Irish Lottery: Light trick 'caused number change'

Olive Hawkins
October 9, 2017

The ball was called out as number 38, but it appeared to be a 33 as it landed (left).

You might think that you did, but it turns out that it was simply an optical illusion caused by angles and lights.

Although the National Lottery have released the statement to clarify the mix up saying it was nothing more than an optical illusion created by studio lighting, numerous Irish public are still questioning the national lottery's explanation after the ball apparently showed the numbers 33 and 38.

Live footage on RTE showed the ball roll into its slot after being drawn as the second number.

David Connolly, from Dublin, uploaded a photograph on Twitter and suggested it could be a "fix".

Ball 38 was the second one to drop during the draw.

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A spokeswoman for the Irish National Lottery said the ball only contained one number.

Another player, Lenny Clarke, asked: "33 or 38?"

The Irish National Lottery has assured players of its "integrity" after a number on a ball appeared to change mid-draw. The weight and size of all Lotto balls, and the numbers, are strictly checked in advance of each draw.

The ball was drawn in the Irish National Lottery's Lotto Plus 1 game, which has a jackpot of 500,000 euros (£449,000).

"This process, as well as the draw itself, is independently verified by our auditors KPMG".

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