Context: The number on my lottery ticket: 26381 The official result for the first prize: 26384
(In my country, it's 2/6/3/8/1 - five different numbers. The numbers can repeat and are already printed on the tickets).
And I want to say "You missed one number, otherwise you would have won the first prize".So is "Was one number short of getting the first prize!" a correct sentence to express what I mean?
If not, how can I say that (I prefer an exclamatory sentence, if possible!)?