The 23-year-old, who said she had left school without a maths
GCSE, said: “On one of my cards it said I had
to find temperatures lower than -8. The numbers I uncovered were -6
and -7 so I thought I had won, and so did the woman in the shop. But
when she scanned the card the machine said I hadn't.
“I phoned Camelot and they fobbed me off with some story that -6
is higher—not lower—than -8 but I'm not having it.”
Cash’ card confusion
No wonder the Weekly
World News folded—it couldn't compete with the real news.
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