# 25 years of National Lottery

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

1. ### IvarthebonelessStar 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. ### DunteachinStar commenter

Good morning, Ivar, you little ray of sunshine!

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

3. ### gainlyStar 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. ### shakes16New 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. ### DunteachinStar commenter

Thinking what?

6. ### shakes16New 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. ### gainlyStar 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. ### shakes16New 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. ### StiltskinStar commenter

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

10. ### TCSC47Star 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. ### TCSC47Star 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. ### Aquamarina1234Star commenter

No-one is forced to play the lottery.

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13. ### shakes16New 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. ### TCSC47Star 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. ### TCSC47Star commenter

My joking aside, it is obscene and very wrong.

16. ### IvarthebonelessStar commenter

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

17. ### MAGAorMIGAStar 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. ### StiltskinStar commenter

50 different tickets.