Imagine winning half a million on a scratch card. Then imagine being told it was a mistake.
John Wines from New Mexico bought a scratch card, and when he scratched the panel it revealed that he had won $500,000. Only when he went to claim it, he was told that no such prize exists. Gutted.
New Mexico Lottery officials say that the ticket is a misprint. They say that the maximum prize is actually $250,000, and due to the mistake, the ticket is now void.
It’s not all doom and gloom for John though, they have offered him $100 worth of tickets as compensation…