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South Africa's lottery probed as 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 drawn and 20 win

South Africans have been questioning the result of the draw (file picture) An unusual sequence of numbers drawn in South Africa's national lottery has sparked accusations of fraud after 20 people won a share of the jackpot. Tuesday's PowerBall lottery saw the numbers five, six, seven, eight and nine drawn, while the PowerBall itself was, you have guessed it, 10. The organisers say the sequence is often picked. But some have alleged a scam and an investigation is under way. It is extremely rare for multiple winners to share the jackpot. The organisers said 20 people purchased a winning ticket and won 5.7m rand ($370,000; £278,000) each. Another 79 ticketholders won 6,283 rand each for guessing the sequence from five up to nine but missing the PowerBall. What do lottery winners spend their money on? The chances of winning South Africa's PowerBall lottery are one in 42,375,200 - the number of different combinations when selecting five balls from a set of 50, plus an add

NAIRABET ONE GAME CUT YOUR TICKET

Nairabet insures your accumulator bets. If one game of your ticket doesnt come through you will get a refund. If you’ve read some of our articles including our Nairabet review, you’ll know that we love bookies that provide punters with some sort of insurance, and Nairabet’s ‘one game cut your ticket’ is one of such promos besides its Nairabet bonus for accumulators. As the name indicates, it is a promo that enables punters to get a fraction of their supposed earnings even if one game on the ticket doesn’t come through. As always, the promo has minimum requirements that must be met. one cut refund nairabet © NairaBet ONE GAME CUT YOUR TICKET TERMS AND CONDITIONS For a ticket or bet slip to qualify for the promo, it must have at least ten games on the ticket and all the games or legs on the ticket must have at least 1.2 odds. If the games or legs on your bet slip are more than 10, please note that all of the games must have 1.2 odds as a minimum. That is, if you have 15 games on your

Don't Bet On Your Politics

Whatever your political beliefs, no matter how confident you are in them, do not invest according to those beliefs. You will lose money. The reason for this is that the political opinion becomes the ideological basis for an economic theory which, because it is based on an opinion, is by definition biased and leads to wrong conclusions. This is true whether you are on the right, on the left, or somewhere in between; it also applies if you identify yourself as far away from that spectrum entirely. In short, political bias is an investment bias that can and does lead people astray; to demonstrate the risks of this way of thinking, I want to highlight two very bad mistakes I have seen in my time active in equity markets, and how the political biases of these mistakes resulted in massive underperformance. The Mistake on the Right The best example of this at play was in 2008. At the time, libertarian thinkers believed that quantitative easing would lead to hyperinflation that would wreck the

Ballot breakdown: Amendments and Sports Betting Proposition

Voters consider seven constitutional amendments and a sports betting proposition in the Nov. 3 election.Amendment #1There is no specific mention of “abortion” in the Louisiana Constitution. A vote for Amendment #1 would change that, adding language that the right to an abortion is not protected in the state. A vote against it leaves the law as is.Abortion is protected by federal law. Unless the Supreme Court overturns the landmark Roe v. Wade decision, this amendment is largely symbolic. If justices allow the ruling to stand, Louisiana’s constitutional amendment could create legal battles that might ultimately involve the Supreme Court.Amendment #2Local property taxes on oil and gas wells have been a contentious point for parish assessors, who’ve battled with industry over whether their value should be based on their output or the value of the actual equipment. Assessors largely feel a newer producing well should be valued higher than one that’s abandoned or offline.Amendment #2 would