I got all 6 numbers on the lottery!

Discussion in 'UK Motorcycles' started by Mike Barnard, Oct 12, 2009.

  1. Mike Barnard

    Mike Barnard Guest

    And won £20.

    2 x £10 wins, 3 winning numbers on one line and the *other* 3 on the
    next. Oh.... so close!

    (Buys beer to go and weep into.)
     
    Mike Barnard, Oct 12, 2009
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  2. Mike Barnard

    Colin Irvine Guest

    <g>

    How's Janet btw?
     
    Colin Irvine, Oct 12, 2009
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  3. Mike Barnard

    Tosspot Guest

    You'd have got 35:1 on an English roulette wheel for one number.
     
    Tosspot, Oct 12, 2009
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  4. Mike Barnard

    Mike Barnard Guest

    Getting there I'm glad to say. Her wound still weeps and needs
    dressings, 7 months after her operation. (3rd March.) She has days
    where she wishes she hadn't survived and our boy isn't helping by
    being very disobediant. But overall, seriously better than she was
    which shows how far down she was when she realised what had happened
    to her.

    As there has been some pictures of gore in here lately, this is what
    Jan's abdomen looked like with and without dressings after she was
    sent home the first time, one month after the operation.

    If you don't like gore, don't look. If you look, don't complain! I'll
    take this down again after a few days.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/?savedsettings=4005988820#photo4005988820
     
    Mike Barnard, Oct 12, 2009
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  5. Mike Barnard

    Andy Bonwick Guest

    Andy Bonwick, Oct 12, 2009
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  6. Mike Barnard

    Colin Irvine Guest

    I'd say that was pretty impressive!
     
    Colin Irvine, Oct 12, 2009
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  7. Mike Barnard

    Roger Hunt Guest

    Quite - the Lottery is a bare-faced rip-off, and especially for those
    who cannot realistically afford it - lured by rosy visions of riches.
     
    Roger Hunt, Oct 12, 2009
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  8. Mike Barnard

    bod43 Guest


    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/5911581/National-Lottery-is-tax-on-the-poor.html
    27 Jul 2009

    "Tax on the ignorant" is my preferred description. Those years
    studying statistics are now actually worth something to me:)

    I would suspect though that any government that tried
    to do away with it now would lose votes - how sad is
    that? Firstly some players would be pissed off
    that their dream of retiring to the island next to
    Richard Branson's was lost and I guess some of
    beneficiaries (of lotto grants) might be unhappy too.
     
    bod43, Oct 13, 2009
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  9. Mike Barnard

    Colin Irvine Guest

    I've read this several times, and I really don't understand what
    you're on about.
     
    Colin Irvine, Oct 13, 2009
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  10. Mike Barnard

    Andy Bonwick Guest

    I think he's suggesting that a high percentage of the population are
    too thick to realise the odds are heavily stacked against them.

    It's a snobbery thing.
     
    Andy Bonwick, Oct 13, 2009
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  11. Mike Barnard

    Ace Guest

    Too gullible, perhaps, rather than too thick.
    Probably.

    But it's always puzzled me why people are more drawn to a 1 in 20
    million chance of winning 20 million quid, rather than a 1 in a
    million of winning a million. Seems that if you make the possible
    winnings so high as to be completely outside the realms of anything bu
    fantasy, people don't care what their chances of winning it are.
     
    Ace, Oct 13, 2009
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  12. Mike Barnard

    72degrees Guest

    When the Euromillions jackpot gets to obscene amounts it just seems
    rude not to have a punt occasionally.

    <pats bike bought with ticket just one number short of a full set>
     
    72degrees, Oct 13, 2009
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  13. Mike Barnard

    Colin Irvine Guest

    Are they?
    I'd phrase it slightly differently. I do the lottery purely so that I
    can dream about winning it. I'm not really worried whether the prize
    is half a million or 20 million, because I'm unlikely actually to win
    it.

    My only concern is what proportion of the stake goes to the prize
    fund. In the national lottery admittedly that's shit, but at least
    half of it goes to *good* causes. I might go back to doing the pools.
     
    Colin Irvine, Oct 13, 2009
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  14. Mike Barnard

    Ace Guest

    Why? Please explain.
     
    Ace, Oct 13, 2009
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  15. Mike Barnard

    Ace Guest

    Well, it's always on the big ones that you seem to get people saying
    'oooh, I must have a punt in that' who wouldn't normally bother.
    You surprise me. I always thought you were the soul of rationality.
    <Boggles>

    You're wierd. Or maybe I am. But from my POV it's definitely you.
     
    Ace, Oct 13, 2009
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  16. Mike Barnard

    Colin Irvine Guest

    Why? I've just given you the only rational reason for doing the
    lottery.
    Everyone needs a dream. Most people dream of being rich. It would be
    weird to do that without doing anything that might make it happen.
     
    Colin Irvine, Oct 13, 2009
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  17. Mike Barnard

    Colin Irvine Guest

    ^^^^^^^^
    something
     
    Colin Irvine, Oct 13, 2009
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  18. Mike Barnard

    Ace Guest

    No they don't. I've often heard this stated, but I'm sure I'm not
    alone in saying that it's not true. A dream is, almost be definition,
    something that you don't reasonably expect to happen. From my earliest
    working days I never dreamed that I'd get anything for nothing -
    dreaming is for those that don't expect to get there in real life.
    How rich, though?
    Sure. But why dream?
     
    Ace, Oct 13, 2009
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  19. Mike Barnard

    Roger Hunt Guest

    Well yes - a local community charity I do voluntary stuff for got
    8 Grand last year from the Lottery, and I didn't quite know how to
    feel about that.
     
    Roger Hunt, Oct 13, 2009
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  20. Mike Barnard

    Roger Hunt Guest

    Yes Mr Brittas ...
    It makes me feel uncomfortable, and there is a percentage who go off
    the rails when it happens.
     
    Roger Hunt, Oct 13, 2009
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