philipsmovies wrote:pdgalles wrote:pov603 wrote:Thanks again, pdg, will certainly look him up.
On another note/topic, i have recently seen on Yahoo! UK an article regarding Lottery winners.
I have played the lottery when i lived in UK and/or visited but haven't done so for a number of years.
Seeing the article brough back 'pangs' of 'if only it was me!' yada, yada, yada.
Anyway, on the link below is the latest 'couple' who have won GBP45 million and another couple from Jul'11 who won just over GBP 161.5 million!!!
The pictures look, well, fake.
Does anyone think this is another ploy by TPTB to mislead/misdirect the public into thinking there is a way out of their misery other than by their own endeavours or rallying around the community spirit and have people collectively try and improve their 'lot'?
When I first found this forum, as I said in my introductory post, I took a close look at local news and saw the same fakery as exists on an international news level with events such as 9/11, Breivik and Costa Concordia. Simulated characters or just actors involved in murders, terror plots and disasters.
I also considered the lottery and in my opinion, yes, the UK lottery is fake as far as the main winners - actors in my view. I haven't looked at this for over six months now but at the time I noticed a trend where winners lived in very rural areas with few neighbours, i.e. it's easy to invent a winner when no one could confirm/deny their existence.
Media fakery seems to exist on so many levels, so a fake lottery is no real surprise, is it?
Edit: just noticed this comment on the article you linked to, proving that as a nation of cynics many people do not buy in to the media hype/lies, even without a visit to Clues Forum:i won £37 got a kebab and some cans it changed my life for 4 days as got food poisoning
I thought about this Lottery scam possibility years ago-i just wondered how they could get away with it regarding the winners. The Euromillions Lottery is even more open to corruption and fakery. ITV have fooled us with their fake winners of their phone in comps-I.E. coining in all the prize money and announcing fake winners...-so, they try it on different levels. Big Brother, Xfactor also, probably fake phone-ins where the winner is known in advance.
Dare i mention Children in Need, Sport Relief, Live Aid?
There is an itv r ch4 documentary about several of the lottery winners. I have the feeling that there be genuine winners amongst the fake ones.
I have a question for you regarding the lottery:
if you won the jackpot, would you still live in your current home?
I wondered why you asked me this, then I thought it was a rhetorical question but reading my post back I now assume you were referring to my comment about winners living in rural areas. If I have interpreted your question correctly, then to clarify I meant that I noticed that lottery winners lived in rural areas prior to winning, i.e. they had not moved to a rural area post lottery win in an attempt to "get away from it all."
If the question was just a general one, then I have no answer as I have never "played" the lottery.
I haven't done any real analysis of the lottery, as I said I just took a brief look at some winners around the time.