Some Lakers fans, including Gary Suh, who were hoping for a last-minute fall in ticket prices are not finding much luck. Tickets on StubHub were still going for about 1,000, with a stream of fans stopping by the ticket reseller's tent at L.A. Live to order and print tickets. By 6 p.m., Suh, who was hoping to score tickets for himself and three CSU San Bernardino classmates from a scalper, was resigned to watching from a nearby restaurant. Ticket-buying app Gametime, which earlier Wednesday had forecast a price drop based on a large supply online, said that it never materialized. "There is no stopping Mamba mania right now," Gametime's Sean Page said Wednesday night.
The UK government is drawing up plans to ban robots from buying tickets for concerts and musicals – and, I assume, other things you might need tickets for, such as An Evening With Les Dennis. Actually, what the authorities want to crack down on is ticket touts swallowing up vast amounts of tickets with automated software – which they then sell on at massively inflated prices to fill their greedy pockets. The ticket-tackling legislation will be presented to MPs this week, and if passed those who use software in such a covetous manner will'face an unlimited fine'. Back in December, the Telegraph reported that tickets to the hip-hop musical Hamilton were being sold by touts for up to £6,000. Meanwhile, and also in 2017, the inexplicably popular Ed Sheeran was so incensed by the antics of touts that he cancelled 10,000 tickets to some of his shows that were being sold online at ridiculous prices.
MILWAUKEE – A Powerball ticket that was sold in Indiana has matched the winning numbers of a drawing on Wednesday for the game's $435 million jackpot, one of the largest in the lottery's history. The numbers drawn were 52, 10, 61, 28, and 13. The Powerball was 2. The winning ticket in Indiana is worth $435 million, the seventh-largest jackpot in the game's history, according to the lottery's website. Before Wednesday, the last time a winning ticket in the jackpot was sold was on Dec. 17. The odds of winning the jackpot were 1 in 292,201,338.