Lottery ticket insults New York town

(WETM) A New York Lottery ticket is causing controversy in Elmira, New York.

Nick Lynough bought a seemingly normal lottery ticket at an Elmira bar last month. After scratching it off, he got a surprise he couldn’t believe.

“Unfortunately it says ‘you Elmira trash’ on it,” Lynough explains. “I’m a little offended by it for being a local here in Elmira, New York.”

The ticket for the lottery’s new Wheel of Fortune game lists three separate categories that must be scratched off: person, place and thing.

The New York Lottery issued the following response:

“The unfortunate arrangement of words on this individual ticket was completely random, coincidental and – most importantly – unintentional. As soon as the ticket was brought to our attention, we immediately contacted the ticket printing vendor to remove the word “trash” from being a possible result for any future game. we apologize to anyone who was offended by this unfortunate result.”

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