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Post by deckie on Wed Feb 06, 2013 10:49 am


When the National Lottery started, Chris (like many others) did the silly thing of family birthday numbers (two lines) instead of 'lucky dips'.

So the 'organizers' so angry knew that by bringing in the 'plus five' she would be one of those caught up in their sensored1 ploy ( "what if my numbers come on the +5 days " ?? and so she did them also !!)

Round one to the sensored1 ... so angry

'They' so angry are now planning to put it up to £2 ( i.e. double)

In my opinion they have 'shot themselves in the foot' .......

Round two to us up! ...... and a move to the Irish Lottery (keeping the same numbers) allthumbz

Even if the increase doesn't happen (so many people are protesting !!) 'they' so angry have lost us for good.

"Don't mess with us wrinklies" hugegrins

Brian

PS .... We only ever checked the results on-line. so not a problem for the 'odd' missing days.

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Re: Lottery to double !!

Post by Robbie on Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:34 am

I agree with you, we rarely do the lotto but wont be doing it a £2 a line they can shove it where the sun don't shine. I think however the people that do it every week and work groups will continue for the most part. Everything considered they will most like make more money from lesser amounts of people which is most likely the plan. censored
I hope for the majority the prices stay at £1

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Re: Lottery to double !!

Post by Dutto on Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:35 am

Brian,

I've always thought that the Lottery was a case of the intelligent rich robbing the gullible poor; but that didn't stop us from participating! Whistle1 (Check the bottom of the page!)

We used birthdays and gave up when we retired to live most of our time away from the UK. So far we have saved at least £1,000 but I am threatened with a sure and certain death if I ever find that our numbers have come up and then tell Helen!! tap_fingers

I do check occasionally and if it ever happens I plan to start the telephone conversation from another country with the words "You'll laugh when I tell you this ....!" Whistle1

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Re: Lottery to double !!

Post by deckie on Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:01 pm

Dutto wrote:a case of the intelligent rich robbing the gullible poor
Ian

That's us, Ian ........ "the gullible poor" hugegrins

I think you are very brave ..... "still checking occasionally" scratch head

Not sure what we are going to 'squander' our £2 wk. on ?? (saved by not doing the +5) ..... looks like two Macdonald's 99 pence burgers ........ now we only have 2 pence (and indigestion snigger ) to worry about hugegrins

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Re: Lottery to double !!

Post by hillwalker on Wed Feb 06, 2013 7:31 pm

Hi
As I too have stopped doing the National Lottery I thought I would do the Irish but I can't find an answer to a couple of queries so I thought I would tap into your collective brain cells content

1, what do they mean by Lotto plus 1 and Lotto plus 2? Are they separate draws?
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2, do they e-mail you if you win

Thanks in advance

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Re: Lottery to double !!

Post by deckie on Wed Feb 06, 2013 9:57 pm

hillwalker wrote:Hi
As I too have stopped doing the National Lottery I thought I would do the Irish but I can't find an answer to a couple of queries so I thought I would tap into your collective brain cells content

1, what do they mean by Lotto plus 1 and Lotto plus 2? Are they separate draws?
and
2, do they e-mail you if you win

Thanks in advance

"H"

Hi 'H',

We are still covered with the UK lottery until Friday, so will have to check out what the 'Plus 1 & Plus 2 mean !! (we hope to do it on-line)

Regards and let's hope 'the luck of the Irish' rubs off on us up! ....... (but not a jackpot on the same week hugegrins )

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Re: Lottery to double !!

Post by deckie on Wed Feb 06, 2013 10:58 pm

Hi again Hillwalker,

Have checked out their Website, and it seems there are three draws on each Wednesday and Saturday .....

1) .......... The Irish lottery

2) .......... Plus 1

3) .......... Plus 2

So £3:00 per day, if you do one line on all three draws ....

Hope I've got it right scratch head

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Post by SAB67246 on Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:26 am

Brian is correct that there are 3 draws and the €3 covers all 3. They will send an e-mail if you sign up for it (it takes them a couple of hours after the draw before you receive it). Our lotto has recently upped the amount of numbers that could be drawn so it takes longer for the jackpot to be won (last week it was €10.5 million and unfortunately not me fedup !)
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Re: Lottery to double !!

Post by hillwalker on Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:10 am

Thanks to all for the feed back.

And Deckie I won't mind if you share your win with me

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Re: Lottery to double !!

Post by Dutto on Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:15 am

I still subscribe to the old saying .....

"To know what God thinks of money just look at who he gives it to!"

..... and I consider myself favoured to have never been given any significant amount of it. hugegrins hugegrins

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Re: Lottery to double !!

Post by deckie on Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:58 am

SAB67246 wrote:Brian is correct that there are 3 draws and the €3 covers all 3. They will send an e-mail if you sign up for it (it takes them a couple of hours after the draw before you receive it). Our lotto has recently upped the amount of numbers that could be drawn so it takes longer for the jackpot to be won (last week it was €10.5 million and unfortunately not me fedup !)
Shirley

Thank's for that, Shirley up!

