Foreign Lotteries

You hear the state lotto jingle on the radio. The jackpot has been raised to $10 million. You’ve got lotto fever! Next thing you know there’s a brochure in your mailbox urging you to participate in some foreign country’s lottery — maybe one in Australia or Canada — via the convenient mail-order purchase of lottery tickets, or of a share in a pool of lottery tickets.

We’ve got a hot tip for you: Don’t fall for it! Here’s why: