London, UK - (Blighty News): An accounting irregularity at the UK’s Lucky Dip HQ is being blamed for paying out a grossly inflated lottery win to Harry, Britain’s self-styled Prince of Thieves.
Auditors at the weekly electronic raffle said today the mistake had been spotted during an upgrade of the system’s algorithm mechanism following a complaint.
The mysterious glitch has been described as ‘inexplicably connected to someone’s smart phone random number generator app’, something of a first in cyber-sleuthing moves.
Forensic analysis seen by the Spoof website’s head of cybertronic stuff shows that pre-selected ‘random’ numbers between 1 and 100 ended up as the week’s chosen winners of a hefty £30m ($40m) jackpot.
This was automatically credited to the smart phone user’s personal bank account.
“Unfortunately, efforts to trace the owner have drawn a total blank,” the lottery’s auditing chief commented in reply to questions about proceedings to repossess the winning jackpot.
By complete coincidence, the official’s name appears at the top of the list of the latest Royal Birthday Honors gongs, awarded for services to Engagements, Weddings, Births and Royal Jet-Setting.
Her Majesty, the Empress Queen Victoria is turning in her grave.