Imagine winning, what you thought, was $500,000 on a scratch off ticket only to be told that it was a misprint.

That's what happened to a Roswell, N.M., man recently.

John Wines scratched off his Ruby 7's lottery ticket and according to the ticket, he won $500,000. The only problem? The maximum payout on the ticket was half that.

So, John did what anyone would do. he called the lottery office in New Mexico and they told him the ticket was a misprint and NOT actually a winner.

So, instead of giving him the money, the lottery office offered him $100 in lottery tickets as a consolation prize.

Afterwards, John said:

"I didn't misprint it. I bought the ticket in the good faith that if I won, they would pay me."

But according to the disclaimer on the back of the ticket: "Liability for void, altered or misprinted tickets or disputes, if any, is limited to the refund of the retail sales price."

In my opinion, he was lucky enough for them to offer him $100 worth of lottery tickets. They could have just refunded his money and left it at that but on the other hand, it's not his fault the lottery ticket was a misprint. Either way, John says he does not plan to sue.

So what do you think?