Saturday, September 29, 2007

New Weird Facts: Typo Error Makes Every Lotto Ticket A $1000 Winner

An advertising promotion for a Roswell car dealership has backfired.A direct mailing of 50,000 scratch-off games touted a grand prize of $1,000.

The small type said the odds of winning were 1 in 50,000.But it turns out all 50,000 scratch-off ads were $1,000 winners.The dealership's general manager, Jeff Kohn, blamed Atlanta-based Force Events Direct Marketing for printing the ads with a typographical error.

The dealership is offering $5 Wal-Mart gift cards to all participants.The marketing company, Force Events, sent representatives to Roswell Thursday. Force Events said they would give anyone who came to collect that day a chance to win $5,000 in a drawing.

The company would also hold another series of drawings where 20 people will win $1,000 a piece.