A lot of people in Indonesia love to play the lottery game, especially when there is a big jackpot like the USA Powerball or Mega Millions and also the European Euromillions. It is easy to buy tickets online in Indonesia through an online lottery agent and you can get lucky sometimes.
The lottery is also a great source of income for many families in Indonesia, but it is illegal and can be abused by gangs and mafioso groups that often use the winning ticket numbers to get rich. However, the lottery is not the only way for a poor person to get a better life, they can always try to find work and make money.
Indonesians who live in the country are mostly Muslim and so there are a lot of ultra religious people who have pushed legislation that made it impossible for Indonesians to play the lottery. They are very good at making up excuses and rumors to ban the lottery.
Despite being very popular in Indonesia, the lottery was banned for many years because of rumors and excuses from people who want to get rich. These rumors and excuses were not checked out by the facts or statistics.
In the Netherlands, artists and art organisations use a lottery model for cultural funding which survives despite the dwindling of other cultural budgets. The Parasite Lottery project adapts and fuses this system with arisan, a commons-oriented micro-crediting system popular in Indonesia, to invite a number of art organizations of different scales together as bidders and winners through a lottery drawing system.