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49,942.  There’s too much money here.  Nobody should be hitting the Lotto for thirty-six million when we got people starving in the streets.  That’s just not idealistic.  That’s just rape.  That’s just stupid.  (Poor & Poverty & Lottery)  Tupac Shakur, The Killuminati Theory

 

 

72,620.  The Lottery, with its weekly pay-out of enormous pries, was the one public event to which the proles paid serious attention ... It was their delight, their folly, their anodyne, their intellectual stimulant ... the prizes were largely imaginary.  Only small sums were actually paid out, the winners of the big prizes being non-existent persons.  (Fascism & Lottery)  George Orwell, 1984

 

 

79,942.  Mary:  What numbers did you pick?

 

Rab:  One to six.

 

Mary:  One to six?  What a challenge, eh?

 

TV:  Finally, the winning lottery numbers in this week’s National Lottery are amazingly enough – Seven, Eight, Nine, Ten, Eleven, Twelve, the bonus number Thirteen.  Ian Pattison, Rab C Nesbitt, Lottery

 

 

79,943.  A lottery is a taxation

Upon all the fools in creation

And Haven be praised

It is easily raised

Credulity’s always in fashion.  Henry Fielding 1707-54, The Lottery

 

 

79,944.  Lottery tickets are a surtax on desperation.  Douglas Coupland                   

 

 

83,410.  Instant millionaire: what are the odds of that really happening?  Numbers Game: Will You Make a Million? National Geographic 2013

 

 

85,682.  This year lottery player Isabella Hughes claimed her numbers came to her in a dream.  She won two and a quarter million pounds.  (Premonition & Lottery & Dream)  Strange But True?

 

 

99,349.  Stoneleigh Abbey: lottery award £7.37 million … That is the official line: and every word of it is shit … I want you to see what access you get for this … the long gallery: this is the bit you get to visit twelve days of the year … and you have to book a year in advance … I don’t know how many Jacobian house lovers there are in Britain … but we’ve rustled up a coachload.  (Lottery & Charity)  Mark Thomas Comedy Product s2e5  

 

99,350.  £1 per room … We’ve already paid for a right to access … It starts with heredity stuff … The trust then makes the house and lands conditionally exempt …  (Lottery & Charity)  ibid.   

 

99,351.  ‘I’m a better £7 lottery bet than gays, says defiant peer.’  (Lottery & Charity)  ibid.   

 

99,352.  They are paying themselves money and getting the charity into debt.  (Lottery & Charity)  ibid.

 

 

101,835.  I’ve been looking up the records and the island hasn’t been given anything to raffle since those two bags of coal in 1964.  (Catholic & Priest & Lottery)  Father Ted: Think Fast, Father Ted, Ted s2e2, Ted to Bishop Brennan

 

 

104,092.  National Lottery:  Greed!  Gluttony!  Envy!  And the bonus sin: Avarice!  Well, that’s four deadly sins that we encourage every week on the national lottery, and everyone loves the lottery, don’t they?  Well, everyone except a few fuddy-duddy old bishops.  Oh, cheer up bishops, who needs God?  Anyway it’s just a bit of wholesome fun.  Tonight, let’s dabble in the occult with Mystic Meg …  Spitting Image s18e2, ITV 1996