International Lottery is a website that allows you to play the online version of various lotteries. It has been in business since 2012 and is licensed by the Curacao government. It offers a variety of games and is available in many countries. Some of the games are instant win, while others require a ticket. The prizes can range from a few hundred dollars to millions of dollars.
Despite warnings from the federal government, consumers are responding to foreign lottery solicitations in droves. Each week the Consumer Protection & Antitrust Bureau receives multiple calls on its hotline from consumers who have received notifications or checks for a foreign lottery, sweepstake or prize draw they did not participate in. These are most likely scams and can cause you to lose your money. It is also illegal for U.S. citizens to play a foreign lottery, so don’t fall for these scams.
Kelly Lowenstein, a professor of multimedia journalism at Columbia College Chicago and Fulbright Specialist, said his team’s investigation into the global lottery industry is unlike previous studies that have looked at state or national lottery industries. The researchers are tracing where the money goes after people pay for tickets. “One of our main findings so far is that eight gaming companies play a huge role in the world’s lottery industry and they heavily fund a nonprofit lobbying association that promotes responsible gambling,” he said.
They are also exploring whether the companies are buying lottery tickets to ensure they are legitimate, and if they are, what percentage of winnings they keep for themselves. They are also examining how much the winners of the major lotteries in different nations receive.