Since months, I have been hearing quite a lot of rumors since the lotto game has been introduced in Mauritius. Most of you might perhaps agree that these lotto draws are the talk of the town, mostly on weekends…. Shops and other lottery outlets are overcrowded with people who are trying to change their fate by trying to choose the correct 6 numbers. The lotto has been such a success that the 20% of the traditional “Lotterie Vert” tickets were unsold for the end of year draw. For years, most of those tickets were finished before Christmas!
In the month of December 2009, people even complained on a private radio and one of them even said that the draw was not really live on TV. In fact,Â it is broadcast after a few minutes.
Some people say that they don’t trust the 2 guys who are supposed to supervise the draw and ensure that everything is done in a fair way. I even heard other versions, for example; the lotto balls were not of the same size and the smaller ones were the ones which sink to the bottom, thus getting out of the machine. A few days ago, I overheard a few people discussing this topic too… According to them, most of the lucky people are from one community only and this game is turning out to be a lucky one for them 😛
Let me tell you that I don’t know to how much extent the above is true but I want to know what you think about those ‘lucky’ draws?
Finally, everyone will keep on repeating : “Mauriciens p vine zougadère et pu plaigner meme zotte pena casse!”. It’s more or less what the famous sega says : “Rhum la pas bon, to boire meme!“
Disclamer : I maintain that these are only rumours which I heard. I only mentioned them to share what I heard.