New Mexico man told winning lotto ticket a misprint

Jan 6, 2015 2:00 PM by News Staff

A New Mexico man thought he won big bucks on a lottery scratcher only to find out it was a misprint.

In December, John Wines bought a scratch-off lottery ticket in Roswell.

As John started scratching, he came across not 1,2,3 or 4 - but 5 winning numbers, totaling over $500,000.

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

"I took it back in and she told me that is not a winner," said Wines. "They told me that it was a misprint and they don't pay off for misprints."

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