Oooh, 10/11/12, Feel Lucky?

Guess what, today is 10/11/12… oooh, spooky 😉

spooky 10/11/12 today

So will you be playing any particular special numbers tonight..?

I’m willing to bet there’s going to be an awful lot of people playing the numbers 10, 11 and 12.

And you know what that means?

That’s right. Every time otherwise sensible people play popular numbers, another lottery fairy dies. Read More

Filed Under: Picking Lottery Numbers · Ramblings

Duplicate Lottery Tickets: Illinois Lottery’s Quick Pick Glitch

duplicate ticket glitch. Image credit: Cirofono @FlickrIt was red faces all round at the Illinois lottery company last week.

About 3,000 duplicate quick-pick lottery tickets were issued!

Now that’s embarrassing.

[It was a software problem and only affected players in Illinois, USA]

How Could This Happen?

Lottery terminals were being upgraded over the weekend, and part of the software upgrade process caused a problem with quick pick numbers not being cleared down properly. Read More

Filed Under: Lottery Law · Ramblings

The Lottery: A Tax On The Stupid & Mathematically Challenged – YAWN!

lottery stupidThis has to be one of the most over-used and unoriginal phrases.

The lottery is a tax on the stupid…

Or my personal favourite… the lottery is a tax on the mathematically challenged.

Gosh, that’s so desperately witty.

This phrase has been abused by dull, smug people for years. Sadly, they think nobody will notice that they didn’t actually come up with the phrase. Read More

Filed Under: Chances Of Winning · Lottery Odds · Ramblings

Play EuroMillions Now… Before Tonights Crush!

Euromillions play slipIf you want to play EuroMillions today you better be quick. Those lottery terminals are taking a real battering.

That jackpot has now rolled over 5 times since the last jackpot winner on July 18. Which now gives you a chance at an enormous prize pool of 114 million Euros.

And if a single player were to pick the winning numbers, it would be the largest lottery prize in the world. Read More

Filed Under: Ramblings