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(The Sun)   Unluckiest man in Britain may want to think twice the next time he lets someone go in front of him on the lottery line (Not safe for work pic in sidebar)   (thesun.co.uk) divider line 51
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2012-08-16 08:53:58 PM  
Maybe he wasn't there to buy a lottery ticket. Not everyone chooses to pay the stupid tax.
 
MBK [TotalFark]
2012-08-16 09:01:53 PM  
That's not how randomness works.
 
2012-08-16 09:23:44 PM  

MBK: That's not how randomness works.


Hush. A sense of victimization is all that this poor man has.
 
2012-08-16 09:34:33 PM  
I wonder how big Coco butt implants must be by now
 
2012-08-16 09:53:57 PM  
If this happened to me, I probably couldn't go on with life knowing my wife would call me a loser every time I opened my mouth. 

/she already does half the time!
 
2012-08-17 12:13:10 AM  
media.tumblr.com

Approves
 
2012-08-17 12:38:44 AM  
Somewhere, the random seed generator is laughing.
 
2012-08-17 12:43:08 AM  
WTF?

www.copierfiles.comnattanz.blogg.se
 
2012-08-17 12:44:58 AM  
Unless he was going to buy a Lucky Dip at EXACTLY the same moment as the other guy did, then the article may have a point. However, since that is unlikely, it's total bollox.

The Sun trying to make a story out of a CCTV picture grab.
 
2012-08-17 12:45:46 AM  
This is why I've never bought a lottery ticket.
I'd rather not play the game than lose out on millions like that
 
2012-08-17 12:45:50 AM  

cman: I wonder how big Coco butt implants must be by now


I don't understand why they're so interested in our American trash, but they're free to have them. 
Surely the Brits must produce their own trash?
 
2012-08-17 12:46:17 AM  
Subby is obviously referring to the Jackie Stallone / Kill It With Fire pic.
 
2012-08-17 12:47:04 AM  
SquiggsIN

AlwaysRightBoy
: If this happened to me, I probably couldn't go on with life knowing my wife would call me a loser every time I opened my mouth.

/she already does half the time!

Most of the divorced people I know say it was worth the money to not be married any more!

Thanks for the advice. That's good to know.
 
2012-08-17 12:50:22 AM  
img.thesun.co.uk
 
2012-08-17 12:50:25 AM  

ICDedPpl: WTF?


ICDedPpl, British dentistry. British dentistry, meet ICDedPpl.
 
2012-08-17 12:51:37 AM  

ICDedPpl: WTF?


She's British.
 
2012-08-17 12:54:30 AM  
That Guy is 41? He may want to drop some weight if he wants to be around a long time to enjoy his riches.
 
2012-08-17 12:56:50 AM  
(Not safe for work pic in sidebar)

The only reason I clicked. Damn you and your vapid fake-ass British newspapers.
 
2012-08-17 01:00:09 AM  
But if he hadn't gotten in line at the exact moment when he did, the random number generator would have spit out different numbers to the winner. So really, the winner owes him everything.
 
/Assuming the winner had the computer pick numbers
//I don't know
///And I don't really care to know
 
2012-08-17 01:03:35 AM  
img.thesun.co.uk

"You're an errand boy sent by grocery clerks.".
 
2012-08-17 01:07:34 AM  
Hey, you promised me a NSFW sidebar subby!

So what's this about an article?

/el bastardo
 
2012-08-17 01:29:12 AM  
My friend Freddie let Hollywood Henderson go ahead of him at Nau's in Austin in the 90s when Hollywood won 28 million. The difference being Hollywood picked his own numbers. Still - pretty close
 
2012-08-17 01:45:55 AM  

rcf1105: But if he hadn't gotten in line at the exact moment when he did, the random number generator would have spit out different numbers to the winner. So really, the winner owes him everything.
 
/Assuming the winner had the computer pick numbers
//I don't know
///And I don't really care to know


The system could have spit out a winning ticket at a different location in the same time frame.
 
