National Lottery

Giant Balls Float Down the River Thames in British Lottery Stunt

If you thought the giant rubber duck that drifted down the River Thames last year was a ballsy advertising stunt, check out the 26-foot-high, inflatable, lighted Lotto balls the National Lottery floated last week. Those are big balls. Very big balls. Each is the size of a double-decker bus, we're told in a YouTube video immortalizing the event.

Ad of the Day: U.K. National Lottery

It's hard to remember that outside the U.S., countries occasionally use money from the lottery to fund things other than the basic functions of state government. (I know, I know, you were promised education funding, and look where you are now!)