What's New On These Pages: May 2004
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- Sunday 30th May
Received a new 19-ticket guaranteed 2-match wheel from Stefan Vandevelde
that covered more combinations (248 vs. Robert Perkis' 237).
- Thursday 27th May
Bought six more tickets for tomorrow's first ever main draw triple rollover.
I was, however, quite annoyed that my local Tesco I got the tickets from did
not have any poster up promoting the triple rollover (and they didn't
for the single or double rollovers we've had in the last week either) and yet
they had two posters for the useless Euro Millions (which was
reset twice in the last two weeks to its lowest ever jackpot because of two
non-UK winners, one in each consecutive draw).
My suspicion is that Camelot has been forcing retailers to promote only
Euro Millions with their posters, because its sales have been utterly
dismal in the UK so far. It's a flop simply because it's too similar to the
main UK lottery, the public realise the odds (which Camelot very
rarely ever mention for any of the games) of winning the jackpot are much,
much worse than the main UK lottery and the ticket costs 50% more!
- Wednesday 26th May
In the midst of the excitement of the unwon jackpot tonight
(triple rollover on Saturday!),
I almost missed that Camelot naughtily retro-corrected the
machine for Thunderball draw #341 (they said it was Excalibur 4
initially, but later changed it to Excalibur 5). I only spotted
it because tonight's Thunderball draw #343 also used
Excalibur 5, which came up as "Unknown" cos I only had 4 machines
allowed for Thunderball. So, yes, it looks like they've snuck
in a 5th Thunderball machine a week ago...
- Tuesday 25th May
Bought four more tickets for Wednesday's double rollover draw.
- Thursday 20th May
Bought two more tickets for Saturday's rollover draw.
- Wednesday 12nd May
Tuesday night's Daily Play full results (and numbers !) weren't on the
official site at 10.45pm, which was the last time my auto-grabber runs each
evening. Hence, I've now added 4 more checks every 15 mins (11.00pm-11.45pm),
which should hopefully cover future "late results".
Finally fixed the annoying W3C HTML validator errors on the pages since I
introduced the Gecko "advert" - turns out that the validator doesn't like
< or > in the string param of a document.writeln() statement in
parsing problems. Had to replace those two chars with \x3c and \x3e
(no, not < and > because idiotic IE6 doesn't evaluate
entities in document.writeln() statements - yet another IE bug!) to "fool"
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