Teen Winner Might Sue The Lottery After Jackpot "Ruined Her Life"

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We've all dreamed about winning the lottery. It's something that would change your life and make your dreams come true, so it's natural to fantasize about what you'd do with all that money!  

I think for me, I'd pay off my car, buy a house, travel a bit, then keep it in a savings account so that I could always have the cash I need. No point in spending it all in one go!


However, the lottery is not always what it's cracked up to be. Many people in South Carolina were fooled on Christmas day when lottery machines malfunctioned and told everyone they were winners.

"I had been promising [my kids] for years [to take them to Disney World] and I thought I would finally get to, and now I can't," Nicole Coggins said.  "I don't play the lottery that much. Every once in a while, I'll buy a Powerball ticket, but something told me to buy a lottery ticket. I was having a good day and I wanted to try it."

According to lottery officials, there was a "programming error" which lasted for more than two hours, which caused an overabundance of winning "Holiday Cash Add-A-Play" tickets, which are only available on Christmas day.

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"From 5:51 p.m. to 7:53 p.m., the same play symbol was repeated in all nine available play areas on tickets which would result in a top prize of $500. No more than five identical play symbols should appear for a single play," the lottery said. "As soon as the issue was identified, the Add-A-Play game was suspended immediately to conduct a thorough investigation."

Everyone who thought they won probably won't like Jane Park, who considered suing the lottery for ruining her life...after she won.

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