Governments authorize lotteries and casinos to open and operate, after filling out a lot of paperwork. Everyone knows what a casino is. Assuming you're at least 21, you can go to a casino to gamble, no matter who you are or where you're from. Legislation is in place that prohibits people from winning any lotteries that are outside of their own national jurisdictions, however. They are somewhat similar to casinos, but they require outlets to sell their tickets, such as your local convenience, grocery, or liquor stores. It is simply a way for small businesses to make a little extra cash on the side.
Corporations are another matter, however. Coca-Cola, Microsoft, Shell, Cargill, Chevron/Texaco, Blackberry, and others make so much money that they don't even bother with lotteries. So, whenever you see spam that says you've won some "large corporate lottery," you know it's a bunch of BS. There's a few more "beverage" lottery scams linked here, a lot more of them here, and there are some lottery scam videos here, from YouTube. Please follow me on Twitter @inscamerated. Thank You!
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