(Lotto signs back to normal at CBP. Screen cap via MASN/TV.)
Alas, the $521 million and $705 million jackpots are gone from the lotto signs in the visitors bullpen at Citizen's Bank Park. Amanda Comak of the Washington Times checked in with lotto officials, and it turns out there was no resulting spike in ticket sales:
While the Pennsylvania Lottery was made aware of the "situation," there was no noticeable spike in the sales of Powerball or Mega Millions tickets during the Nationals' 3-0 loss to the Phillies last night.
(via Amanda Comak, Washington Times, 9/21/2011)
According to the Washington Post's Adam Kilgore, Tyler Clippard pulled off yesterday's prank:
It was Clippard who changed the lotto prizes in the CBP bullpen. One reliever: "Bet they don't leave any extra numbers lying around today." (via @AdamKilgoreWP)
No matter what happens to Clippard from here on out, he deserves a special place in the Ring of Honor at Nationals Park for the effort, don't you think?