Online Lottery For Indonesians
Despite the ban on online lottery games in Indonesia, some people have found ways to still play their favourite lottos. Some have been going to the local internet cafes where they can play USA and Europe lotteries. Others have been relying on services that will buy and sell tickets for them.
The shio is popular in rural Flores due to its social nature, which allows villagers to share their winnings with their families. This is in addition to the fact that winnings can be used for medical and funeral expenses. As a result, the lottery draws become a central part of day-to-day conversations. People, young and old, brag about their winnings. They also discuss their skills in predicting the results, which are often based on interpretations of omens and portentous sightings.
Dreams are interpreted as messages from the ancestors and therefore as trustworthy predictors of the results. And, of course, there are all sorts of charts based on numerology and the Chinese zodiac that are consulted for their ability to reveal future numbers. While interpreting omens is not new for the inhabitants of Flores, the shio provides a foreign and relatively novel lens through which to explore these omens.
The shio has been the subject of intense controversy and protests by Muslim groups. The government has responded by rescinding its extension permit, which was made in September. The decision was announced at a meeting between Social Affairs Minister Endang Inten Suweno and parliamentarians.