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  1. psyopticonpsyopticon

    Great topic, ab, hopefully with popular appeal!

    You speculate: “there might be the odd legitimate winner” but most if not all of the big wins are fake.

    One aspect that’s worthy of study is how the Apparatus could deprive those rare but genuine winners of their legitimate prize money.

    In 1994, amid much competition from serial space swindler Sir Richard Branson, private company Camelot was franchised to conduct the British national lottery. Camelot has run the money-printing scam ever since, and is licensed to do so until at least 2023.

    Camelot’s internal systems and accounts are ostensibly audited and regulated by the National Lottery Commission, but this is done so infrequently, and only ever by prior notice.

    Camelot retains all the records for lottery ticket sales, in electronic database form. Those database entries list the ticket terminal location, and the date and time where the winning tickets were supposedly sold.

    Rarely there must be a genuine win; that’s when a real person actually picks the winning numbers, cheating the odds of 14 million to 1 against!

    When this happens, all the scammers need do is insert multiple ‘winning’ ticket entries into the electronic database – after the balls have been drawn. Thereby massively diluting the payout to that one real winner!! Multiple winning tickets are then printed, post-draw, and handed out to accomplices. They then stake their fraudulent claim to a share of the jackpot through the normal, established channels.

    A similar method of fraud was discovered in the South African national lottery, where it had been happening for years. Board members of the lottery operator were reportedly involved, but never publicly identified nor charged.

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