2012-08-17 01:46:22 AM  
C'mon, nobody could be that unlucky. Oh wait.

a0.twimg.com
 
2012-08-17 01:47:35 AM  
A story about what could have been if it had been different.

That's like saying if I had taken a minute or two longer and put my seatbelt on. That cop wouldn't have been at that red light I blew thru. And I wouldn't be sitting here in jail charged with a DUI.
 
2012-08-17 01:54:01 AM  
In my single days, I used to blow $20 - $80 a week playing poker with friends. Some of the best memories of my 20's.

Now I'm married with two kids. I usually spend $2 on mega millions tickets a week ($1 each draw) during my lunch walks from my home office to 7-11 for a fountain soda.

On my 10 minute walk home, I compute how much I would win if I hit the jackpot solo after payout and taxes. Then I dream about what I'd do with it.

In those 10 minutes, I estimate I get anywhere from $.06 - $.25 worth of entertainment.

I wish I knew of another investment that would guarantee a return of 6% - 25%.
 
2012-08-17 01:58:31 AM  
img.thesun.co.uk

Words fail me.
 
2012-08-17 02:05:28 AM  

marcre3363: I usually spend $2 on mega millions tickets a week ($1 each draw) I estimate I get anywhere from $.06 - $.25 worth of entertainment.

I wish I knew of another investment that would guarantee a return of 6% - 25%.


If those were your returns, you'd be getting $1.06 - $1.25 worth of entertainment per ticket.
 
2012-08-17 02:06:34 AM  

marcre3363: On my 10 minute walk home, I compute how much I would win if I hit the jackpot solo after payout and taxes. Then I dream about what I'd do with it.

In those 10 minutes, I estimate I get anywhere from $.06 - $.25 worth of entertainment.

I wish I knew of another investment that would guarantee a return of 6% - 25%.


This is beautiful on so many levels.
 
2012-08-17 02:06:39 AM  
Utter tosh. First the numbers may have been his own selections. Second if it was a quick pick random draw, then there's nothing to say the same random numbers would have come up to the next person in line in that shop. Third its just the shop owner trying to cash in on the win by selling the story to the paper.
 
2012-08-17 02:09:11 AM  

studebaker hoch: Words fail me.


Well it's the hottest BDSM couple I've seen in a while. Old Baldy in his purple shirt is clearly loaded, in both monetary and spermatory dimensions. That chick has no molars or bicuspids, so somebody clearly likes the soft drag of incisors, but also appreciates a good left hook when she gets out of line.

They seem like a cute couple.
 
2012-08-17 02:22:12 AM  
....and I'm out.

/baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrfffffffffploploplospatter
 
2012-08-17 02:22:26 AM  

TomD9938: marcre3363: I usually spend $2 on mega millions tickets a week ($1 each draw) I estimate I get anywhere from $.06 - $.25 worth of entertainment.

I wish I knew of another investment that would guarantee a return of 6% - 25%.

If those were your returns, you'd be getting $1.06 - $1.25 worth of entertainment per ticket.


umad: marcre3363: On my 10 minute walk home, I compute how much I would win if I hit the jackpot solo after payout and taxes. Then I dream about what I'd do with it.

In those 10 minutes, I estimate I get anywhere from $.06 - $.25 worth of entertainment.

I wish I knew of another investment that would guarantee a return of 6% - 25%.

This is beautiful on so many levels.


Doh! Foiled by my own drunken arrogance.

On the plus side, I saved 15% on my car insurance by adding a Geico policy in addition to my current policy.
 
2012-08-17 03:04:15 AM  
What is it with the British aging? That guy looks horrendous for 41.
 
2012-08-17 03:21:13 AM  

studebaker hoch: [img.thesun.co.uk image 620x504]

Words fail me.


Brilliant!.Maybe they can afford some files and rasps now.
 
2012-08-17 03:38:32 AM  
They give out lottery tickets in sequence?
 
2012-08-17 04:22:40 AM  

marcre3363: In my single days, I used to blow $20 - $80 a week playing poker with friends. Some of the best memories of my 20's.

