Internet lotteries are used to collect your email address. There is a large amount of them of which are not regulated by the government association that is specified for such things. Not only that, but many times there are no real lottery. You can know them when you receive a message saying you have won a lottery that you didn’t even enter in the first place.
They will then sell this to marketing companies which will in turn send you countless spam messages. You will see where they ask you for your email address so that they can let you know if you win. Right away you should know that this is not a legitimate lottery, because legitimate lotteries don’t notify customers by email. They will contact you by phone, or registered mail, even by person but never by email. In most scenarios there is not even a prize for entering the online lottery so your email address is given out in vain.
The people that run online lotteries are just like the common crook. They prey on people to get their email addresses so that they can be sent out to firms that will flood your inbox with unwanted ads. All you women who have received messages about male enhancement drugs know what I mean. Not only do they flood you with spam but when you try to unsubscribe you continue to get messages long after the 7 days or 10 days they stated it would take to get you off their list.