Man Wins £500K On A Scratchcard, Then Gets Worst News Ever

By : Alex Bentley |


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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…