknagar Hotels website, who asked not to be named.
He added that he has tried for two weeks to claim it, but it has been rejected on several occasions.
In a statement to NDTV, the Balyan Hotel said the lucky ticket was added to its website on Wednesday after the site was taken down for the third time.
“We are aware of the issue, and will be updating the site to ensure that tickets are correctly filled,” the statement said.
On Monday, the Luckno Hotel, a major hotel chain, was hacked by a group of cyber criminals.
They stole the website of the hotel, posted a video on Facebook of a man who had won a bet on an unknown jackpot, and posted a link to a website for the lottery that allowed people to claim jackpots from their hotel rooms.
On Wednesday, Lucknagara Hotel, which is based in the city, also received a notification from a customer claiming a lucky win from the lottery.
The company told NDTV that the customer had been informed about the issue on Wednesday, and that they are working to resolve it.