I bought a ticket for the National Lotteryâ€™s Lotto prize draw yesterday.
Itâ€™s the first time in well over a year that Iâ€™ve played the Lotto game. So I donâ€™t have any magic formula, no treasured numbers that have proven their worth before, nothing like that.
I stood at the Lotto stand in Sainsburyâ€™s, trying to ignore the impatient queue behind me as I thought up what might have been the winning combination. As I paid my Â£1 and collected my ticket, I noticed how the print quality has improved since I last bought one. The last time, it was poor-quality dot matrix. This time, crisp and clear sold black ink. It looks like itâ€™s done by a product called PrintSec from Software Imaging.
And the Lotto draw last night with its Â£5.7 million rollover jackpot? Close, with one correct number! But not close enough. :)