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?