Pac-Man and gambling aren’t usually paired together, although plenty of gamers ploughed coins into Pac-Man arcade machines back in the day so there’s probably a tenuous link there somewhere. Which is probably why the mellow yellow pill popper has made an appearance on new National Lottery scratch cards.
The cards cost Â£2 each and offer eight chances to win: four chances to try to uncover two matching symbols (ghosts, fruit, etc) and another four to reveal a higher score than quoted on the card. Literally seconds of fun can be had by all. Providing you’re older than 16 and have Â£2 in your pocket to waste, obviously.
According to the reverse, the odds of winning are approximately 1 in 4.56, but this wasn’t a lucky one. And now Camelot are Â£2 richer and I’m Â£2 poorer.