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Postby ksl » Fri, 03 Nov 2006 5:22 am

This week is a whopping 88 million pound! May I ask how many are doing the Euro lottery here?

After reading the new paper last week, when those University teachers, took the jackpot, made me, think it could be done again, of course the odds are unbelievable large, but i am convinced if you never changed the numbers, the risk are minimised, the way they did it was to make sure every number was picked each week.

I think they covered only 17 lines. well the first 8 lines covered 48 numbers out of the 49, they placed them all in another box, then started, the 9th line with number 49, then going through the box of 48 numbers again. 17 lines on the Euro lottery at 1.50 pounds a line. I do it each week myself, online of course, because the wife keeps on at me, that she wants to be a millionaire!

Ok they did make some computer program to monitor, the system, So maybe they changed there numbers each time, I think its best not to change the numbers, and it will eventually fall in place.

:D Anybody work out the years it would take for the numbers to roll in :???: Your right it's 5.16 am and i'm knackered and can't sleep, the good thing is that it's Friday and I'm looking forward to my medicine!

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Postby Splatted » Fri, 03 Nov 2006 9:30 am

are we allowed to bet on international lotto's whilst in Singapore?

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Postby Vincent Mothballs » Fri, 03 Nov 2006 10:22 pm

Worth a go. If you did win, I don't think the SG Government would complain too much if you spent some of those millions in Singapore.

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Postby ksl » Fri, 03 Nov 2006 10:58 pm

Splatted wrote:are we allowed to bet on international lotto's whilst in Singapore?


Who can open a National Lottery Account?/Can I play overseas?
To register to play you must be aged 16 or over and be resident in the UK or Isle of Man. You will need to register a valid UK Debit Card (Maestro - formerly Switch, Solo, Delta or Electron) before you can buy National Lottery games.

You don’t have to be a UK citizen to open a National Lottery Account as long as you fulfil these requirements. I qualify because I spend more than 6 months in UK each year.

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Postby Plavt » Fri, 03 Nov 2006 11:37 pm

Vincent Mothballs wrote:Worth a go. If you did win, I don't think the SG Government would complain too much if you spent some of those millions in Singapore.



Have you seen the odds of winning? The National lottery alone gives you a one in 14 million chance of winning first prize. Since the Euro lottery tickets are also sold in other European countries the odds are even slimmer.
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 04 Nov 2006 12:08 am

Yeah but you still only need one! :cool:

The Euro Millions draw is a combination draw involving 5 balls drawn from 50, PLUS 2 balls drawn from 9 (termed 'Lucky Stars'). 5 balls plus the 2 lucky stars must be matched to claim the jackpot - giving a 1 in 76 million chance of winning, as opposed to 14 million to 1 for the UK Lotto draw (a 6 from 49 game). Much shorter odds but this will of course result in more rollover jackpots, likely to see jackpots up to 70 million Euros, which attracts more ticket sales. The larger number of smaller prize tiers will provide for an overall chance of a prize of 1 in 24.

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Postby ProvenPracticalFlexible » Sat, 04 Nov 2006 12:14 am

The odds for winning the jackpot is about one in 76 million. So quite small, it doesn't really depend on in how many countries it is sold rather just the rules: 5 numbers out of 50 and 2 stars out of 9.

On the other hand does someone really buy lottery tickets because they calculate how good their chances are, I don't think so. Mostly people just want to dream of something like the 131 million euros this Friday.
How you can spend it is presented here: www.devenezscandaleusementriche.be

It seems that UK is the only country allowing online playing for the euro millions.

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Postby ksl » Sat, 04 Nov 2006 12:44 am

ProvenPracticalFlexible wrote:The odds for winning the jackpot is about one in 76 million. So quite small, it doesn't really depend on in how many countries it is sold rather just the rules: 5 numbers out of 50 and 2 stars out of 9.

On the other hand does someone really buy lottery tickets because they calculate how good their chances are, I don't think so. Mostly people just want to dream of something like the 131 million euros this Friday.
How you can spend it is presented here: www.devenezscandaleusementriche.be

It seems that UK is the only country allowing online playing for the euro millions.


I've only had 3 x 10 pounds in the last 4 months, So I'm not going to increase my stake, if i win i win, mind you I also do my daughters and my wifeys, so it adds up in the end. 76 million to one or 14 million to one, is all the same to me, pure luck, and i'm not normally the lucky guy.

However I do recall being invited to the casino in Denmark and getting raffle tickets, and I won the 3 draws, it was quite :oops: I felt like i wanted to hand them back, that was my lucky day that happend for 15 years ago.

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Postby ksl » Sat, 04 Nov 2006 12:50 am

Plavt wrote:
Vincent Mothballs wrote:Worth a go. If you did win, I don't think the SG Government would complain too much if you spent some of those millions in Singapore.



Have you seen the odds of winning? The national lottery alone gives you a one in 14 million chance of winning first prize. Since the Euro lottery tickets are also sold in other European countries the odds are even slimmer.


Do you remember the Irish woman with 9 kids, I think she picked up 80 million pounds, Checked her ticket in the pub, the next minute, they drove her to the police station, so the ticket wouldn't get lost, the police actually got a bank manager to open up the bank to deposit the ticket over the weekend, I guess that's the luck of the Irish.

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Postby Plavt » Sat, 04 Nov 2006 1:35 am

ProvenPracticalFlexible wrote:How you can spend it is presented here: www.devenezscandaleusementriche.be



Spend it? A wise person with 88 million should bank it and live on the interest.

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Postby ksl » Sat, 04 Nov 2006 1:44 am

Plavt wrote:
ProvenPracticalFlexible wrote:How you can spend it is presented here: www.devenezscandaleusementriche.be



Spend it? A wise person with 88 million should bank it and live on the interest.


quite right! I can imagine even familie members, would squabble over not getting a million or two, But it is better earning interest, and allocating them a budget and credit card. Rather than split the cash up.


But I would look into a banks liability, if they go bust, I believe the liability doesn't even cover 1 million, its not very much.

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£100 million

Postby Vincent Mothballs » Sat, 04 Nov 2006 9:51 pm

The Euro Lottery jackpot is estimated to be £100 million for next Friday's draw. That is just a ridiculous amount of money.

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Postby Plavt » Sat, 04 Nov 2006 10:07 pm

Vincent Mothballs wrote:The Euro Lottery jackpot is estimated to be £100 million for next Friday's draw. That is just a ridiculous amount of money.


I agree, from a personal point of view there ought to be more prizes in the range of a few thousand rather than the many frivolous prizes with one giant.

However, that said Camelot (the lottery company) seem unwilling to consider this option.


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