Have you won the lottery?

well, this OAP mentioned by the BBC thought she’d won two of them…

The key thing to remember, as the UK National Lottery used to say on it’s adverts – “You’ve got to be in it to win it” – so if you’ve not entered a lottery, by buying a ticket, the chances of you winning a jackpot are exactly zero.

Plus, it’s normally the case that only residents of a particular country are eligible to enter that countries lottery. For example, according to the T&C’s on the UK National Lottery website, prospective players must be resident in the UK or Isle of Man.

Given that the chances of winning the UK lottery if you have bought a tickets are something like fourteen million to one against, the chances of winning a lottery in a foreign country which you’ve never heard of and certainly haven’t bought a ticket in are exactly zero – so why do people beleive these scammers?

How are people so gullible?

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