Britain’s Got Talent viewers are taking to social media after John Archer impressed the judges by predicting the winning UK Lottery numbers. They claiming that there was an “error” on the actual ticket.
Comedy magician, John Archer’s performance impressed the judges in (Wednesday 29 May) Britain’s Got Talen semi-final, when he predicted the UK Lottery winning numbers trick involving hosts Ant and Dec.
However, some viewers say they noticed an “error” on the slip Archer used and have accused the contestant of “getting his numbers wrong”.
The numbers picked were 1, 16, 25, 26, 43 and 58.
It all works out and they read the exact same numbers John Archer predicted.
However, looking back, Ant and Dec did hover slightly while reading out the numbers.
When Dec shows the ticket to the camera, however, some viewers quickly took to social media claiming that the number 16 actually looked like a 6.
Britain’s Got Talent quickly took to Twitter to point out what they thought was an error:
“Erm, shall we talk about how 16 wasn’t on the ticket? @BGT @antanddec #bgt #BritainsGotTalent #fix.”
“…That ticket had 1 6 25 26 43 58 the numbers they chose where 1 16 25 26 43 58 Dec noticed but went along with it.”
“While I really enjoyed John Archer on #BGT, I noticed something wrong with his lottery ticket. The draw doesn’t take place on Sundays, it should read 01 06, not 01 6, and the raffle stopped in November 2018. He is still getting my vote though #bgt2019 @TNLUK #magic.”
“Would have been more impressive if the numbers matches, it says 6 on the ticket and 16 on the screen.”
“#BGT this magician. There is one problem with his act. His audition was earlier on this year, months ago. You can't buy a lottery ticket months in advance.”
However, some thought that the ticket did say 16 after all, or else it would have most likely read 06, and it was just the “glare of the lighting” causing the number six to appear alone.
“This whole scandal about the lottery ticket trick is silly. If it was a six, it would have a zero in front of it. Like the 01 next to it. Dude didn't get through anyway. #bgt,” said one viewer.
Another Tweet also mentioned the light factor, saying, “I got a sense that something went wrong but you can kind of see a 1 in front of that 6 so it might be a trick of the light.”
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