Is there a replay available on your PBE account? If so, what is your PBE summoner name.
With that said, I believe I know what you're referring to. When slightly north or south of the lux targetting bar it 100% seems to connect but ends up passing through the enemy, while visually it looks like the legs or head were clipped within the spell. This can be very frustrating for the player.
The above is typically player side latency to the server, where it looks 100% like the spell connected, the player is actually just a step above the targeting line.
With that said, I would have to see a replay to determine if that was what actually happened. If none is available I'll fiddle with lux ults tonight for a few hours in customs.