What happened here?

I was testing an outlet with a new digital multimeter. I know the most likely scapegoat is user error but I’m sure I had it set up correctly. The black probe was plugged into Common. The red probe was plugged into “5A”. The other option for the red probe was milliamperes. The dial was set to ACV 200. When I... show more I was testing an outlet with a new digital multimeter. I know the most likely scapegoat is user error but I’m sure I had it set up correctly. The black probe was plugged into Common. The red probe was plugged into “5A”. The other option for the red probe was milliamperes. The dial was set to ACV 200. When I inserted the probes, there was a pause then sparks emitted. The common wire got hot and the tip of its probe melted. The only conclusion I can come to is defective meter. Even if there was accidentally 220V in the The 110 plug it should have just read 220, not blown up in my hand. What do you think?
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