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BBC: Euro jackpot lost in player error

Members of a Belgian lottery syndicate who thought they had won 27m euros were dealt a huge blow when they found their winning numbers had not been entered…

[T]he group of friends were crushed when it turned out the person charged with buying the ticket had allowed the machine to choose random numbers.

This is exactly the reason why, in my two-person lottery syndicate with Carolyn, I insist on choosing random numbers each week. Carolyn, however, believes in the Gambler's Fallacy, so, in her two-person lottery syndicate with me, she always chooses the same numbers.

To date, my randomly chosen numbers have won us fifty quid, whereas Carolyn's lucky numbers have won exactly zero sausages.

Not that that proves anything.

Richard Carter

A fat, bearded chap with a Charles Darwin fixation.

One comment

  1. I saw that devastating story about the Belgium syndicate. Your one chance to escape scuppered by a numpty. I like to use this Online Syndicate ( click my name ) at least you know you've got the right numbers.

    I think using the same numbers gives you more of a chance over a longer period.

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