The internet is a wonderful thing. You can now do all sorts of things from the comfort of your own home when you used to have to go to a shop or put something in the post.
I now rent my DVDs online and they arrive through the post and I get my weekly groceries delivered to my door having ordered them from my list of favorites online.
The internet makes things convenient Toto SGP. So when I forgot to buy my lottery ticket again and missed out on a small prize, I turned to the internet for help. I was surprised at what I found!
There was as I expected the ability to purchase lottery tickets online from the UK’s National Lottery website. Great! No longer did I have to fiddle around with cash or get soaked in the rain going to the shop.
In fact they take care of it all – take the money from your bank account for the subscriptions automatically so that you never miss a draw, check your numbers for you without fail and pay you any winnings!
Paying you your winnings probably doesn’t sound like a big deal – but since the UK National Lottery began in 1994, unclaimed prizes have accumulated to more than £650 million [$1.17 billion]!
Checking that your numbers have won is probably the most useful service of all – because if you don’t claim it you don’t get it!
A great service – convenient, simple and fun.
Then a few months ago I found the next step on – an online lottery syndicate system!
Sure – the official national lottery website offers a syndicate management tool – but not like this one.
I looked at it rather sceptically as anyone with an economics degree might! But I went through the numbers to check anyway. I was impressed.
They operate syndicates with 49 members in each. Then they do something clever – they fix one of the six numbers so that each of the 49 numbers is covered and then with 5 other randomly generated numbers they create 44 separate lines.
This is clever – it means that there are 44 entries and effectively the syndicate only has to match 5 of the 6 lottery draw numbers to win the jackpot – because the sixth ball will always match.
But it’s cleverer than that because the syndicate also wins more than the jackpot – another of the 44 lines will win 5 plus the bonus ball and then of course the other 42 lines also win by matching 5 numbers! Add all those multiple wins together and divide by the number in the syndicate and you win more than you would have done if you played solo!