Toronto Man Loses Lotto Winnings Over 'Misprint'

$135,000 win from misprinted tickets
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Jan 6, 2009 6:24 PM CST
A ball bearing a ticket number falls from a giant drum during a lottery draw. Noftall won and lost big this year after having his $135,000 winnings revoked.   (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
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(Newser) – It's been a rough year already for lottery winner—and loser—Thomas Noftall. The Toronto man netted $135,000 in winnings from four scratch-off tickets on New Year's Eve but was rebuffed when he went to collect his prize, UPI reports. "One guy pulled me into his office and said, 'Between me and you, they're going to void your tickets,'" said Noftalll. A lotto spokesman says 1,000 misprinted tickets were distributed in Ontario.

"I've gone from the highest of highs to the lowest of lows," added the 27-year-old, who didn't comment on any action he might take.