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I won $500,000!!!! Wait a minute....

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by JackReacher, Jan 7, 2015.

  1. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

  2. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Sorry, but the "misprint" excuse doesn't seem to hold water. What makes the card a "misprint"?

    Otherwise, they could claim any major winning card is a misprint.
  3. Vombatus

    Vombatus Well-Known Member

    Right, and that's the kind of thing that could make someone snap and become homicidal/suicidal.
  4. BDC99

    BDC99 Well-Known Member

    Misprint? Fuck that. Pay up, or get your pants sued off. How is this a defense?
  5. Dyno

    Dyno Well-Known Member

    Bullshit! Pay the man.
  6. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Goddammit. I'm so clueless. Can someone post a picture or video of Teddy KGB saying "Pay dat man hees money!" plz? We thank you.
  7. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

  8. Rhody31

    Rhody31 Well-Known Member

    If you watch the video and see the actual scratcher, it's clearly a misprint.
    The numbers are printed as numerals and there is a small shorthand under the number to avoid confusion.
    Had he actually won, his 1 would have said "one" under it. One says something like THR, because it was supposed to be thirteen.
    I understand he's pissed, but it's pretty damn obvious to anyone who has played a scratcher once or twice in their life.
  9. BDC99

    BDC99 Well-Known Member

    Tough. They made the mistake? Then they should pay it.
  10. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    He's gotta sue. Lottery folks tried to make him go away with $100? Pfft. I know there's a lot of fine print on the back of those tickets but I doubt there's anything about printing errors.
  11. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    At the worst, a lawsuit will probably generate a settlement far greater than $100. Sue the fuckers.
  12. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    How is he to know that it shouldn't say "ONE" instead of "THR" under the numeral?
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