Seem to have got my wrong hat on (£ versus Euro) ...... (it's an age thing hugegrins )

Brian

PS .... wish you lots of luck in future draws (sorry .... my forum Mate 'Whisky' will not be able to pass that one by hugegrins )

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Re: Lottery to double !!

Post by deckie on Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:05 am

hillwalker wrote:Thanks to all for the feed back.

And Deckie I won't mind if you share your win with me
"H"

It's not me you've got to worry about 'H' ...... my 'Boss' has a theory ...... "what's Her's is Her's & what's mine is Her's" hugegrins hugegrins

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Re: Lottery to double !!

Post by deckie on Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:12 am

Dutto wrote:I still subscribe to the old saying .....

"To know what God thinks of money just look at who he gives it to!"


Ian, What about "Dear God, please allow me to prove the lot's of money won't spoil me" hugegrins hugegrins

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Post by Dutto on Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:29 pm

deckie wrote:
Dutto wrote:I still subscribe to the old saying .....

"To know what God thinks of money just look at who he gives it to!"


Ian, What about "Dear God, please allow me to prove the lot's of money won't spoil me" hugegrins hugegrins

Brian

I've just told you! It hasn't worked!! tap_fingers tap_fingers

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Post by whisky on Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:59 pm


Now theres something I've learnt. Heres me thinking the luck of the Irish was all about shamrock and the like. confused3

And now it turns out to be Shirleys LUCKY DRAWS. moon lol4 lol4 lol4

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Re: Lottery to double !!

Post by deckie on Thu Feb 07, 2013 7:14 pm

whisky wrote:
Now theres something I've learnt. Heres me thinking the luck of the Irish was all about shamrock and the like. confused3

And now it turns out to be Shirleys LUCKY DRAWS. moon lol4 lol4 lol4

Cheers. Whisky. champagne

"Good un" Mate up! ..... I would have put Money on you not letting me down snigger

Brian

PS .... Shirly ...... Please, Please forgive us ..... (hopeless 'cases' smile! )

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Post by SAB67246 on Fri Feb 08, 2013 9:49 am

whisky wrote:
Now theres something I've learnt. Heres me thinking the luck of the Irish was all about shamrock and the like. confused3

And now it turns out to be Shirleys LUCKY DRAWS. moon lol4 lol4 lol4

Cheers. Whisky. champagne


"Good un" Mate up! ..... I would have put Money on you not letting me down snigger

Brian

PS .... Shirly ...... Please, Please forgive us ..... (hopeless 'cases' smile! )

You are all forgiven for taking my draw(er)s in vain. I only wish it had been "Shirleys LUCKY DRAWS"
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Post by deckie on Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:30 am

SAB67246 wrote:
You are all forgiven for taking my draw(er)s in vain. I only wish it had been "Shirleys LUCKY DRAWS"

Thank's for being such a good sport, Shirly allthumbz allthumbz

You are now an official member of the "SillyGang" (whether you like it or not hugegrins )

Brian

PS ..... We are always up for (and thrive on) 'retaliation' smile!

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Post by whisky on Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:24 am


Nice one Shirl. allthumbz

Whisky. smile!

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Post by CC on Fri Feb 08, 2013 9:16 pm

Been meaning to get on here over the last couple of days so I could reply to this but been occupied with other stuff.....

Anyway, is anyone considering doing the health lottery? Prizes seem more fairer than the national lottery instead of a tenner you get 3 WINNING NUMBERS: £20 the most I've had for four numbers is £63 but other times I've had much much less, rather annoying when I've had four numbers around seven times to date, on the health lottery 4 WINNING NUMBERS: £250 and for 5 WINNING NUMBERS: UP TO £100,000* which ain't bad either.

Also 20p in every £ goes to health related good causes in the UK and not like camelot's effort to the tax man, in fact I seem to recall the national lottery was only started as it allowed an extra tax to be collected. What annoys me about the current setup is I've won loads of three and four number draws and a tenner for three numbers sucks and four numbers should be way more than the current £65 or whatever it's supposed to be, personally I think for one number you should get a tenner never mind three of the blighters!

I'm not interested in winning multi million pound prizes and think a fairer system would be to cap the silly money paid out to some of the current winners, a cap of say five million should be enough for anyone, then they would free up more money for better prize money for less numbers.

Agree with others that Camelot have shot themselves in the foot, the draws have become really boring, you have little chance of winning, there are way too many games and they should have just stuck with the one Saturday night draw to keep people interested. Also agree most of us fell into that trap of using birth dates but there's no way I'm playing anymore once they put it up to two pound a go and they can stick it where the sun don't shine! moon

End of rant hugegrins so angry smiley-tongue1

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Post by deckie on Fri Feb 08, 2013 9:48 pm

Nice one, CC up!

Our problems with doing the Health Lottery is ..... as there are only 5 numbers, Chris wouldn't know which 'Birthday' to leave out ,,,,, decisions .... decisions ...... scratch head scratch head hugegrins

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Post by CC on Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:09 pm

As Ive realised It's a bad mistake using birthdays decks..... Trouble is you feel the urge to need to do them every week, best bet is random numbers weekly I reckon or with the lotto a luck dip seems to have bought quite a few large windfalls.

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