Should you buy lottery tickets?

Lottery scammers and personal experience

My lottery story

I'll start with my story. I first played the lottery when I was a teenager, then the parents decided to try their luck, starting to buy Russian Lotto tickets, Golden Key and TV Bingo, and I checked them, but luck never smiled at us – won only small amounts. There was a case, when we were one step away from a big win in the Russian lotto. In the third round of the draw, we almost won an apartment, only the last digit was different our ticket numbers from number winner, the winner himself was listed as sold in Yekaterinburg, that is, in another region. As many people know, tickets are sold in packs with numbers in order, and how part of the pack could get to another region – for a long time remained a mystery to me. I remember this moment in detail only for one reason.: we missed part of the draw on TV, caught only the moment, when the missing numbers were called, and they were all on the ticket, but we deliberately went to check him for winning in the first two rounds. It's been about 15 years old, and only now I understand, that it was part of the scam scheme. How such schemes work? You will find the answer in this article..

Most residents of our country always have an acute question about either their own housing, or about improving living conditions, so the thought never left me to buy my own home, but with the salary of the average citizen, this is simply an impossible task. In the spring 2012 one of my friends bought a lottery ticket “gold fish”, when we passed the lottery kiosk, but I won nothing. But I saw an opportunity in this, started buying tickets too, but only on the Internet. Sure, most of the tickets lost, or won little money. I was almost desperate and wanted to abandon this venture, but, by analyzing circulation tables, found a way to stay in a small minus or in the plus, subject to the purchase of a large number of tickets. To tell the truth, break-even runs pass 2-3 once a year, and not in all lotteries. The purpose of participating in such circulations – this is an attempt to compete for a big prize, and pay off the main costs with small prizes. I want to notice right away, that it was much more profitable to buy tickets on the Internet, since in Interlot (Golden Key) gave bonuses up to 25% from the cost of purchased tickets, in the TV Bingo show every third ticket was a gift, and only in Stoloto there were no bonuses. Of course, if you bought lottery tickets at a kiosk, there could be no talk of any bonuses.

Using this method, I became very rare, but still win pretty good amounts, but no matter how much I play – more 250 000 I could not win rubles for one ticket. In order not to be unfounded and not to give reasons to object, that all this is not true, as proof, I published an article “Examples of winnings”, which contains photos (screenshots) winning tickets.

Why did they meet me halfway?

The total amount of my winnings was significant (near 350 thousand. rub.), other winners were increasingly giving negative reviews about delayed payments on various sites, and I got it, that no one will give me anything just like that. Therefore, I decided to check the honesty of their jokes and found a number of violations.. for example, in the lottery “gold fish” there was no guaranteed collection of words in every bundle, as promised in the circulation advertisement; jackpots were won by ticket, which has always only sold one of the pack. I submitted all this evidence to the tax service of the city of Moscow, since, according to the law, it is the tax office that oversees the observance of the lottery law. They examined the evidence I sent and made the decision to conduct an unscheduled field audit., which showed gross violations during the circulation; such checks, caused by my requests, there were three. The saddest thing is, that in practice, the tax office has no way of influencing the fairness of the drawing and the payment of prizes, she can only sue the lottery operator to revoke his lottery license or issue a fine. The maximum fine in practice is 50 000 rub. In other words, you can pay 50 000 rubles fine and at the same time pick up jackpots. I can guess, that they were tired of these checks and they decided to pay me everything.

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