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For those who are better at sums than I am

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Duke of York, Jan 24, 2016.

  1. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    https://www.national-lottery.co.uk/results/lotto/draw-history/prize-breakdown/2093

    I had an interest in getting an idea how much Camelot might actual pay out in a draw and chose as a starting point, the draw that followed the £66m Jackpot.

    I must be doing something wrong, since adding up the amounts in the prize fund in my head, I ended up with a significantly smaller amount that stated in Camelot's total, which I admit I failed to look at before adding the amounts up.

    I ended up with £6,698,885, but Camelot tells us it's £8,098,885.

    I used a calculator to see whether I'd lost the ability to add, but it came up with the same number I'd worked out in my head.

    What's going on here?
     
  2. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    Camelot is telling porkies?
     
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  3. FritzGrade

    FritzGrade Senior commenter

    Maybe you omitted the amount that rolls forward to the next draw.
     
  4. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    Maybe I did, Madge. Why wasn't that amount included in the list do you think?
     
  5. cuteinpuce

    cuteinpuce Star commenter

    Is your head smaller than you think? ;)
     
  6. FritzGrade

    FritzGrade Senior commenter

    It was. Its too late to put it into excel tonight. Maybe tomorrow.
     
  7. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    I've no idea, but I bet that whatever size it is there's enough room to get it inside Donald Trump's mouth and have room to shake it around.
     
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  8. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    They haven't made it easy for you to do so by disabling the ability to copy and paste from that page.

    Anyhow, I think it's false accounting and misleading if a significant amount is missing from the sum they want us to believe was paid out.

    Is it that difficult to be honest?
     
  9. FritzGrade

    FritzGrade Senior commenter

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  10. FritzGrade

    FritzGrade Senior commenter

    It seems straightforward.No "false accounting" LOL.
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  11. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    Is the £2 win not actually a free go? Take that away and you get £6,537,677.
     
  12. FritzGrade

    FritzGrade Senior commenter

    Yes and the value is £2.
     

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