PRATT, Kan. - A Kansas woman was overjoyed when she was told she'd won a Nascar prize package that would send her to this weekend's race at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan.
But her excitement soon turned to disappointment when the Kansas Lottery took the prize back.
Leisa Mauch is a big Nascar fan, especially driver Kyle Bush.
Mauch thought she had the winning ticket. The Kansas Lottery sent her a letter saying, "Congratulations, you are the winner of a racing weekend for two." It included hotel, transportation and spending money. But a Kansas Lottery representative later called to tell Mauch she was disqualified.
"I'm sure dreams do come true for some, but not for me," Mauch said.
The Kansas Lottery said her entry was disqualified because instead of sending a non-winning ticket, which is needed for second chance drawings, Mauch had sent in a winning ticket for a smaller prize.
Mauch wants to know why the Kansas Lottery didn't discover this sooner.
"If it's error on my side then yeah I deserve it, but I didn't deserve to have that letter sent to me and the e-mail,” she said. “It really should have been found before it was sent to me, anybody."
The Kansas Lottery says they had no way of knowing until they had the actual ticket in hand. They say they need to check the number on the front and back of the ticket and say they will ask for both numbers in the future.
The Kansas Lottery offered Mauch two tickets to the Kansas Speedway. But she says without the lodging and the extra spending money, she can't afford to go.
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