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Irish Lotto blame 'trick of the light' for ball confusion

By Staff Reporter

The Republic of Ireland's National Lottery has said a trick of the light was to blame for confusion over one of the balls drawn in the Lotto Plus 1 draw at the weekend.

Viewers watching the live draw broadcast on RTE on Saturday noticed that the number 38 ball appeared to become 33 just moments later. However, lottery bosses insisted it was number 38 which had been drawn.

"The National Lottery would like to assure its players of the integrity of Saturday night's Lotto Plus 1 draw. A brief reflection of light during filming caused an illusion and some players to think there were two numbers on ball 38. This was not the case," it said.

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