In Indonesia, the lottery is very popular. It’s a game that gives people from all walks of life equal chance to win the jackpot. Even the poor can buy lottery tickets and have the chance to win big. The cost of the tickets is extremely low, and the chance of winning a big jackpot is very attractive.
The lottery is run by the Ministry of Religious Affairs, which appoints lottery operators on a rotating basis. Each Friday, tens of thousands of ticket sellers queue up outside the lottery office. They sell daily tickets, which are referred to as ‘Hanul’ in Jakarta, and ‘Gili’ in Bali.
The Gudskul and Parasite Lottery both leverage creative communities as public intellectuals, and seek sustainability measures inspired by local principles. The two institutions have the potential to become exemplars of sustainability in the creative industries. Similarly, Sindikasi reminds us that cultural producers must extend the scope of care beyond creative production to include care beyond production. This includes creating a legal environment that’s conducive to all parties.
Indonesia’s lottery is a popular topic of conversation. While people rarely mention their losses, people brag about their wins and often make predictions about the next lotto result. In addition to the social and economic benefits, the lottery allows people to discuss their experiences in new ways.