Lotto's got big balls

As if a catchy Gilbert O'Sullivan hit wasn't enough to promote its revamp this week, the National Lottery has only gone and floated some enormous balls down the Thames.

Lotto's got big balls

To celebrate the new Lotto game – bigger in terms of prizes but also in ticket price – six giant Lotto balls floated down the River Thames on Wednesday night.

You couldn’t miss them: they were the height of two double decker buses.

Other huge balls have been appearing around the UK, in keeping with the rest of campaign which is pretty in-your-face.  Lotto fans have also been uploading their own versions of the song from the ad created by AMV BBDO to YouTube, with some amusing results.

Got a diary story? Email louise.ridley@haymarket.com

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