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Lottery says 'illusion' made it look like there were two different numbers on same ball

It had appeared that both the number 33 and 38 were on the same ball.


THE NATIONAL LOTTERY has said that it wants to assure its players of the integrity of last night’s Lotto Plus 1 draw, after it had appeared to some that there were two numbers on the same ball.

During the draw it had appeared that the 38 ball also had the number 33 on it. People shared the images on social media, with many noticing the apparent discrepancy in the numbers on the ball.

In a statement, the National Lottery said: “A brief reflection of light during filming caused an illusion and some players to think there were two numbers on ball 38.

This was not the case.

“The weight and size of all Lotto balls, and the numbers, are strictly checked in advance of each draw. This process, as well as the draw itself, is independently observed by our auditors KPMG.”

Lotto Plus 1 7.10.17 Source: RTÉ player

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