BRT made a huge mistake and published ticket number 58561 as a major prize winner. Erhan Saruhan partied all night on learning of his win but his hopes were dashed the next day when he learnt the truth.
The State Lottery was drawn on January 23rd and Mr Saruhan was excited to hear that he held the winning ticket for TL 150,000. His ticket number 58561 had been published by BRT as the winner though the actual winning number was 58671.
Now Mr Saruhan says that he will be suing for damages and compensation for the error and the grief it caused him. He has already been in touch with a lawyer.
BRT publishes the winning state lottery numbers monthly and other press organs use this as the source for their publications.