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

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Posted: January 6, 2015, 2:24 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.

Bar codes, scanning codes, are also a print ,My friend had a ticket that revealed a $50 winner and the ticket scanner revealed less, the ticket was clearly a 50 winner. He got his reward. Some people just scratch the scanning code. You probably been leaving you're  treasures behind. It won't be a bad idea to pick up tickets with only bar codes scratched.

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    Bar codes, scanning codes, are also a print ,My friend had a ticket that revealed a $50 winner and the ticket scanner revealed less, the ticket was clearly a 50 winner. He got his reward. Some people just scratch the scanning code. You probably been leaving you're  treasures behind. It won't be a bad idea to pick up tickets with only bar codes scratched.

    cont...try pick up tickets left behind,  i have found prizes in completely scratched ones.You are more likely to win this way compared to powerball jackpot.

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      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.

      Misprinted money is valuable.in fact more valuable. I think anything that reveals a winner but has been misprinted and not tampered with it should be rewarded. Otherwise they should print warning on back of ticket .

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        Posted: January 6, 2015, 7:32 pm - IP Logged

        I just hope the unfortunate guy didn't tell his boss exactly what he thinks of them before the bad news kicked in because the boss would be the one having the last laugh.

          I Agree!   Imagine if you won a major jackpot and told your boss what he could do with his job, then you found out there

        was some kind of mistake and you had to beg for your job back.  Moral... The win isn't official until you cash the check.

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          Posted: January 6, 2015, 7:34 pm - IP Logged

          They should honor their mistake.

          no doubt...but we live in America so that's not gonna happen.

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              I Agree!   Imagine if you won a major jackpot and told your boss what he could do with his job, then you found out there

            was some kind of mistake and you had to beg for your job back.  Moral... The win isn't official until you cash the check.

            I agree. til the money is in the bank or in hand, its best to pause on making rash actions.

            I had a scenario where the entire packet from a store was never "initialized" in the terminal. I won legitimately yet when I went to claim it they said its NOT valid. I had them call the PA vendor hotline and they tracked down the vendor and about an hour later I had a money order in hand . Took all the thrill out of winning when they made an allegation that I some how may have stolen the packet. I said" How could I have stolen it when I told you where it was purchased and they never filed a Loss of ticket packet.? I get that they are distrusting, yet It made me realize that even when the vendor goofs up, somehow they pin it on the player.

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              Posted: January 6, 2015, 8:53 pm - IP Logged

              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..

              I found it odd the state lottery would offer $100 worth scratch-off tickets when the email said there was a flaw in that particular pack of tickets and a complete reconstruction of the ticket showed it was not a winner. There is a difference between the average player finding a flaw and someone who thinks their ticket should pay over twice the advertised payoff and the gas station where they bought the ticket will pay them in cash.

              The flaw could be not enough paint making it easy to scratch-off the digit with the "1" and probably just on one pack of tickets. There is no "one" underneath either "1" and you can clearly see another digit was suppose to be there or rubbed off. It would be nice if everybody could aggressively rub off the other digit and get paid and call it a flaw, but that will never happen.

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                Posted: January 6, 2015, 11:02 pm - IP Logged

                The New Mexico lottery appears to be very incompetent. I wouldn't trust it after hearing this story.

                We all get a lot out of lotteries!

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                  Posted: January 7, 2015, 11:39 am - IP Logged

                  The New Mexico lottery appears to be very incompetent. I wouldn't trust it after hearing this story.

                  I Agree!to bad for him he got noLurking

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                    Posted: January 7, 2015, 4:40 pm - IP Logged

                    Why, they didn't make the ticket. One of their vendors did. They admitted the ticket was printed incorrectly and reported it to the vendor. They offered fair compensation. The player realized the error in the printing process and tried to capitalize on it and succeeded by getting 5 times the value for his losing ticket. How could he think his ticket was worth 2X the top prize?

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                      Posted: January 7, 2015, 5:56 pm - IP Logged

                      The word number indicated the right number is in the teens, not 1. Now it would be a different story if the lottery used military numerology...that is one two for 12, one eight for eighteen.

                      nope, that ticket is a loser dude!

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                        Posted: January 8, 2015, 5:36 pm - IP Logged

                        This story is getting lots of attention and Jimmy Fallon joked about it in his monologue. What if a bank has a misprint on the amount of money from a check you deposited; the check was for $1000.00, but $100,000 was deposited in your account because of a printing error. Do you get to keep the money?

                        Or what if you deposited a check for $1000, but the deposit showed it was only $10.00 because a speck that looked like a period; does the bank get to keep $990?

                        In either situation is easy to reconstruct the actual transactions correct any mistakes. Any savvy scratch-off players knows when the top prize is $250,000, they can't win more than that on one ticket and just looking at this ticket it's obvious there was another digit behind the "1" whether is was a misprint or scratched off by the player.

                        I wish I could find the story from over 20 years ago when a player cut and clued numbers from another ticket and tried to claim the winnings.

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                          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.

                          I Agree!, Quinto, he sounds like an unhealthily "encourageable" adult. 

                          Anyhow, the store clerk(s) probably recalled that they pulled their other misprinted tickets from the sell bin ... but did or didn't explain that to him.  Regardless, I think the Lottery Headquarters office was quite generous in offering this super-stretching complainer those 100 free tickets.  Had he accepted them, he probably would have won at least $25-$75 bucks out of those 100 tickets!  Geez.

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                            Posted: January 27, 2015, 2:59 pm - IP Logged

                            There are numbers on the bottom of the scratch off that tell if the ticket is a winner. If those numbers state the ticket is not a winning ticket- its NOT!

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