Now I'm married with two kids. I usually spend $2 on mega millions tickets a week ($1 each draw) during my lunch walks from my home office to 7-11 for a fountain soda.

On my 10 minute walk home, I compute how much I would win if I hit the jackpot solo after payout and taxes. Then I dream about what I'd do with it.

In those 10 minutes, I estimate I get anywhere from $.06 - $.25 worth of entertainment.

I wish I knew of another investment that would guarantee a return of 6% - 25%.


Buying 1 lottery ticket is the best investment you could ever do. Without a ticket the probability of winning is 0. With one ticket that probability is 1/600,000,000. This is an increases the probability of you winning by infinity percent.
 
2012-08-17 04:27:01 AM  
I know that many have pointed it out; but that isn't how random numbers work.

Having said this, if random guy hadn't let lottery winner in front chances are he wouldn't have got the same numbers so lottery winner wouldn't have won. random guy might have won if he happened to get to the counter at exactly the same time and ask for a ticket but I'm sure with the amount of tickets that were sold last week he would have had to have got it at exactly the same second.
 
2012-08-17 05:18:08 AM  
I bet white shirt guy bought a slurpee and doesn't play the stupid lotto
 
2012-08-17 05:19:41 AM  
it's all about timing. if he was first in line he wouldn't have won because he was 1 ms off
 
2012-08-17 07:44:46 AM  
If this were a scratch-off ticket that was a $20,000 winner, that would be one thing. Because those things go in order. But random lottery numbers are random. Timing has nothing to do with it. It would be nice if the winner found the mystery person and gave him a few grand just for his courtesy.
 
2012-08-17 08:39:42 AM  
Actually submitter, that side bar is Not Safe for Anyone!!!

i45.tinypic.com
 
2012-08-17 08:55:59 AM  
Again, you all missed the point: random seeds relate to time(like karma is), as it is in microseconds or ms -- even if he KNEW that he was about to become an " unlucky loser ", he couldn't do a darn thing about it unless he was a supercomputer with knowledge of the future inside and a human on the outside, with an ability to stop time too: yes, MAYBE!

BUT he did help (unknowingly) someone to WIN that money, still think he is unlucky ?
 
2012-08-17 09:05:37 AM  

MBK: That's not how randomness works.


Done in two, thank you.
 
2012-08-17 10:00:36 AM  
Okay, be honest. How many of you clicked for the story and how many clicked for the sidebar photo? Here, I'll start the tally:

Sidebar: 1

Story: 0
 
2012-08-17 11:46:32 AM  

LRA61380: Okay, be honest. How many of you clicked for the story and how many clicked for the sidebar photo? Here, I'll start the tally:

Sidebar: 1 2

Story: 0

 
2012-08-17 12:20:18 PM  
He's not unlucky, if anything he is a good luck charm because if he wasn't there or didn't let the other guy in front then nobody would have won anything due to the timing being different.
 
2012-08-17 12:38:16 PM  

EZ Writer: LRA61380: Okay, be honest. How many of you clicked for the story and how many clicked for the sidebar photo? Here, I'll start the tally:

Sidebar: 1 2

Story: 0


Got no NSFW stuff.

/dammit.
//now I feel like someone behind the guy who bought the winning lottery ticket
 
2012-08-17 01:17:16 PM  

ronaprhys: EZ Writer: LRA61380: Okay, be honest. How many of you clicked for the story and how many clicked for the sidebar photo? Here, I'll start the tally:

Sidebar: 1 2

Story: 0

Got no NSFW stuff.

/dammit.
//now I feel like someone behind the guy who bought the winning lottery ticket


Way down at the bottom. Coco (Ice-T's wife).
 
2012-08-17 01:31:37 PM  

ronaprhys: EZ Writer: LRA61380: Okay, be honest. How many of you clicked for the story and how many clicked for the sidebar photo? Here, I'll start the tally:

Sidebar: 1 2

Story: 0

Got no NSFW stuff.

/dammit.
//now I feel like someone behind the guy who bought the winning lottery ticket


You had to scroll pretty far, and as it turned out it was only Coco in a thong. Meh.

/Studman69
 
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