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The Vacuum Cleaner

This method is for the housework fanatic who vacuums the house every day! If this is you, here's a method that's just right for you. Here's how to generate lottery numbers by means of vacuum cleaning. Each day, after you've finished vacuuming, empty the dust out of the machine and put it in a brown paper bag or wrap it up in a parcel. Put it somewhere safe. Put the dust into a separate bag or parcel each day, so on Saturday you've got six bags and a "bonus bag". Now, the cunning bit...

Go to the Post Office to buy your lottery ticket and put these bags or parcels on the scales which are provided for weighing parcels. Take the last two digits of the weight in grammes. If it's more than fifty, subtract 50. Only if the answer is 50 or 00 use the "bonus bag". Now put your six numbers on the form, enter the lottery, and put the bags of muck in the litter bin before leaving.

Star quality: A novel use of a waste product which normally has no value or use.

Drawbacks: The carrying of seven bags of muck along to the
Post Office, and the fact that you've had to store the stuff all week, something which would be particularly objectionable to the sort of people who vacuum every day!

If everyone did this, the Post Office would have a problem with the disposal of large quantities of domestic waste.

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