Thank you for sharing the story. Very interesting and really scary how people change when money is involved.
My folks were so near but so far.... 5 and bonus ball years ago (maybe 2002 or something). only one number away from the 6 golden numbers (think 6th ball on the night was 47 and they had 48). You'd think that'd be a tidy sum.... it was only about 1k from what I remember when on occasion that could be 100'000s depending on how many winners. My folks did same numbers for years but reckon they paid more than they won, and they won a few 4 balls and lots of 3 for £10. Few years later, their next door neighbour hit the jackpot and won something like 5 million. Sadly, the whole family fell apart over the money. It was very sad as every family member expected to be 'rich' after she told everyone without thinking about the damage and envy it could cause. Story was splashed over the rags, think there was even a documentary about it (not that I watched it). BTW, I don't play the lottery (or gamble).
May I enquire, formally, as to whether one can also purchase Royal Mail Second Class Stamps at the aforementioned?
once or twice a month it is ok just in case and for excitement but more than that it does not make any sense at all. I must admit that I won myself (long time ago) £5000 on a scratch card but considering all the odds involved by already winning a silly amount in 1 to few millions chances, it does mean that I will never win a considerable amount anymore.
This will throw up an age check so you’ll have to wait for a member of staff to come over which on a busy day can take a while so may aswell just go to the till....