The Knucklehead of the Day award
Today's winner is the Florida Lottery Commission. They get the award for the following.
OCALA, Fla. -- A Florida couple said they have a winning lottery ticket and they want their money, but the Florida Lottery Commission isn't paying.There should now be a warning posted saying the Florida Lottery is a ripoff. What is going to be cheaper- Pay the $500,000 or the lost sales and possible costs if the Curcios decide to constest this in court. You have to begin to wonder about state lotteries if they aren't a state run con game, click here for an example from Indiana. Maybe I should put a new thing in the sidebar- Florida the Ripoff State. In the meantime I make The Florida Lottery Commission today's Knucklehead of the Day.
Ocala resident Joe Curcio said he thought he hit the jackpot on a scratch-off ticket that shows a prize of $500,000.
When he tried to claim his prize, he received nothing at the lottery office.
Curcio said he bought a legitimate lottery ticket at a rest stop on the Florida Turnpike in Fort Drum. But the state said the ticket had a misprint on it.
Curcio and his family said it's not their fault the ticket has a misprint and that he should be paid what he's owed.
"A deal's a deal," Curcio said.
"I believe there's something wrong with the lottery," his wife, Annemarie, said. "If I make a mistake in anything, I say, 'Listen, I made a mistake. I'm going to eat the mistake. I owe these people. I'm going to pay these people.' That's the way we are and I expect that from the state of Florida, too."
The lottery said it prints about 550 million tickets per year and there is the possibility of a misprint.
There are manual, computer and visual checks of tickets submitted for prizes, and the lottery said it uses various layers of security.
The Lottery Commission said tickets are printed with a warning that all winnings are subject to verification.
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