• http://toutesdirectionspourlafrance.blogspot.com/ L

    My mil said she was confused by the huge line at the tabac this morning, until she saw all the peopling scratching their various lottery cards and then remembered it was Friday the 13th. I’d forgotten it’s a lucky day in France.
    .-= L´s last blog ..Various pictures of life in Toulouse =-.

  • http://toutesdirectionspourlafrance.blogspot.com L

    My mil said she was confused by the huge line at the tabac this morning, until she saw all the peopling scratching their various lottery cards and then remembered it was Friday the 13th. I’d forgotten it’s a lucky day in France.
    .-= L´s last blog ..Various pictures of life in Toulouse =-.

  • sam

    I think think the French considering it lucky is just AS ridiculous as Americans considering it unlucky. Plus, very few Americans actually believe it’s truly unlucky since they would be seen as extremely weird people who do nothing but watch the Scifi channel. But your suggestion to buy tickets on this day is a good one although my Economics teacher would always remind us that we had a better chance of getting struck by lightning than winning the lottery. Go figure.

  • sam

    I think think the French considering it lucky is just AS ridiculous as Americans considering it unlucky. Plus, very few Americans actually believe it’s truly unlucky since they would be seen as extremely weird people who do nothing but watch the Scifi channel. But your suggestion to buy tickets on this day is a good one although my Economics teacher would always remind us that we had a better chance of getting struck by lightning than winning the lottery. Go figure.

  • http://davidsswamp.blogspot.com/ David

    Well, I really doubt anybody in France considers Friday 13th as a lucky day except for the marketing service of the “Française de Jeux”.

    A few years ago, it was considered bad luck by the few people that are superstitious and most of the population didn’t care.

    Today? Exactly the same, but the FdJ uses it as a pretext to have special events (and there’s more money to be won on those days), so if more French people buy lottery tickt on Friday 13th it’s not that they suddenly became more superstitious but because they’re lured by the bigger than usual jackpots.
    .-= David´s last blog ..Patrolling =-.

  • http://davidsswamp.blogspot.com David

    Well, I really doubt anybody in France considers Friday 13th as a lucky day except for the marketing service of the “Française de Jeux”.

    A few years ago, it was considered bad luck by the few people that are superstitious and most of the population didn’t care.

    Today? Exactly the same, but the FdJ uses it as a pretext to have special events (and there’s more money to be won on those days), so if more French people buy lottery tickt on Friday 13th it’s not that they suddenly became more superstitious but because they’re lured by the bigger than usual jackpots.
    .-= David´s last blog ..Patrolling =-.

  • http://www.soyezlabienvenuechezmoi.blogspot.com/ Dedene

    So, did you win?
    .-= Dedene´s last blog ..We never stopped talking! =-.

  • http://www.soyezlabienvenuechezmoi.blogspot.com Dedene

    So, did you win?
    .-= Dedene´s last blog ..We never stopped talking! =-.

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