Freak result on the National Lottery has left some winners shortchanged
Fifteen quid. That's about the price of a decent Nando's meal.
It's also the disappointing winnings some National Lottery winners came away with thanks to a weird quirk on last night's draw.
Lotto ticket winners who matched five numbers from this week's draw only came away with £15.
The winnings for matching three numbers in that draw? £25.
Five ball winners came away shortchanged due to the commonality of the winning numbers. A Camelot spokesperson said: "We had an unprecedented 4,082 Match 5 winners tonight.
"This is because five of the six main numbers drawn was a multiple of seven - 07, 14, 21, 35 and 42 - and clearly this is a popular set of numbers.
As you can imagine, the "lucky" five-ball winners were somewhat miffed, and vented their anger on Twitter$.
How can u possibly get more for less numbers we got 5 an get £15 I wasn't expecting millions but it's a joke @NationalLottery a big joke
— leigh (@Mrsnewshirt) March 23, 2016
4082 people got 5 numbers in tonight's #lotto winning £15 each. Prize for 3 numbers was £25!!!
— Paul Willoughby (@maybushrabbits) March 24, 2016
So getting 5 numbers in the national lottery tonight bagged you £15 but 3 numbers got you £25......#thenationallotteryrobbery
— Leon Howell (@LeonHowell79) March 23, 2016
In contrast to the 4,000+ winning ticket holders with five numbers, 7,879 ticket holders with four numbers won £51, while the 114,232 people who matched three balls only won £25.
"It is a lottery at the end of the day, and is down to the numbers drawn and the number of people who match with those numbers" said the Camelot spokesperson. "As a result, we do sometimes see unusual situations like this."
Still, an extra £15 in your pocket isn't so bad. You can get yourself a decent cinema ticket with it.
Or 60 Freddos.
Or maybe a few tickets for this Saturday's draw, which has a jackpot of £28.2m.