Tuesday 9 May 2006 9.46am
This story in the Sun - too many people wanted to play so the system couldn't cope, they had to delay the draw four hours! mmm. SOunds like the launhc of the online census a year or two ago - management stunned that their marketing works. Systems confused that their system is being used.
Still, apart from that it seems to have one advantage - you can select the charity of your choice (from a changing shortlist of 5 each week). Odds of winning a jackpot on the new online draw are 501,000 to 1 — 27 times higher than the National Lottery, but ticket sales capped at 10 million, so presumably jackpots not as large.
Might give it a go - 501,000 to1 compared to 14 million to 1 seems as good as a dead cert to my mathematically inadequate gambling gene.
in case you have absolutely no idea what this is all about (run by an ex-Camelot man, so presumably the companies running it are at least guaranteed a fat profit - still room for the Branson approach here I think).
no connection (except gullibility)