Sunday, 19 November 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 19-11-2017: The Lottery

Right … 

It’s Shopping Day … !

Which actually sounds a bit more exciting than it actually is.

Basically … ?

It means it’s the first chance I’ve had, since payday, to go shopping.

And check my lottery ticket.

Teabags may be involved, at some point.


Let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Trevor*, Olga† and Debbi‡ putting in their answers: scoring five out of five — or four out of five — in the process.

Let’s see how everyone does with today’s questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the How To, License and video … 

Q1) The UK’s first national lottery was drawn: on 19th November of which year of the 1990s?
Q2) Who presented that first draw?
Q3) The company that runs the UK’s Lottery is named after a mythical Castle.   Which mythical castle?
Q4) The main game was called the Lottery.   It’s now called what?
Q5) In that main game, you pick how many numbers: four, six or eight?
Q6) The numbers went from one to 49.   Those numbers now go from 1 … and … what?
Q7) If no-one wins this week’s jackpot, it’s added to next week’s jackpot.   That’s known as a … what?
Q8) How much does one Lottery currently entry cost: one pound, two pounds or three pounds?
Q9) One of the other Lottery games shares its name with a James Bond film.   What’s the name of that game?
Q10) Finally … There’s a pan-European lottery game: called what?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …

Q1) 18th November is the feast day of Saint Mabyn.   She’s patron saint of a small village in which English county: Cornwall, Devon or Somerset?
A1) Cornwall.
Q2) 18th November, 1987, saw a fire at King’s Cross Saint Pancras Station.   How many people were killed as a result: 7, 17 or 27?
A2) 27.   (The Wikipedia entry tells us a total of 31 people were killed)
Q3) NASA launched the MAVEN probe: on 18th November, 2013.   Where was the probe heading?
A3) Mars.
Q4) In the UK, 18th November, 2003 went into effect: which repealed Section 28.   Section 28 banned the promotion of what: homosexuality, paedophilia or asexuality?
Q5) Finally … 50000 pro-democracy protestors hit the streets of Sofia: on 18th November, 1989.   Protests, and city, are in which country?
A5) Bulgaria.
Here’s a thought …
“The country will be a lot richer because of the lottery. It is in every sense the people’s lottery.”
Former Prime Minister, John Major, speaking of the Lottery’s introduction.
And a song … 

Today’s questions will be answered in tomorrow’s Teaser.

If you’re in the UK, and feel you have a problem with gambling, the relevant NHS page may be helpful.

Have a good day.

*        Well, there you go, Trevor: it just shows you what happens when you rely on the BBC … :D

†        That’s thing, Olga: I’ve never actually been to the opera!   The fact a lot are in Italian or French was always off-putting: and the price just a touch too much!   Prague’s a bit like London and Barcelona: it’s one of the cities to visit.   If I start earning enough, I should go, maybe.   (And, yep: benefits are a mess: don’t get me started on the Housing Benefit elements of it!)

‡        We HAVE a Missing Debbi!   How DID the conference go … ?   (Am I the only one that’s noticed the BBC can be erratic … ?   ;o) )


trev-v said...

I first saw the 31 on the ITV page yesterday. And her is the current BBC page for the 30th anniversary of the disaster. It also now correctly says 31 deaths.

Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) 1994
Q2) Noel Edmonds
Q3) Camelot
Q4) Lotto
Q5) Six
Q6) 1 to 59
Q7) rollover
Q8) Two pounds
Q9) Thunderball
Q10) EuroMillions
I don't watch much telly, so not sure. I did watch the ending of I Know Who You Are yesterday on BBC4. Worth the watch a very good ending (I won't comment just in case you ever get to watch it). I don't mind the fact that the operas are mostly in Italian and German. I can understand a bit of Italian, but when I was younger and I didn't speak English, a lot of the songs were in English and I did not understand them either and still enjoyed them, so... Mostly these days operas are performed with overtitles (if that's what you call it, basically titles projected onto the top of the scene, normally a dark curtain) and it works well. There's always the ENO that performs English versions of operas. I went to watch Billy Budd at Covent Garden years back, and that's an English opera (I love the story by Herman Melville. It was peculiar because it is about a man of war and a sailor who is bullied and physically abused, and there is a song about the French... of course they don't like the French, but the production I saw was from the Paris Opera company.)
Do take care. I'm not a lotto player. At work I was in a syndicate and we never won anything much and personally I'm not lucky that way.

Debbi said...

I had a great time. It was actually a film screening and a workshop. Very inspiring!

1. 1994
2. Noel Edmonds
3. Camelot
4. Lotto
5. 6
6. 59
7. rollover
8. two pounds
9. Thunderball
10. EuroMillions