Last week, through the medium of Psychic Psally, Nostradamus made a prediction of the winning lottery numbers:

Les sept en trois mois en concorde,

Pour subiuguer dea Alpes Apennines;

Venus sera en cours si vertueux,

Qu'obfusquera du soleil tout a loy.

The initial "L" clearly represents the number 12 - its place in the alphabet. Taken in conjunction with "sept en trois" this is a clear injunction to multiply 7 by 3, making 21, which is then apportioned as 12 (the L) and 9 (the remainder). "Mois" indicates the number 30, the average number of days in a month. Venus, confirmed by "vertueux" signifies "V" or 22, while "obfusquera du soleil" is a clear reference to King Louis XV who put into the shade [succeeded] the sun king [soleil] Louis XIV.

This gives us 9, 12, 15, 22 and 30, but the key word is "dea" in the second line, an obvious misprint for "des". Replacing "s" by "a" is a shift of 18 letters, so, adding 18 to the five numbers above, we arrive at 27, 30, 33, 40 and 48. Finally, the word "tout" in the last line is a simple pun on the number 2.

So the final prediction was 2, 27, 30, 33, 40, 48. Five correct plus the bonus number, netting a six-figure prize.

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