Misprint leaves Colorado couple disappointed

Thursday April 14th 2011

Imagine one day after reading the results of the latest lottery draw in your local paper and thinking that you were $4.3 million richer and then waking up the next to find that you aren’t. That is exactly what happened to Jim and Dorothy Sprague after a misprint leaves the Colorado couple disappointed. The Sunday edition of Pueblo Chieftain had in fact, printed the winning numbers from the Friday Colorado Lottery draw instead of Saturdays.

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After reading the local paper on Sunday and realising the numbers on their Colorado Lottery ticket matched those printed, Jim and Dorothy Sprague couldn’t believe their luck as the telephoned their family to share the good news of their $4.3 million lottery win. However, their excitement was short lived as the Monday edition of the local newspaper contained a retraction. Claiming the error was due to misinformation and an oversight, this left the couple bitterly disappointed that there was no Colorado Lottery win for them.

The Sprague’s have thankfully found themselves able to laugh off the error to a degree but admit they are still a bit frustrated that this has happened to them. Jim Sprague has vowed that this unfortunate event will not stop him from buying lotto tickets for the Colorado Lottery and one day he hopes he might just pick the right combination and become the millionaire that he so believed he was for a while.

The Colorado Lottery begins selling tickets for their Millionaire Raffle on 15th April. This draw which takes place on 1st July will create two millionaires, but there are only 280,000 tickets available from the Colorado Lottery for this game, so players will need to get in quick.

Written by Samantha Jones

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