Dumb mistake

I accidentally checked my lotto ticket early. It was on my night stand with another one I bought earlier. Just as I tore it into four pieces I realized my mistake.
The CA lottery doesn’t let you redeem damaged tickets.
I’d never live it down if I got the winning numbers Tuesday and couldn’t redeem the ticket. It would haunt me to the grave. Not to mention my GF.
So tomorrow I’ll buy another ticket with my same numbers and a quick-pick.
That way I’m guaranteed at least half the 40 million if one ticket wins and the full prize if the quick-pick wins.
I’ll probably not win anything. But I don’t want to risk such a major mistake.

Unfortunately it’s about gambling which even playing lotto is and it’s against site policy.