Lottery Ticket Misprint

A New York woman thought she hit it big playing the lottery until she tried to cash in her ticket.

Jeanne Consola of Long Island thought she had won 5 million dollars by matching three sixes on this scratch off ticket from the New York lottery. However, when she tried to cash in she was told that the ink smudged during printing and the third six was actually a 26.

The lottery offered to refund the cost of the ticket, Consola declined and has since been in touch with an attorney.


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  • by Alexander Location: Albany, NY on Feb 11, 2009 at 03:42 PM
    I wonder how many people remember back in the mid-70's when the New York Lottery was exposed as a scam. It took years for it to recover. It seems that whenever the economy goes south - the scam mentality takes over.
  • by That Sucks Location: NY on Feb 8, 2009 at 05:53 PM
    If you brouse the web this happens ALL the TIME. Their should be tighter quality control
  • by nancy Location: plymouth on Feb 7, 2009 at 02:32 PM
    this is a good murphylaw.what is .is what would you do if it was you ..who is laughing now at you ...a millon people would asume they would get more than planned ... save your money buy food.nothing is free huh//////
  • by Anonymous on Feb 7, 2009 at 06:51 AM
    What a Dummy, not only did she loose money for the lottery, now she will loose much more on attorney fees.
  • by vet Location: USA on Feb 6, 2009 at 06:58 PM
    It is all at fault of attorneys. The New Yorker on the airplane made a disgruntle to receive free airfare. Yankee go somewhere else...
  • by Big Idea Location: G-ville on Feb 6, 2009 at 03:34 PM
    With the economy worsening, the lottery should be done away with because some poor soul or gambling addict will have dreams of hitting it big only to waste money they could be saving. I feel for this woman but at the same time believes she's wasting her time trying to win a settlement.
  • by Wanda Location: Kenansville on Feb 6, 2009 at 10:53 AM
    Dee, yes she should get money for pain and suffering. She thought she won, but did not because of misprint. What a terrible feeling this must have been for her. I hope she win a large settlement.
  • by Joseph Location: lenoir county on Feb 6, 2009 at 10:49 AM
    How many states have already been caught rigging lottery results.? why do they stop selling power ball ticket's 1 Hour before the drawing? a computer can tell which numbers nobody has picked and might have them underneath the table with the unpicked balls that are fed in and pop up.A jump from say 45,000 dollars to 65,000 means that 20,000 ticket's were bought and nobody hit the big power ball.YEA! RIGHT.
  • by dee on Feb 6, 2009 at 09:44 AM
    give her the money
  • by bonita Location: iowa on Feb 6, 2009 at 06:19 AM
    dont count your chickens before they hatch
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