Yes!!! This is happening often. I had over a million points on my first ball and then ended up plunging my ball 2 into the outlane. Ball 3 went fine but after licking a ball that did the same thing. I had another game that wound up placing me 12 for the table but one of those balls also ended up plunging into the outlane. Never had this happen before and I don't recall the ball going back to the plunger from the outlane so it seems like a one way trip.