|Posted: March 23, 2006, 8:37 pm - IP Logged|
About ten years ago I was involved with a multi-level marketing deal where the product was - Powerball tickets! Think about it, the sales are there. the guy who put it together was very sharp, this was in the early days of home computers and he knew databases.
There was simply a one or two page flyer that was sent out, and the ad copy was simply, "Want to get paid to play the Lotto, whetehr you win or not?"
The way it was set up was that everyone had all the Powerball numbers so some money would be coming in.
This was really the only network marketing thing I ever yried where I was actually getting checks from. For about a month. Then the guy who put it together got a cease-and-desist letter from the government about lotteries and interstate commerce. OK for Powerball and now Mega Millions to do it but not individuals.
Interestingly, I recentl got a letter from a group calling themselves Lotto Magic, doing the same thing with the Florida Lottery.