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If they do not successfully match all of their picked numbers, then no reward is awarded. In addition to tickets for the draw video games, the National Lottery also offers scratchcards. Presented in 1995, they are small pieces of card where an area has been covered by a thin layer of opaque latex that can be scratched off.

Scratchcards can be bought in the majority of newsagents and grocery stores; they can cost 1, 2, 3 or 5 and be available in lots of various kinds, with a range of rewards and methods to win. The National Lotto used to use 10 scratchcards however these were terminated in September 2019, partially because they were attractive to problem gamblers.

If this is accomplished, they win that amount; the highest since March 2020 being 2,000,000 on a 5 scratchcard. Other scratchcards include matching symbols, photos or words. At first, all scratchcards were sold for 1. Throughout the years, scratchcards that range in cost from 2 to 10 have actually been readily available.

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Some scratchcards have jackpots aside from one-off payments, such as a yearly sum or a cars and truck. Chances for winning a top prize on a scratchcard depend considerably on how lots of have actually been sold and whether there is any leading reward scratchcards in circulation sometimes of purchase. As the variety of scratchcard games has increased, the odds of winning differ significantly.

Immediate Win games are online video games where the player can win prizes instantly. Some video games are similar in format to scratchcards, with others involving more interactive play such as dice-rolling or matching unique symbols. It is made clear that the Instantaneous Win video games are solely based on luck and that no skill or judgement is involved.

” Attempt” games are totally free of charge and no payouts are made in respect of any prizes. Similar to scratchcards, there are a wide range of Instant Win video games offered with different odds of winning prizes. The expense to play differs from 25p to 5. The existing greatest reward is 1 million on a 5 game.

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Introduced in November 2009, each EuroMillions ticket purchased in the UK includes an unique “UK Millionaire Maker” code, consisting of four letters and five numbers. There is one winner per draw (with the exception of a special draw), with the winner getting a fixed 1,000,000. Odds of winning depend on the number of tickets offered for that particular draw in the UK, but are generally 1 in 1,900,000 on Tuesdays and 1 in 2,950,000 on Fridays.

It was an add-on from the primary draw where a player might choose “Lottery Bonus exact same numbers” or a lucky dip. Players would choose six numbers from 49 and there were no lower tier rewards so a best match was required. The last draw was on 8 July 2006 and it was replaced by Dream Number.

2 1st 2 digits 10 1 in 111. 2 1st 3 digits 100 1 in 1,111. 2 1st 4 digits 500 1 in 11,112 1st 5 digits 5,000 1 in 111,112 1st 6 digits 50,000 1 in 1,111,112 all 7 digits 500,000 1 in 10,000,000 The total chances of winning any reward were 1 in 10.


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US authorises Moderna as second Covid-19 vaccine



The United States on Friday authorised Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use, as the country grapples with a brutal winter surge that is killing over 2 500 people a day.

The US is the first nation to authorise the two-dose regimen, now the second vaccine to be deployed in a Western country after one developed by Pfizer and BioNTech.

“With the availability of two vaccines now for the prevention of Covid-19, the FDA has taken another crucial step in the fight against this global pandemic,” Food and Drug Administration (FDA) chief Stephen Hahn said.

President Donald Trump – who has frequently taken credit for the fast pace of vaccine development – tweeted: “Congratulations, the Moderna vaccine is now available!”

Joe Biden, who defeated Trump in November’s presidential elections and is due to take office in January, hailed the news as “another milestone” in the fight against the virus.

But he also warned of “the immense challenges ahead, including scaling up manufacturing, distribution, and the monumental task of vaccinating hundreds of millions of Americans.”

Meharry Medical College President James Hildreth, who was part of a panel of experts convened by the FDA to discuss approval matters, said Thursday it was a “remarkable achievement” to have developed and authorized the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines within a year.

The Pfizer and BioNTech vaccine was approved by Britain on 2 December, followed by several other countries including the US last week. Less-vetted inoculations have also been rolled out in China and Russia.

US gives green light to second COVID-19 shot

The U.S. is adding a second COVID-19 vaccine to its arsenal, boosting efforts to beat back the pandemic. The FDA authorized emergency use of the vaccine developed by Moderna Inc. and the National Institutes of Health.

The United States alone has seen more than 310 000 people die from coronavirus infections and is currently witnessing a brutal winter surge, with nearly 115,000 people hospitalized, according to the Covid Tracking Project.

Millions of doses will begin shipping out as early as this weekend from cold-storage sites outside Memphis and Louisville, overseen by logistics firm McKesson.

From there they will be delivered to sites around the country via partnerships with FedEx and UPS.

Cutting-edge technology 

Moderna has several other drugs under development, but has never seen any authorized until this week.

The decade-old Massachusetts-based biotech company received $2.5 billion in federal funding for its efforts and co-developed the vaccine with scientists at the National Institutes of Health.

