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BrilloPad
2nd January 2016, 10:54
Couple miss out on £35m Lotto jackpot after web blunder - Telegraph (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/12077499/Couple-miss-out-on-35m-Lotto-jackpot-after-web-blunder.html)

Following on from the news that suitys bank account was hacked by an app, a couple "lose" £35m. They should have stuck to a piece of paper from the corner shop.

SlipTheJab
2nd January 2016, 12:02
They admit they didn't get a confirmation and didn't check for one so its a case of 'user IQ too low'!

BrilloPad
2nd January 2016, 12:08
They admit they didn't get a confirmation and didn't check for one so its a case of 'user IQ too low'!

That can be said of all lottery users. And yes, I do have a lottery direct debit.

I always hope that lady luck(stupidity in large numbers) might pick on me. Even lady luck wants to divorce me....

xoggoth
2nd January 2016, 12:19
I rarely do it but when I do, I regularly win. Just really tiny amounts unfortunately, email about £6.30 today from Friday's Euromillions. Got 2 free lucky dip tickets on previous two times I entered. No massive jackpots but at least it almost pays for itself.

SlipTheJab
2nd January 2016, 12:24
The last time I gave Camelot any money was when I was in a syndicate at my last permie place, in it for 5 years and we won sod all :tantrum:

xoggoth
2nd January 2016, 12:41
in it for 5 years and we won sod all

That's about what everybody I know says, so really odd I regularly get these little wins (3 in a row counting free tickets as I said above). Think I will keep a record from now on or people will think I'm making it up.

PS Just checked back to April. Spent £36, won £31.30 and 3 free tickets. Almost free!

vetran
2nd January 2016, 14:29
That's about what everybody I know says, so really odd I regularly get these little wins (3 in a row counting free tickets as I said above). Think I will keep a record from now on or people will think I'm making it up.

PS Just checked back to April. Spent £36, won £31.30 and 3 free tickets. Almost free!

See what you get for sacrificing Traffic Wardens & HMRC Investigators weekly!

BrilloPad
2nd January 2016, 15:30
The last time I gave Camelot any money was when I was in a syndicate at my last permie place, in it for 5 years and we won sod all :tantrum:

So about as good as the CUK syndicate then....

SlipTheJab
2nd January 2016, 16:41
So about as good as the CUK syndicate then....

Thing is once you're in a work syndicate they've got you as you dare not leave until you actually leave for a new job somewhere else just in case the rest of the dept hits it big, no matter how infinitesimally small that possibility may be :freaky: