How can that be? A winning ticket is a winning ticket whether it was by accident or not, right? No, not in New Mexico where this poor guy scratched and thought he won more than $500,000 in cash prizes. When he went to redeem it he was told the ticket was actually a misprint and he didn’t win anything.
After contacting the New Mexico Lottery he was told “we did find a flaw in that particular pack of tickets and it’s been reported to our printer. Thanks for bringing this to our attention. I did complete a reconstruction of your ticket and it was not a winner.” Ouch. Thanks for bringing it to our attention?
They did offer him $100 in free tickets to make up for the error.