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Lottery for Survival

Lottery for Survival
Updated: Friday 25th April 2014

If the world as we know it was to end in the year 2012 and you were in charge of a massive underground city that could offer a limited number of people a chance to survive, how would you choose who to allow into that city? You guessed it – hold a lottery! The Lottery for Survival is part of the 2012 movie experience and a web site offering tickets went live several months ago. Only now, as the 2012 movie hits our cinema screens, are people finally realising that the Lottery for Survival is a fiction.

The end of the world is always a good subject to talk about, and mankind has done just that for thousands of years. The good news is that every prediction concerning the end of the world – whether it was in 1666 or 1999 – has proved to be inaccurate, and there is no reason to think that the famous 2012 prediction will be any different.

Yes, it’s true that the Mayan calendar runs out in 2012, but they had to stop somewhere, so 2012 seems as good a place as any. Besides, believing that the world will end just because a particular calendar runs out strikes us as no more sensible than believing that time has come to a standstill just because your watch has stopped.

Incredibly, prior to details of the 2012 movie being released, the Lottery for Survival web site had plenty of surfers flapping like chickens. Is it for real? Is it a hoax? Will the world really end in 2012? And what does Big Brother know that we don’t? The notion that the site might have just been a very clever promotional tool didn’t occur to many people at all, with most preferring to talk endlessly about conspiracy theories.

That said, allow us to reassure all readers that the world is very unlikely to end in 2012. The UK lottery organisers must agree with us because the BIG Lottery Fund is already inviting groups to apply for awards from a 2014 Communities Fund to tie in with the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

So there you have it. The Lottery for Survival was nothing more than a clever idea used to promote a movie. That means you can rest easy and concentrate once again on playing the much more realistic Lotto and EuroMillions games. Buy lottery tickets online today and you could win a EuroMillions jackpot of £90 million this Friday, which should be enough to see you through until 2012 at the very least!

Published: Tuesday 3rd November 2009

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