Buying a ticket only slightly improves your chance at winning!
“On Thursday, August 20th, 2009, The Caribbean Lottery will introduce the biggest jackpot game to ever grace our shores. Introducing…Super Lotto, a jackpot game with two sets of numbers carrying a whopping starting jackpot of $5.346 Million dollars!”
So begins the press release received by Barbados Free Press from the CaribPR Wire, Bridgetown, Barbados.
Any ten year old can do the math – that’s not under dispute at all. Only the stupid purchase lottery tickets.
What we’re curious about is… Where does the money go?
Nothing is transparent and there is no law in Barbados that would prevent Gtech – the outside lottery company – from (for instance) employing the wife of a government minister as a “consultant” for a fee.
As we mentioned back in December of 2008 in our article Barbados Lottery: Millions Of Dollars Flowing with No Transparency, No Rules…
Like many other smaller jurisdictions Barbados contracted with an outside firm to run official lotteries. How much “commission” is paid to “outside consultants” by the Barbados government or by the outside lottery company is not only totally unregulated – it is highly secret because if the Barbados public knew who was getting a cut of their lottery money…
…Well, we can’t allow that, can we?
We all hoped that a new Prime Minister would shed some light on the secret cash transactions of the Barbados Lottery, but alas, that didn’t happen. Nor will it.
David Thompson and the DLP promised ITAL (integrity, transparency and accountability legislation). David Thompson promised accountability for all the monies unethically taken from Barbados over the years by the corrupt BLP government.
None of what Thompson and DLP promised has happened – and only a fool would think it will.