posted on Apr, 30 2018 @ 12:54 PM
a reply to: DigginFoTroof
I think i remeber hearing a conversation about a book where the plot was that the state or some group had a lottery, then they would contact a person
and say 'Now listen we will give you half a million dollars to pretend you bought a ticket and won the 100 million dollar lottery"
Its a win win, the "winner" gets a guaranteed half a mil, the people running the lottery get to keep a much bigger percentage of ticket sales than
they elsewhise would have.
I think in this book the "winner" outs this scheme to try to bget more money, and then the state or whatever tries to kill him.
I think its farfetched, but it seems like a fun story. But who knows it could happen.
I do know that there are laws on the books based off of a raffle scheme that use to be common when our country was very young.
A group would go around and sale chances to win a cow or horse or some other animal.
Then they would go to the winner and apologize that the animal had died, but refund the winners money or even give them a small consolation with their
Only problem was this was a scam, the sellers keep all of the money and do not have to give the winner the prize, and because the winner gets their
money back they dont really raise a stink.
There were actual laws passed in the US focusing on this.