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    Lottery: What would you have won?

    Here's a bit of fun if you play the lottery with a set of favourite numbers. Enter your numbers and find out what you would have won had you played the lottery from the start.

    The Lottery Frustrator / Alex Rea
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    Would have won 180 but it would have cost me 1800 to win hehe!

    I knew I was right not to do the lottery..........................never gamble thats my motto

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    I'd have had 5 numbers in 1998...

    Hang on, I did.

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    A tax on the gullible... I used to play, but gave up a few years ago.

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    Glad I don't play very often - I'd have won 400 but spent 1500

    From the start till last year the school had a syndicate going, any winnings went towards paying for the tickets during holidays. They've now ditched the main lottery and instead put money on 1 bonus ball each so now someone gets a payout each week
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    Re: Lottery: What would you have won?

    7597 and it would have cost me 1800 to do so.

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    I feel good- I would have won less than 400 and it would have cost me shedloads...result!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bossman View Post
    Would have won 180 but it would have cost me 1800 to win hehe!

    I knew I was right not to do the lottery..........................never gamble thats my motto
    Me too MLNM
    Just found out from my stealth son-following on twitter that he just put some money on a horse...
    it came last
    That'll teach him!!

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    Excellent find! 382 for me. I'm glad I don't play it religiously now. Just a lucky dip a couple of times a month when I'm getting the Saturday papers

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    About the odds and how they're calculated.

    If you do play, let the computer pick a lucky dip. It won't improve your odds of winning of course, but it will mean that you are far less likely to have to share the jackpot as people are notoriously poor at picking 'random' numbers.
    Feature Column from the AMS
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    Clever site but can't tell for me as my numbers change depending on what date / time it is when doing the ticket

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    Just did a check on a global website using the mrs lappy (mines in for repair)...using the lost numbers (4 8 15 16 23 42) over all global lotteries would have netted you close to 13.4m (aggregated over exchange rates etc), this includes the following lotteries..

    German, Danish, Dutch, British, Irish, Italian, EuroMillions, Australian, New Zealand, South Africa, Japan, Spain, Greece (before the economy broke), Canada and various state lotteries in the US!

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    I put in 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12 and for 1 March 2000 it had 4 correct but only 7.46 winnings. Can that be right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by laserblazer View Post
    I put in 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12 and for 1 March 2000 it had 4 correct but only 7.46 winnings. Can that be right?
    Its a common sequence of numbers (lots of people playing them) so it probably is right. 1,2,3,4,5,6 will get you about 10,000 if they all came up

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    So you can get less for 4 right than 3?

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