Lottery mistakenly tells 300 Danes they're billionaires3/24/2012
Imagine you were just told you were a billionaire -- and then, 90 minutes later, learned that the whole thing was a mistake. That's what happened to 300 Danish lottery players, who were led to believe they had won between one billion and 280 billion Danish kroner (between $178 million to $49 billion). The catch? It was all a mistake, the result of human error at national lottery administrator Danske Spil. The 300 lottery entrants had won prizes but only about $50 each. According to the Daily Mail, a Danske Spil said some of the not-billionaires were "'very angry' and had demanded their original prize." The firm may "boost" the 300 winners' prizes, though, it's unlikely the new prizes will be close to $49 billion.
What should the lottery do to make up for its mistake?