Wednesday, 8 May 2013

If 6 Was 9

Now if 6 turned out to be 9, like Jimi Hendrix, I don't mind.

I don't mind.

Many Irish Lotto players probably don't mind either. And who can blame them?


See the ball on the right? The Number 9 ball, drawn six times since January?

It was called out as a Number 6 last month.

Why?

Because, as well as the eleven 9s it has printed on it, it has a 6 printed on it too. Or, more likely, one of the 9s has been overlined rather than underlined, thus making it read as a 6. (Is overlined an actual word, by the way?)

Ireland's National Lotttery has done the right thing though. At a cost of around €54,000, it's paying out in both cases. So, whether you had a 6 or a 9 in your numbers, you'll win the same amount.

So, nothing to worry about. In fact, using Jimi's words again...

Play on, drummer.

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