They Spent Over $9K On 5,000 Scratch-Off Lottery Tickets. So How Much Did They Win?

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Staff from the RocketNews24 website spent 5 days scratching the 5,000 tickets.

Here's the idea. Buy 5,000 scratch-off tickets with a potential of $US233,000 in prizes. Get a team to scratch them over the next 5 days. Then buy a house, a Ferrari, and travel the world on the profits.

So a group from the Japanese website RocketNews24 headed by Yoshio visited their local lotto store to start the test, which was an event by itself. They were swarmed by spectators as they purchased the National Lottery of Japan's scratch-off tickets in bulk.

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According to the team's calculators, they would expect to at least recoup about 378,000 yen (US$3,500) of the initial 1 million yen (US$9,000)  investment. What happened?

Their guess was right. After a grueling scratchathon, they made back 365,200 yen (US$3,400) of their initial cost – a mere 36% return. They had lost US$5,500.

As one of the group, Mike, summed up: "We suppose it’s good to have a glass-half-full kind of attitude at times like this."

SOURCE: RocketNews24

RICH IS... Putting James Bond's Own 007 Aston Martin Vanquish In Your Garage

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Ever dreamt of having your own James Bond Aston Martin numbered 007 in your garage?

Then here's your chance to turn your dream into a reality. Hollywood actor Daniel Craig, who is best known for his role of the charismatic secret agent James Bond in the film series, is selling his personal 2014 Aston Martin Vanquish.

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The 2014 Aston Martin Vanquish. PHOTO: Winding Road Magazine / YouTube

The bespoke, midnight-blue 2014 Centenary Edition Vanquish - numbered 007 - will be offered on 20 April in New York. Craig has decided to sell the car to raise proceeds for youth charity The Opportunity Network.

It will be on show at Christie’s auction house in LA from 27 February to 3 March. The auction is expected to reach between $400,000-$600,000 (£284,000-£426,000).

SOURCE: Business Insider

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Britain's Oldest Lottery Winner, 87, Breaks Down After Playing For 25 Years Then Winning £18 Million

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Dennis Banfield, 87, realises his 25-year dream of helping his daughters secure their future 'forever.' His daughter Tina comforts him at the National Lotto prize giving.

The Royal Air Force veteran revealed that he bought tickets three times every week for 25 years. And it paid off to the tune of £18 Million (US$25M)

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Dennis with his wife Shirley, 83, and two daughters Tina (left) and Karen celebrate the massive check. 

In the months before the life-changing win, his wife had pleaded with him to stop buying lotto tickets as "they never won anything".

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