Yes, you can raise the price of a tenth of the Christmas Lottery, this has been the case throughout history.

Yes, you can raise the price of a tenth of the Christmas Lottery, this has been the case throughout history.

this christmas lottery It is one of the events that almost everyone not only attends but also knows. Those who play in this lottery know that the lottery, which has been held at the Teatro Real for years, is held on December 22 every year -how many people do not participate in any game of chance but participate in it!-. de Madrid and that the numbers and awards were sung by the boys and girls of San Ildefonso. They also know that the first prize in the lottery is known as El Gordo (the prize everyone expects to win), and yes, they also know that: one tenth costs 20 euros. At least until now.

It’s been talked about for a few days: probability of one-tenth the price going up, in the framework of the inflation experienced by Spain. The truth is that there has been no official statement or any progress by the State Lottery and State Betting Authority (SELAE), but the head of the institution, Jesús Huerta Almendro, recalled in the same presentation of the campaign. for more than two years the price had not risen and that “at some point” it will have to go up. Will this rise be in 2023? Currently unknown.

They met more than once with “sales point associations” from SELAE and the possibility of making a raise “even if it is a reference” was evaluated, although they stated that they did not want it from the institution. tax the draw “more”, although they don’t rule it out for the future. This wouldn’t be the first time: The price of Christmas Lottery tickets has been increasing year by year since then. now stingy 40 reais (about 10 pesetas), cost when the lottery was first held in 1812.

A century later, at the beginning of the 20th century, the tenth cost about 100 pesetas, 20 duro, which equates to about 60 euro cents – although of course the value of the money is not the same. During the Spanish civil war, the price was retained, but there was a time when, in reality, one-twentieth rather than one-tenth was sold, so each ticket was equivalent to twenty shares, not ten, and and costing 100 pesetas each. It should be noted that the war not only stopped the draw, it has been a year, in 1938 two different draws were made, one in Burgos and the other in Badajoz.

By the middle of the century, the price of a tenth, already completely framed by Francoism, began to rise, and did it pretty brutally: Started costing 500 pesetas per tenth in 1966, but doubled to 1,000 pesetas the following year. Ten years later, in 1977, the price of one-tenth doubled again to 2,000 pesetas, and in just three years it had risen again to 2,500 pesetas. That price lasted a little over ten years, and it happened in 1991. recent rise in the price of one-tenth of the pesetareached 3,000 pesetas in the nineties.

The year Spain said goodbye to give the peseta welcome to the common european currency This was when the last price increase for the de facto tenth car took place. Since 2002, a tenth of the Christmas Lottery has cost 20 euros; year to “adjust” prices to euros.

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