Next month: January 2007
The introduction of a new Thunderball machine last night - Excalibur 7 - caused a bit of chaos with my pages, but I've sorted the issues out now. I phoned up Camelot to find out exactly how many Thunderball machines there are now and there's apparently now six. Yes, you read that right - just six, not seven!
Turns out there's "no Excalibur 6 because we've switched to an odd-numbering scheme for new Thunderball machines from now on [no, I don't know why], but Excalibur 2 and 4 were available before the numbering scheme switch, so they are exceptions to this". Have you ever heard of such a wacked-out machine numbering scheme in your entire life?! BTW, the Voice of the Balls on the lottery TV show (Alan Dedicoat) keeps saying "the machine Excalibur was used". Wrong - each Excalibur machine has a number as well...
I got so bored waiting for the official site to update that I checked BBC 1 teletext (no full results) and eventually turned to the somewhat-cramped-on-9-subpages ITV teletext. To my surprise, they did have almost all the full results (only thing missing was some of the lower tier Thunderball info - bizarre that they have the full Dream Number and even Hotpicks tiers, but not Thunderball!). Added the info to this site and call it a day until later this morning....more updates here when I wake up and see if Camelot's Webmaster has finally remembered to do what should have been done hours earlier...which they did do sometime before 7.30am.
I also finally received the "exciting news about the ticket" that I bought at 8.34am this morning, more than 8 hours after Camelot had put the main Lotto full results on their Website. Sure enough, they've credited the £10 to my online account for the first time ever - hooray! Apparently, the account was credited at 3.45am this morning.
It'll also be a minor historic event for my online tickets - it'll be the first time that Camelot will have ever actually credited my online account (wins on an online subscription annoyingly get sent by cheque, even though I paid for the sub via a debit card).
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