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November 22, 2015 Categories: miscellaneous. No Comments on So far and yet so near

Many years ago I dreamt that I won €156M on the lottery. Apart from the statistical improbability of that event occurring, the fact that I didn’t buy lottery tickets as a matter of routine meant that it was likely to remain forever a dream.

A few days ago I happened to notice that the EuroMillions jackpot for the draw to be made on the following Friday, 20 November, was some £114M. A quick check with exchange rates showed that was around €154M. On the basis that this was as likely as I was ever going to get to my highly unlikely dream, I bought seven tickets, thereby investing £14 with the prospect of a very large payout.

Yesterday I opened my mail application to check mail, and noticed a message from National Lottery, inviting me to log in to my account because they had a message for me. I have to admit to a quickening of the pulse rate and a feeling of excitement as I logged in and discovered that I had won…

…£14.90! Ah well, if it was easy, anyone could do it.

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