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First of all this effect is certainly not "original" back when I was still doing mentalism professionally I did an identical effect. There have been different methods for this effect published and sold.

Now I can't judge the method because I am not sure how he did it but could duplicate the effect.

Now those of you who want to criticize his performance are off base-it seemed to me to be very good which is important.
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Was it just me, or did anyone else notice that he did not remember the numbers, but had to have the help of the group to recall them. I thought if he knew the numbers in advance and had them in his pocket, he would have clearly remembered them.

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It COULD just have been a well-placed subtlety Dick.

I love the performance. Though I think Max Maven could have done it better. But we cant blame Nate you know. Good job Nate!


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Tis not true what they say about you!
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I have seen this live and it is terrific, no one here is close nor would they have a clue. I think the video throws everyone off for a reason, as I would not want anyone performing this, especially people speculating on a public forum. (so let's not!)

Of course the idea of predicting a lottery is not original, because if real magic existed this is what we would all do.
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I have been using Confabulation for this effect for a while now and can only imagine, at the price, that Natural Lottery is the same idea with the props included. However, I don't produce a printed ticket (I wish I knew how to!) I merely remove the submission ticket with the numbers highlighted.

I don't know how it was done and I don't care but care - I thought it was fantastic but have to admit that I was a little dubious of all that hi-tech equipment on his belt - too much for a radio mic! Smile
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I thought the same, but he had a huge multi camera crew taping a lot of sound equipment (at least that is what it looked like?)


When I saw this performed he had nothing but a t-shirt on, no jacket, nothing, the worst part is that the random audience member pulled the wallet out of his pocket for him. His hands never even went back there! My draw just dropped, I could not believe it!
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Its sounds a little to good. id love to see this live
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Hello Magic Café,

I have followed this discussion as a lurker with some interest and - given that I suspect the level of interest in this effect is about to increase - I thought I would take the plunge and share some information about this effect.

As others have already noted, the effect is that of my Natural Lottery trick, which I devised in 2000 and first published in my 2003 book Some Tricks (recently reprinted by TVMagic.co.uk). I also performed and explained it in my lectures last year at MAGIC Live! and the International Magic Convention. (By the way you may be interested to know that the latter lecture will shortly be released on DVD.)

For the record, at the same time that I created Natural Lottery I also devised several handlings which would enable the spectator to be handed the printed lottery ticket as a souvenir. These handlings I have shared with a small number of my friends in the years since. Also at MAGIC Live Bill Herz shared with me an excellent idea which enables a very practical self contained improvement upon my Natural Lottery handling. At some point in the future I may release these ideas, possibly in the book of my published and unpublished material which I’m currently writing and compiling with Stephen Minch’s Hermetic Press.

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Awesome. Thanks for the info Anthony.

So, I just watched the David Blaine special, and he performed the lottery confabulation. Anyone else see it?
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Yep...sure did! Anyone else notice Nate Staniforth's name roll by in the credits?

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Well I thought that was one of th best things david did. it was amazing
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Yeah, the way it was shot and the atmosphere was spot on. A really nice piece of video and theatre.

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Amazing and nice to see it is available:)
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Well isn't it sorta of available. It hasnt been release where we might know how to perform it like it was on the db special or has it? They way I understaind it is that a version is avaiable but not the exact one or again am I wrong?
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AO's version "Natural Lottery" does not give you Blaine/Staniforth's ending...just to clarify.

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This effect was my favorite!
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<BR>Chris Hrusa
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Nathan ,

What is the difference in the endings?

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Pm'd ya!

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Nathan I would also love to know the diference in the ending. I'm very interested in this routine
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