The “Friend” Plays The Lottery


I remember the National Lottery adverts from back when the competition was first introduced in the UK.

“It could be you,” a suitably dramatic voice intoned, accompanied by a huge gold finger pointing at a potential winner.

Well, it’s been a few years since I started buying the odd lottery ticket, and it is yet to be me.

But there’s still hope!

I think that’s what’s encouraged a few of us in the “Friend” office to club together in a syndicate and buy some Euromillions tickets every week.

While we’ve definitely spent more than we’ve won back, there’s always hope . . .

Conversations about what we do if we won the big jackpot are frequent, long and quite elaborate.

I quite fancy a fleet of yachts. Not very practical, considering I have no sailing experience. Then again, I don’t have a driving license either, so a sports car is no use to me.

Others are far more interested in the concept of early retirement (I won’t say who!)

Gamble responsibly

It’s important that we enjoy playing, even if we haven’t had much success to date.

But it’s also important we know that we can stop anytime if it ceases to be fun.

Right now we all have our fingers crossed for last night’s draw.

I don’t check the lottery tickets until Monday morning, so there’s always that little bit of added suspense!

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Iain McDonald

Iain is Digital Content Editor at the "Friend", making him responsible for managing flow of interesting and entertaining content on the magazine's website and social media channels.