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Bristol Post
Emma Grimshaw

National Lottery: Mystic Meg's impressive prediction which secured TV job

Anyone growing up in the 90s would be familiar with Mystic Meg and her catchy send-off 'you could be celebrating too' just before the National Lottery results were called.

Sadly, Britain's most famous astrologer died this week, marking the end of her very special era. Her real name is in fact Margaret Lake and she started out doing readings on psychic hotlines in the 1980s.

But she rose to fame after one of her predictions came true. Speaking to The New Statesman, Meg told the Racing Post how she would draw a rune each day to get a psychic message for the day ahead, reports the Mirror.

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She said: "Just before the Lottery started, I got the big money rune.

"On that same day, I got a call from National Lottery Live, asking me to make a prediction on the first show.

"So the runes were right, though the big money was for other people! The prediction I made came true, so I was asked back."

This week after the tragic news of her death, her agent Dave Shapland paid tribute. He said: "Without any question, she was Britain’s most famous astrologer by a million miles. She even became part of the English language – if a politician, somebody from showbiz or ordinary people in the street are asked a tricky question they will say ‘Who do you think I am, Mystic Meg?’."

Mystic Meg reportedly passed away at around 3.45am on March 9. She was admitted to St Mary’s Hospital in London last month suffering from flu.

During her stint on the National Lottery shows on the BBC between 1994 and 2000, Mystic Meg would look into her crystal ball and predict facts about future winners of the jackpot. Prior to her TV career, Lake worked in journalism for the News of the World before becoming the paper's regular astrologer.


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