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Monday, March 21, 2005 

Sucks to be them

You won $100,000! Whoops, never mind
Thousands thought they won big in the Daily News' scratch-off game, until the correction ran.
March 21, 2005: 4:08 PM EST

NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - Thousands of New Yorkers thought they had won up to $100,000 over the weekend in the New York Daily News Scratch 'n' Match game -- until the newspaper ran a correction.

While the News ran a notice touting a "special announcement" on the front page of Monday editions, readers didn't know about the correction until they opened the paper. Stories about the flap ran in rival papers including Newsday and the New York Times.

Whereas this guy is just funny:

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's biggest individual lottery winner had no time to celebrate after becoming 20.4 million ($27 million) richer, because he was too worried about being late for work.

When the salesman, who was not identified by WestLotto, arrived Thursday to buy his weekly lottery ticket at a shop in the industrial Ruhr area he was told last week's 12 ticket that he hadn't bothered to check had won the jackpot.

The man's reaction left the lottery operator dumbfounded.

"After he was told he had won the jackpot, he said he didn't have time to chat because he would get into trouble with his boss," a lottery spokesman in the western city of Muenster said.

Instead, he rushed off to catch a bus to work.

There were few details about the lucky man, a pigeon-lover in his 30s, except that he planned to trade in his rented apartment for something a little bigger in the country.

It was not known if he would stay on in his job as a salesman.

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