NEW MEXICO — It’s probably an understatement to say that John Wines was a bit disappointed to learn that a lottery ticket worth more than half a million dollars was a misprint.
According to KOB, Wines found five winning numbers when he scratched off the ticket, meaning he should have won over $500,000.
However, when he went to cash the ticket, he was told the maximum prize was $250,000.
“They told me it was a misprint and they don’t pay off for misprints” he told KOB.
Wines was told by the New Mexico Lottery that his “winning” ticket was part of a pack of flawed tickets.
“It’s like I told them, I didn’t misprint it,” Wines told KOB. “I bought the ticket in good faith thinking if I won I was going to get my money. And they told me no, they absolutely, positively told me no.”
They thanked him for bringing the misprint to their attention and offered him $100 in lottery tickets.
Maybe one of those will be a winner?