Both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are based on cutting-edge mRNA (messenger ribonucleic acid) technology, and both have been shown to protect about 95 percent of people against Covid-19 compared to a placebo.

Clinical trials involving tens of thousands of people each have also found no serious safety issues.

The most commonly reported side effects were, according to the FDA, “tiredness, headache, muscle pain, chills, joint pain, swollen lymph nodes in the same arm as the injection, nausea and vomiting, and fever.”

But there have now been a handful of people around the world who developed significant allergic reactions after receiving the Pfizer vaccine, and the FDA has said it will remain vigilant.

Both vaccines come with warnings for people who have histories of allergic reactions to their ingredients.

FDA scientist Peter Marks told reporters that the total number of cases of allergic reactions to the Pfizer vaccine across the United States was now around five.

He said investigations were underway, and suggested the culprit might be an ingredient called polyethylene glycol, which is in both vaccines.

The FDA will also be on the lookout to see whether both vaccines may in extremely rare cases be linked to Bell’s palsy, a temporary facial paralysis condition, a handful of cases of which emerged during clinical trials.

Placebo dilemma 

Both vaccines work by giving human cells the instructions to make a surface protein of the coronavirus, which simulates an infection and trains the immune system for when it encounters the real virus.

They each differ in the formulation of the fatty particles used to deliver the mRNA, allowing Moderna’s vaccine to be kept in long term storage at -20 degrees Celsius (-4 degrees Fahrenheit), unlike Pfizer’s, which must be stored at -90 degrees Celsius.

Moderna carried out a clinical trial of more than 30 000 people, roughly half of whom were given the product and the other half a placebo, with neither recipients nor their health care providers knowing who was in each group.

It has proposed to “unblind” the whole study and offer placebo recipients the vaccine.

But some experts have raised concerns about that plan, saying scientists will be deprived of valuable data and warning that some people will end up getting the vaccine ahead of others in their priority group.

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Eddie Jones wants large England contingent in Lions squad for South Africa



Eddie Jones will be delighted if England supply the bulk of the squad for next year’s British and Irish Lions tour of South Africa.

Jones wants large England contingent in Lions squad for South Africa

Jones’ men will have a fresh chance to underline their credentials to be involved in the combined side’s Test series against the world champion Springboks when they face France in the inaugural Autumn Nations Cup final at Twickenham on Sunday.

The England coach believes a strong Red Rose contingent in South Africa will allow him to keep building for the 2023 World Cup in France when he takes England on a two-Test tour of Canada and the United States in July.

“We see this Lions tour as an opportunity for us to grow another layer of depth,” said Jones, whose side were overwhelmed 32-12 by the Springboks in last year’s World Cup final in Japan.

“When I say I would like us to have 20 players on the Lions tour, in some ways it is almost selfish because we would like the opportunity to bring younger guys in to create greater depth in the (England) squad,” added the veteran Australian coach.

“But we have got this game on Sunday and then the Six Nations, so there are still plenty of balls to face before you get to that selection headache.”

France are the only team to have beaten Six Nations champions England so far this year, winning 24-17 in Paris in February.

But the French team that takes the field on Sunday will bear little relation to that side, with the starting XV boasting a mere 68 caps between them.

That France are fielding such an inexperienced team is due to a player release agreement with the Top 14 clubs that limits individual player involvement in a rearranged end-of-year schedule created in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

France, however, have won the last two Under-20 World Championships and team manager Raphael Ibanez bristled at suggestions that the side selected by Fabien Galthie meant this latest Anglo-French clash had been devalued.

“We read headlines saying ‘England showdown thrown into a farce’. I can tell you that our players are worthy of the cap they’re earning,” said Ibanez, a former France captain.

Points difference was all that separated the teams in this year’s Six Nations, with former France scrum-half Galthie insisting: “We will be ready on Sunday, I can assure you that we will be ready.”

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ATM confirms postponement of vote of no confidence in Ramaphosa



The ATM took to Twitter to confirm that the vote of no confidence against President Cyril Ramaphosa has been postponed to February 2021.

The African Transformation Movement (ATM) took to Twitter on Thursday, 3 December 2020, to confirm that the vote of no confidence in President Cyril Ramaphosa has been postponed. The vote was initially scheduled to take place during the parliamentary proceedings of the day, but Speaker of Parliament, Thandi Modise announced its postponement instead.

The postponement is due to the pending ruling on whether or not the vote will be a secret ballot, which is set to be delivered in February 2021. Moreover, a speculated reason was the lack of support the party would have received, as most of the leading opposition parties had opted to abstain from voting for various reasons.

The only party that was willing to vote was the United Democratic Movement (UDM), but its vote hinged on it being a secret ballot. Leader of the ATM, Vuyolwethu Zungula has not yet commented on the postponement, but has opted to rather retweet the party’s announcement


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