Lottery of Indonesia
The lottery of Indonesia is an old tradition and has been around for centuries. In fact it was brought to Indonesia by the Dutch and today millions of people in the archipelago play it daily. This is an important part of Indonesian culture and people love to share their lottery wins with their friends and family, usually in the form of sweets or drinks.
Despite the lottery ban most Indonesians still enjoy playing it, especially when they can buy tickets online and win big jackpots. Most choose the USA Powerball and Mega Millions games and many also play European Euromillions.
It is also interesting to note that the lottery has always been a popular pastime in rural Flores. Often women will make small bets with their family, and men often take pride in making predictions that have been proved correct.
Even young children will sometimes make a few bets for themselves, often in the name of fun. They are proud of their predictions and tell their parents which combinations they chose, and why they won.
There is a popular lottery in the city of Surabaya that raises money for the government. This lottery is called Nalo and was formed by the governor of the province.
Another lottery is the shio (sports coupon). This lottery features numbers from football matches of 14 professional clubs with prizes that range from Rp. 4 million to Rp. 8 million.
This is a popular pastime in rural Flores, and it has been observed that the lottery can be used as a way of redistribution within communities. Nevertheless, it has a net negative impact on small villages as money is left behind when the draw takes place.