Confusing Cool Cash

Camelot, makers of a "Cool Cash" lottery scratchcard, thought the rules of the game were fairly simple. Users could win a prize if the number revealed by scratching off the window was "a lower temperature than the one displayed on each card." But the company had to withdraw the card after numerous people became confused by these rules. Case in point, Tina Farrell of Manchester who 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."

[Yahoo! News]
     Posted By: Alex - Fri Dec 13, 2013
     Category: Gambling, Casinos, Lotteries and Other Games of Chance

An indictment of whatever math curriculum these people had.
Posted by RobK on 12/13/13 at 11:41 AM
IsnĀ“t the lack of an education wonderful
Posted by F.U.D. on 12/13/13 at 11:41 AM
Indeed. Further proof that the lottery is a tax on people who are bad at math.
Posted by Innocent Bystander on 12/13/13 at 02:46 PM
Sad state of education, knowledge, and thought we live in today. Even major news sites can not get grammar and spelling correct. Pobody's Nerfect but it keeps getting worse the more we rely on our gadgets to do it all for us.
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 12/13/13 at 03:28 PM
I see a future where the official line is "No Thinking Allowed!"
Posted by KDP on 12/13/13 at 03:48 PM
Take the idiot to Antarctica and teach him what is colder.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 12/13/13 at 06:44 PM
Rob Ford voters
Posted by Harvey on 12/13/13 at 10:23 PM
Tina is a bonehead. An argue-mental bonehead.
Posted by datdemdar on 12/14/13 at 02:04 AM
@KDP: Sadly you're too late... It's already arrived lo these many years past.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 12/14/13 at 03:58 AM
Never argue with Crazy people, Drunks, or Idiots!
Posted by Tyrusguy on 12/14/13 at 10:13 AM
Patty, she doesn't have to go all the way to Antarctica.... she could have come to WI this past week and been stranded on the side of the road with me and my blown head gasket in -13F! Good times!
Posted by ScoutC on 12/14/13 at 12:21 PM
Oh no Scout! So sorry sweetie. I hope all is well now.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 12/14/13 at 12:33 PM
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