A Midlands, South Carolina television station is in a major bind after promising circus tickets to hundreds of contest “winners.”
WLTX TV 19 (CBS – Columbia, S.C.) recently announced a “text to win” competition offering one lucky winner four tickets to the “Universoul Circus,” an interactive event which caters to African-American fans.
The problem? When it came time to dole out the grand prize, the station inadvertently sent a text message to 750 recipients alerting them they had won.
Oops! That’s an estimated $75,000 – $80,000 worth of tickets, people.