The lottery office in the Plaza de la Rosa sold winning tickets for last Thursday’s Loteria Nacional, bagging tens of thousands of euros.
The winning ticket, which was drawn as Second Prize, was 58985 and brought in 60,000 if you had the whole number, but a 6,000-euro, ‘not-to-be-sniffed-at,’ if you just bought a decimo belonging to that number.
The woman who runs the lottery office, Carolina Rodríguez, says that she doesn’t know who she sold it to, but even if she did, she wouldn’t let on obviously, without the person’s permission.
In fact, this is far from the first time that she has sold a winning lottery ticket because on one occasion she sold a Euromillon ticket worth 100,000,000 euros in Almuñécar.
Now, anybody who knows me knows that I am bursting to point out that 6,000 euros is exactly one-million pesetas and that therefore the 60,000-euro prize is exactly 10-million euros… and it’s not by coincidence!
I promise I will stop pointing out that even official organisms such as the Lotería Nacional continues to award prizes in peseta-equivalent quantities almost 20 years down the line…when they eventually stop doing it.
(News: Almunecar, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)