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Category: 'Ramblings'

Oooh, 10/11/12, Feel Lucky?

November 10th, 2012 · 8 Comments

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: Lottery Tips · Picking Lottery Numbers · Ramblings

Duplicate Lottery Tickets: Illinois Lottery’s Quick Pick Glitch

May 6th, 2012 · 6 Comments

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

Just What Is Going On..?

December 7th, 2011 · 25 Comments

There’s a rabid buzz in the air. People are foaming at the mouth and starting to go a little crazy…


[Spoiler… all is revealed below]

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Filed Under: El Gordo · Lottery Syndicates · Ramblings · Superdraw

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

July 11th, 2011 · 30 Comments

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

50 People Claim To Have Eaten $13,600 Ryanair Winning Lottery Ticket

March 11th, 2010 · No Comments

ryanair lottery ticketLast week a Ryanair passenger gets so angry he eats his winning lottery ticket.

This week Ryanair gets hit by 50 claims to have been that angry customer. And can they have the money please.

Now I’m sure budget airline Ryanair is used to angry passengers… but normally passengers can correctly recall what they were angry about. Read More

Filed Under: Lottery Winners · Ramblings