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Against all Odds

(Based on 2 reviews)
Categories: General, Close Up
Media Type: Trick
Publisher: Alakazam UK

Product Description

If there is one thing we all have in common it's that everybody wishes they could predict the Lottery and with odd of almost 14,000,000 to 1 it seems very unlikely!

Lottery fever is a worldwide phenomenon and there was a time you couldn't walk in to a shop without seeing some novelty way of generating your numbers.

The Lottery Deck is one of those ways. The idea is simple, mix the deck, select six cards and take you chance! BUT what if nothing was left to chance? What if you could actually predict the lottery?

Based on an idea by Mark Elsdon (the rights to which were purchased by Alakazam almost 10 years ago) The Alakazam team have added a new design, more kickers, new handlings and new ideas!

Against All Odds is a true coming together of minds

Mark Elsdon, Peter Nardi, Dave Loosley And Andy Smith have each played with this incredible routine for the past few years and now it time to share the routines and ideas with you.

Against All Odds is a custom designed and printed deck which looks perfect in every way.

Basic Effect
After a very fair mixing and selection procedure (no equivoque) you spectator is left with 6 cards each depicting a different number lottery ball.

You now hand them a Lottery ticket with exactly the same numbers on! (The ticket may even be handed to them before the effect even begins)

Against All Odds has taken this incredible plot and made the selection process seem so free and fair, Your spectator will suspect nothing and feel like they have made every decision themselves yet, "The Numbers Will Always Match Perfectly"!

Against All Odds complete with:Custom Printed Deck Multiple handling's for both close up, Parlour and stage Bonus cards and routine With Against All Odds in your pocket you are set to perform a 5-10 min close up or cabaret set that you spectators will not forget.

Against All Odds of trick is easy to learn, easy to use and not like any other pick a card trick.
Date Added: Mar 19th, 2015
MLA SKU: 550a73f4e68b7


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Official Review

June 25th, 2015 3:21am
Reviewed by Stuart Philip
To be honest, I was not expecting the spectator reactions that I received from performing this trick. After watching the promotional video, I thought it was a good trick with an engaging patter. I thought it would be received well, but I really underestimated the effect it was going to have on spectators. After about a dozen performances, I can honestly say that the reactions could not be better. All of the spectators walked away with “winning” lottery numbers and almost all of them promised that they were actually going to play the lottery this weekend. Alakazam Magic and Mark Elsdon have a hit, again.

Against All Odds is a lottery prediction trick with a specially printed deck of cards. These cards have pictures of lottery balls on the faces and are not regular playing cards. Although I have not seen this before, apparently a deck of lottery cards were popular in England to help people randomly pick numbers for the lottery. The backs of these cards all look the same... [Read More]

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Official Review

July 18th, 2015 2:36am
Reviewed by Doc Johnson


This is a great routine with many opportunities to create your own stunning routine. In watching the video, I came up with an idea that I think would be tremendous. See the Suggestions section for my thoughts on this.

In addition to the routine, Peter created a magic square to use in conjunction with this effect.

The props are of great quality, and the instruction is also very thorough and very good.

The effect is excellent for close-up, strolling, or stage, with different suggestions for each type of performance.
Reset is so simple, it is reset automatically as you collect the selected cards.


You get one gimmicked deck. You don’t get a matching ungimmicked deck, so the deck is not examinable. In the suggestions section, I have an idea where, using the principles taught, you create your own decks.


A great effect, high quality props, and excellent instruction.

This routine is stunning and people all over the world will... [Read More]

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