Having correctly predicted the Lottery numbers live on air, magician and illusionist Derren Brown appeared on a subsequent Channel 4 programme to explain the stunt. The explanation that he used the average of the total numbers given by 24 random people has been slated by mathmaticians as complete nonsense.
However Derren Brown arrived at the correct Lottery numbers, the viewing figures for both programmes were huge and his publicist Max Clifford has claimed that this has increased his potential value for television, theatre shows and on the corporate circuit for many years to come.
Already one of the most successful magicians and illusionists in the country, no doubt Derren has no need to do the Lottery!
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