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25 years of National Lottery

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Ivartheboneless, Nov 19, 2019.

  1. Ivartheboneless

    Ivartheboneless Star commenter

    So it is. How much have the fat cat owners Camelot made out of it? It is too expensive at two quid, and the odds are pathetic. You have more chance of being run over by a bus. I'm sure there are causes that have benefitted from it, but I bet a lot of them are "elitist". No I can't be bothered to look them up.
     
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  2. Dunteachin

    Dunteachin Star commenter

    Good morning, Ivar, you little ray of sunshine!


    Two quid fifty! Don't choke on yer porridge.
     
  3. gainly

    gainly Lead commenter

    I find the lottery useful with my students to show them a practical application of maths to calculate the probability of winning the jackpot. As I've never bought a ticket my chances of winning are even more remote.
     
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  4. shakes16

    shakes16 New commenter

    While I don't play the lottery myself out of personal choice, someone in my town many years ago won a lot of money on a National Lottery scratch card (can't remember the amount but around £75k-£250k I think). I found out a few years or so later from a friend that his cousin, who was also this friend of mine's sister, worked for Camelot. Needless to say, I don't play the Lottery scratch cards. Not because of this, out of choice again, but i just can't help thinking.
     
  5. Dunteachin

    Dunteachin Star commenter

    Thinking what?
     
  6. shakes16

    shakes16 New commenter

    I wouldn't like to say But why do people want to give their £2.50 to multi millionaire directors when the odds of winning is like putting your hand into a tombola of 14,000,000 tickets and picking out the one ticket?
     
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  7. gainly

    gainly Lead commenter

    That was the previous odds. There are now 59 numbers so the odds on winning the jackpot are now one in 45,000,000.
     
  8. shakes16

    shakes16 New commenter

    It's 45M to 1? JEEPERS. OMG. This just shows how long it is since I last played the lottery and I have played the lottery, but I have only played it a handful of times just for fun ever since it started. That company are praying on the young and old alike. I wish I could own a company that produces a piece of paper which is not going to win and get 20 million people each week to pay £2.50 for it. The Lottery is not for charity really. That is just another marketing ploy. It is essentially for rich people to make even more money so they can buy homes in the rich SE.
     
  9. Stiltskin

    Stiltskin Lead commenter

    Buy 50 tickets and the odds are less than one in a million though!
     
  10. TCSC47

    TCSC47 Star commenter

    The odds are simple. Half the money, so we are told, comes back as prize money. So the more you play it the closer you will move to losing half your money spent on it.
     
  11. TCSC47

    TCSC47 Star commenter

    My mum taught me my most important lessons in life. I have always remembered her telling me you never see a poor bookie.
     
  12. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter

    No-one is forced to play the lottery.
     
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  13. shakes16

    shakes16 New commenter

    I have just looked at the salaries of people who work at Camelot on Glassdoor. THey pay some incredible salries for some basic sales jobs. from around £30k-£60k. A senior marketing manager posted £700k if it is true that is.
     
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  14. TCSC47

    TCSC47 Star commenter

    When you buy a lottery ticket what you are buying is a short term feelgood feeling. You loose that when you check your ticket and find you haven't won anything. So the way to get max value for money from your lottery ticket is to put it in your wallet and possibly walk around for a couple of weeks with a million quid in it!!
     
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  15. TCSC47

    TCSC47 Star commenter

    My joking aside, it is obscene and very wrong.
     
  16. Ivartheboneless

    Ivartheboneless Star commenter

    Somebody with the right maths nouse correct this poor sad misguided soul's mistake!
     
  17. MAGAorMIGA

    MAGAorMIGA Star commenter

    I have won £3500 on the Lottery - that's based on 19 years of not buying 2 tickets a week at £1 each; plus seven years of not buying two tickets at £2 each.
     
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  18. Stiltskin

    Stiltskin Lead commenter

    50 different tickets.
     
  19. shakes16

    shakes16 New commenter

    @Stiltskin Please prove your assertion by writing the maths up here
     
  20. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    I've never bought a ticket - never will either.
     

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