ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 31: Fans of the Dallas Cowboys wear brown paper bags over their head as they watch the Cowboys play against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Cowboys Stadium on October 31, 2010 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Chris Chambers/Getty Images)
As the old saying goes: Sometimes you win. Sometimes you lose. Sometimes, you receive a call from the Texas Lottery Commission informing you that you’ve won, you’ve just won significantly less than initially thought.
Delvin Delamar, a local man, recently sent a losing, Dallas Cowboys scratch-off lottery ticket--or, as the lotto calls them, a second-chance ticket--to the Texas Lotto Commission. The good news came in a letter, which said that Delamar had won the opportunity to sit with Jerry Jones in the war room on draft day 2011 and a pair of lower level season tickets on the 30-yard line at Cowboys Stadium.
This was half true; Delamar did win the opportunity to join Jerry and co. in the war room at the 2011 NFL Draft. But he had not won the season tickets. The error lay in a cut-and-paste job in the construction of the aforementioned letter, which mistakenly included the bit about season tickets.
“They called and told me that 'Look, we messed up,'" Delamar said, per WFAA.com. "There's been a mistake in the letter that they cut-and-pasted it, and did it so quick that they messed up on the letter and I did not win the season tickets."
According to WFAA TV, this has happened once before, to an Amarillo woman. But the Texas Lottery insists that this sort of thing is rare.
"I hope [Delamar] understands that people do make mistakes, and we stepped up to the plate when we made ours," said Bobby Heith, Texas Lottery spokesman. "We do pride ourselves on the integrity and security of our games and what we do here."
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