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British Jackpot Nearly $11 Million

November 19, 1994|Reuters

LONDON — So many hope to beat the 14 million-to-1 odds against winning Britain's first lottery draw today that the pot has brimmed beyond expectations to nearly $11 million.

Betting experts say the likelihood of winning the jackpot is about as good as Elvis Presley landing a UFO on top of the Loch Ness Monster.

Camelot, the operator of the first British lottery since 1826, said Friday that the response had been phenomenal, and hundreds of thousands of people will be richer by this weekend.

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