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Man Wins Half A Million On Lottery Before Being Told ‘Winning’ Ticket Is A Misprint

You know he planned how he was going to spend it all before he heard the bad news.

New Mexico John Wines thought he was made for life after a lotto ticket he’d bought at the petrol station hit 5 numbers and landed him just over $500,000 prize money. When he returned to the station to collect his winnings, he was told the ticket was a “misprint” and so he’d be getting sweet F all.

He then contacted the New Mexico Lottery and got sent this crushing response:

We did find a flaw in that particular pack of tickets and it’s been reported to our printer. Thanks for bringing this to our attention. I did complete a reconstruction of your ticket and it was not a winner.

They offered him $100 worth of lottery tickets to make up for it. Don’t know about John but I’d be pissed x100 if none of those won me $500,000 either. You don’t let a man think he’s won $500,000 then just take it all away from him. You just don’t.

On the other end of the spectrum, you’ve got a convicted sex offender winning $3 million and getting to enjoy every last cent of it. What a kick in the balls.

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