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    Fla. Lottery says ticket may be misprint

    OCALA, Fla. - The Florida Lottery is refusing to pay a $500,000 prize until it can inspect the $20 scratch-off ticket, which officials said Thursday appears to be a misprint.

    Joe Curcio, 56, says he got the ticket at a service plaza Sunday on Florida's Turnpike.

    The Gold Rush ticket has the numeral 1 on the top row and a numeral 1 above the $500,000 scratch-off piece, making the ticket appear to be a winner. But when Curcio had it scanned, the ticket's bar code indicated it wasn't.

    Curcio, who owns a used car dealership, said lottery officials told him the top number actually was a "13" that was misprinted.

    "They're saying it's a misprint. How do I know it's a misprint?" he asked. He has hired an attorney to press his claim.

    Lottery spokeswoman Jacqueline Barreiros said Curcio still needed to turn over the ticket for a full inspection.

    "We can't say whether we will pay the jackpot or not until we go through the process," she said.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070517/ap_on_fe_st/odd_lottery_misprint;_ylt=AjiwEjW74hKEuk4A6zyvDfMu QE4F

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    Re: Fla. Lottery says ticket may be misprint

    I just seen this on the news about 10 minutes ago, and I was like WTF!
    Talk about being robbed.
    They better pay these people the money, what a joke!
    I will never again purchase a lotter ticket.
    Not that I do that often but thats not the point
    ;D

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    Re: Fla. Lottery says ticket may be misprint

    Casino's do it all the time people win jackpots of 1/2 million or more and the the casino says that the machine malfunctioned and they don't pay.


    This has happened at least 3 times that I have heard of.
    What we've got here is failure to communicate.

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