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post Jan 9 2016, 09:03 AM
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I've literally just bought my first ticket ever laugh.gif
The odds of winning this week are 1 in 45 million

But the jackpot is 56 million cheer.gif
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post Jan 9 2016, 09:34 AM
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Yeah, I've got 5 lines on behalf of my mum to check while she's on holiday.

She agreed I could have 1/5th of the money if we win, but I highly doubt that'll happen.
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post Jan 9 2016, 09:52 AM
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I only play when the jackpot is 9 figures.
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post Jan 9 2016, 09:59 AM
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QUOTE(Silas @ Jan 9 2016, 09:52 AM) *
I only play when the jackpot is 9 figures.


It never gets that high, there used to be a 4 rollover limit (after which the prize was shared amongst those who matched 5 + bonus) but now it has been increased to £50 million so if nobody matches all 6 numbers the prize WILL be shared out and reset next week.
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post Jan 9 2016, 11:19 AM
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The very best of luck to you, James!

I'd never start playing the lottery or gambling myself really. The odds are unbelievably small as well and I wouldn't really enjoy all the media attention that comes with it. 56 million just sounds way too much to ever own in a lifetime and I'd feel guilty to have so much. But I wouldn't mind one or two million pounds though tongue.gif

I've been tempted to play the Health Lottery before as I hear the odds are not as low heehee.gif I don't seem to be the type to keep gambling and losing money so I could stop when I know I've spent enough and not won anything.


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post Jan 9 2016, 12:21 PM
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9 lines. ph34r.gif
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post Jan 9 2016, 04:20 PM
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QUOTE(Silas @ Jan 9 2016, 09:52 AM) *
I only play when the jackpot is 9 figures.


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post Jan 9 2016, 04:41 PM
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Today's Mirror has a story about someone described as a "maths expert" claiming to offer advice on how to choose numbers. If he really believes his "advice", he is definitely not a maths expert. Every combination of numbers (including 1,2,3,4,5,6 and Wednesday night's numbers being repeated) has an equal chance of being picked. If a number hasn't been picked for a few months, it is no more or less likely to be picked tonight than any other number.

He also claims that your numbers need to add up to approximately 200. It is true that totals around 200 will be more common that totals well away from that figure. There is a very good reason for that. There are more possible combinations totalling 200 than, for instance, a total of 21.

Now, what would I do with 56 million quid?
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post Jan 9 2016, 04:55 PM
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QUOTE(Rachel Spadzten @ Jan 9 2016, 11:19 AM) *
The odds are unbelievably small as well and I wouldn't really enjoy all the media attention that comes with it.


Don't winners have the option of staying anonymous or something?

I have considered buying a ticket with the jackpot guaranteed to be won (/shared out) tonight but not done so thus far, reluctant to even spend a couple of quid when odds of the smallest prize aren't that great now with the changes they've made afaia?

My parents buy tickets every week though, my Dad gets one with three lines where the top is for my sister, middle for my brother and I get the bottom line. I think he still does that so I guess I'm still in it teresa.gif
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post Jan 9 2016, 05:03 PM
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I've never bought a Lottery ticket before and don't plan to. My grandma has been playing it every week for YEARS and the most she's won is about £20 poor hen. Although I guess she has the last laugh if she does end up scooping the jackpot.

(NGL was quite tempted to gamble a bit after winning the almost-£300 jackpot at bingo before *.* but I'm still too sensible x)
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post Jan 9 2016, 05:06 PM
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My dad bought a few tickets and will give all of us a million each if we win *.* Don't think I've ever bought one myself, luck isn't often on my side *shrugs*
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post Jan 9 2016, 05:06 PM
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QUOTE(J▲hq @ Jan 9 2016, 04:55 PM) *
Don't winners have the option of staying anonymous or something?

Well I would hope that IS an option (not that I'm thinking about winning or anything tongue.gif ) but I would see it incredibly difficult to keep such a secret as winning 56M, even just keeping it to yourself or your close family something as big as that is surely bound to spread far and wide, especially if the winner has any children because school is that place where EVERYTHING spreads, true and false tongue.gif


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post Jan 9 2016, 05:10 PM
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Statistically entering the lottery is a guarantee of losing money. But what if... thinking.gif

(have also never entered it and proably never will lol, I've already learnt one lesson about gambling)
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post Jan 9 2016, 06:18 PM
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Also bought my first lottery ticket today cheer.gif I got a lucky dip and my lucky number was one of them so hopefully that's a good sign wub.gif
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post Jan 9 2016, 06:19 PM
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I bought 3 lucky dips laugh.gif
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post Jan 9 2016, 06:22 PM
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My parents bought a lottery ticket today for first time in ages *.*
I think I'll probably do it nearly every week when I'm 18 because I love this kind of thing and having a chance of winning *.* (spurred from winning £70 in a raffle when I was 12!)
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post Jan 9 2016, 06:27 PM
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QUOTE(UltraChristmas @ Jan 9 2016, 06:22 PM) *
My parents bought a lottery ticket today for first time in ages *.*
I think I'll probably do it nearly every week when I'm 18 because I love this kind of thing and having a chance of winning *.* (spurred from winning £70 in a raffle when I was 12!)


you can buy lottery tickets from 16 wink.gif
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post Jan 9 2016, 06:40 PM
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QUOTE(princess_lotti @ Jan 9 2016, 06:27 PM) *
you can buy lottery tickets from 16 wink.gif

Even better cheer.gif Only 6 months to go then *.*
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post Jan 9 2016, 10:07 PM
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only got one number :')
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post Jan 9 2016, 10:08 PM
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One number out of 3 tickets drama.gif laugh.gif
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