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Sunday
Jan012006

Who wants to be a Millionaire?

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Maybach 57S

This weeks Euromillions is €88 Million! or A$132,132,000. Woah baby...beaucoup fric! You wanna be in it to win it? Join my syndicate. Be quick. The draw is this Friday night. Go here to play for a lousy ten shekels or something - yespleaseiwannatellthebosstogofuckhimself.com It's a cheesey-looking site - but who cares as long as the money is good. Read all the crap they bombard you with if you like but the quickest and easiest way to play is to click the "JOIN NOW" button, tick to play Euromillions and/or U.K. Lotto (I'm going for both) fill in your credit card details and voila! If you don't want to do that and still want to play you can pay via ClicktoPay or MoneyBookers. And if you're worried about putting in your home phone number, like they ask, put in a bodgie. They're gonna email you anyway.

They reckon the syndicate increases your chances of winning the Euromillions (€88 Mill this Friday night) by 3600 times. Whatever. I'd be happy to win a thousand bucks, quite honestly.
Here's how they do it: "If you’ve played the EuroMillions game normally on your own or in a conventional syndicate before, you're probably thinking: "Hold on a minute! You don’t play EuroMillions with just the five numbers from 1 to 50, you play with the five numbers plus two Lucky Star numbers picked from a separate set of 1 to 9, as well"...

And you'd be right.

But that's the really great thing about the e-Lottery... effectively, you only need to play with just the 5 numbers. All because those numbers — 'Main’ numbers as we call them — are combined with all permutations of the 9 Lucky Star numbers in a strict mathematical pattern so you know before every draw that you’re going to match both Lucky Star numbers in every draw.

And with two less numbers than normal to have to match, not only will you have a 3,600 per cent greater chance of scooping the jackpot, your chances of winning any prize jump to only 1 in 4...

In fact, you qualify for a prize even when you match just 1 Main number!

How have we arrived at those odds?

Well, we could show you the computations, but for simplicity, best just to say that the figures aren’t ours; we consulted a university Professor of Mathematics to work them out for us when developing the system." More details on the cheesey site.

p.p.s. See the car on the left - the Maybach57S? List price in the U.K. is £289,090. Top speed 171 mph. 0-62mph in 5 sec. V12 engine. You don't wanna know the fuel consumption. OR for the same dosh you can buy a Rolls-Royce Phantom with £32,490 to spare. OR four new Mercedes-Benz S500 limousines. OR twenty-nine Routemaster buses. OR an eighth share in a secondhand Lear Jet. OR 365,936 Mars Bars (Thanks Telegraph Motoring).

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Reader Comments (2)

Awesome!!!
it makes me wee a little when I think of the size of the euromillions jackpot, do you remember when the irish lady won the 50 million squids?

good luck, I hope you get a result!
January 1, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterAndy
Drinking vast amounts of beer makes me wee a little Andy.
Money does not!
Ya oddball.
January 2, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterRob Byrnes

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