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N.M. man told $500k winning lottery ticket a 'misprint'

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Posted: January 5, 2015, 6:50 pm - IP Logged

Aside from what is printed on the face of the scratch ticket, the ticket is protected by the bar code. So the value of the ticket can always be determined by the bar code , despite the symbols or numbers on the ticket face.

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    Posted: January 5, 2015, 7:24 pm - IP Logged

    It's very clear that neither of those numbers are just "1".  He should at least get the cost of the ticket refunded though.

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      Posted: January 5, 2015, 7:57 pm - IP Logged

      It's very clear that neither of those numbers are just "1".  He should at least get the cost of the ticket refunded though.

      "He should at least get the cost of the ticket refunded though."

      People keep using the word "misprint" when it looks like the second digit was scratched off in the top line. Wouldn't that open the door for anyone scratching off the second digit in any number from 10 to 19 and then getting a refund on a worthless ticket?

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        Posted: January 5, 2015, 8:27 pm - IP Logged

        "He should at least get the cost of the ticket refunded though."

        People keep using the word "misprint" when it looks like the second digit was scratched off in the top line. Wouldn't that open the door for anyone scratching off the second digit in any number from 10 to 19 and then getting a refund on a worthless ticket?

        Wait a minute there Stack..The lottery officials told him that they " aware of the misprint " on that batch, yet they continued to sell them instead of pulling their product off the sheves,perhaps thinking that no one would catch it...well duh.

        The last thing l need to hear is " we know there is a defective batch out there"..but since you the only one complaining- we guess it's not that severe after all..

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          Posted: January 5, 2015, 9:15 pm - IP Logged

          Ticket obviously says 12 and 18, not 1 and 1. He must not be able to read either, because under 12 it Tw.... and under 18 is Et.... so duh get a life.

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            Posted: January 5, 2015, 10:52 pm - IP Logged

            Ticket obviously says 12 and 18, not 1 and 1. He must not be able to read either, because under 12 it Tw.... and under 18 is Et.... so duh get a life.

            Exactly, they guy would have to be a borderline retard to think he won on that ticket. I would LMFAO if they turned around and sued him for

            defamation.

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              Posted: January 5, 2015, 11:56 pm - IP Logged

              I'm usually a person that says, "pay the guy," but in this case looking at the ticket it's pretty clear those numbers are not 1's.

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                Posted: January 6, 2015, 12:27 am - IP Logged

                Wait a minute there Stack..The lottery officials told him that they " aware of the misprint " on that batch, yet they continued to sell them instead of pulling their product off the sheves,perhaps thinking that no one would catch it...well duh.

                The last thing l need to hear is " we know there is a defective batch out there"..but since you the only one complaining- we guess it's not that severe after all..

                I would probably agree with you, but John was only one seeing the email and his credibility is skeptical.

                John says he thought he hit the big one. But he says when he went to the gas station to get his money, it didn't work.

                I don't expect everybody to be lottery savvy, but expecting to collect over $500,000 at a gas station?

                He was offered $100 worth of tickets, which was a nice gesture considering he believe he won over $1/2 million when the top prize was a quarter million.

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                  Posted: January 6, 2015, 1:03 am - IP Logged

                  The New Mexico Lottery did offer him $100 in lottery tickets.

                  I hope their not the same tickets.

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                    Posted: January 6, 2015, 9:52 am - IP Logged

                    The New Mexico Lottery did offer him $100 in lottery tickets.

                    I hope their not the same tickets.

                    Now that would be messed up.

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                      Posted: January 6, 2015, 10:16 am - IP Logged

                      I would probably agree with you, but John was only one seeing the email and his credibility is skeptical.

                      John says he thought he hit the big one. But he says when he went to the gas station to get his money, it didn't work.

                      I don't expect everybody to be lottery savvy, but expecting to collect over $500,000 at a gas station?

                      He was offered $100 worth of tickets, which was a nice gesture considering he believe he won over $1/2 million when the top prize was a quarter million.

                      l get what you saying about this guy attempting to get the gas station clerk to pay him half a million dollars- my original beef was them continuing to sell defective scratcher tickets. If Advil had a misprint on their bottles- those items are recalled immediately because of lawsuits- with scratchers" keep them rolling people"..they losing tickets anyway..

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                        Posted: January 6, 2015, 11:06 am - IP Logged

                        Wait a minute there Stack..The lottery officials told him that they " aware of the misprint " on that batch, yet they continued to sell them instead of pulling their product off the sheves,perhaps thinking that no one would catch it...well duh.

                        The last thing l need to hear is " we know there is a defective batch out there"..but since you the only one complaining- we guess it's not that severe after all..

                        I agree, if they know it is a defective batch, they should pull it.   If it was defective in the buying public's favor, you can bet they would pull it in a heartbeat.

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                          Posted: January 6, 2015, 12:00 pm - IP Logged

                          First thing I thought after reading the story is how did he expect to win $500,000 when the top prize is $250,000?

                          And as mentioned, the barcode indicates a winner or loser.

                          He's trying to pull a fast one. A very sloppy fast one. LOL.

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                            Posted: January 6, 2015, 1:24 pm - IP Logged

                            You can still part of the second digit on both of them. It doesn't take a genius to know that it was a misprint.

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                              Posted: January 6, 2015, 2:10 pm - IP Logged

                              They are taking it just  as serious ,but what they are doing is illegal ,if it appears to be a winner than it should be a winning ticket,  the reason why you scratch. Lottery tickets also don't say anything about claiming a misprint. What mainly appears on it should be official. Try to make  payments in advance for anything   than tell them that it was a mistake  and to send you  your money back.