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Fridays EuroMillions Draw

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by MrNerdy, Feb 8, 2008.

  1. MrNerdy

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    Lottery history could be made in Friday's EuroMillions draw.

    The £95 million prize will be the biggest pay-out of its kind in the world if it is won by a single ticket-holder.

    Larger prizes have been won in the US but the actual payouts were lower, either due to tax or because winners opted for smaller one-off lump sums.

    A single EuroMillions jackpot winner would also automatically become the UK's biggest ever lottery winner, eclipsing Glasgow postal administrator Angela Kelly's £35.4 million EuroMillions jackpot win in August last year.

    They would also seize the European lottery crown from Dolores McNamara of the Republic of Ireland, who won £77 million on July 31 2005.
     
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  2. JohnBradbury

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    I'll be buying a ticket or two.
     
  3. BosonMichael
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    No tax on the winnings? Bonus!
     
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  4. JohnBradbury

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    Yeah it's one of the few things we don't get taxed on.

    I've just put 7 tickets on but the lottery website is really struggling at the moment.
     
  5. Arroryn
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    Arroryn we're all dooooooomed

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    lol. How much do you think they're going to make off tonight's sales alone?

    Most of support at work have gone in a 'syndicate' and got 29 tickets... if we win, work on Monday will be...interesting.
     
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  6. Fergal1982

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    I've bought a couple of tickets. I normally play a couple in the normal on a saturday. Though I always stick to lucky dips, that way i dont get suckered into the whole 'my numbers will come up the week i dont play' mentality. this way, if i cant afford to, or i miss a week, no big deal!

    To be honest, whilst all that money would be great(!), i would be content right now if all i won was enough to clear off my remaining debts, and maybe (if the gods feel generous) a little bit more to buy a couple of luxuries.
     
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  7. greenbrucelee
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    I have done one ticket, I'll never get more than one because the odds are so high.
     
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  8. BosonMichael
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    What, couldn't spring for that 30th ticket? :)
     
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  9. MrNerdy

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    It's a complete rip off!!
    Hence not a winner last night, oh well back to the day job on monday.
     
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  10. GiddyG

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    Me neither... but the UK had 6 lucky devils who each scooped about £6.5 million each, plus another 11 from around Europe... 8)
     
  11. Notes_Bloke

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    I managed to match 2 and 1 lucky star which got me £7.10.
    Back to work on monday then!:(

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  12. JohnBradbury

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    I got sod all either :cry:
     

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