Tag Archives: Lottery

Wait. What?

Last night’s Lotto +1 draw on RTE1.

(Thanks Ronan Emmett)


A statement from the lottery this afternoon said: “A brief reflection of light during filming caused an illusion and some players to think there were two numbers on ball 38. This was not the case.

The weight and size of all Lotto balls, and the numbers, are strictly checked in advance of each draw.

“This process, as well as the draw itself, is independently observed by our auditors KPMG.”


Lottery blames light after ball appears to show two numbers (RTÉ)

Screengrab via Muratcomtr


G’wan the Tommy!

(Hat Tip: Rob Smith)


Ah here.

We need to change forever the way politics works in this country.

Reform is required to restore trust in politics and politicians. That is why reform will start with politics.

Enda Kenny, Leaders’ Questions speech, March 15, 2011

TAOISEACH Enda Kenny’s home county has hit the jackpot with funding from the National Lottery since he became Taoiseach, an Irish Independent investigation can reveal.

The constituency was the biggest winner of Lottery-funded capital sports grants last year – getting double the allocation of Dublin city.

Lotto grants to Mayo surged by 70pc to €1.8m – leading to accusations that the funding scheme is open to being operated as a political slush fund

Revealed: Surge in Lotto cash grants for Kenny’s home base (Independent)

(Hat tip@P_Rowley)

(Photocall Ireland)