Christmas Lottery dedicates a ticket to Gaudí
4th July, Güell Palace hosted the presentation
of a ticket dedicated to Gaudí for this
year's Christmas Lottery.
It is the first time in the history of the National
Lottery - State Lotteries and Betting that the
public presentation has taken place outside its
centre in Madrid.
The event was presided over by Cristóbal
Montoro, Treasury Minister; Jordi Labòria,
first vice-president of the Diputació de
Barcelona; and José Miguel Martínez,
General Director of State Lotteries and Betting.
According to Montoro, the vignette which will
appear on the ticket dedicated to Gaudí
shows the sculptural ensemble The Holy Family
in the Nativity, placed on the Charity Portal
of the Sagrada Família. In total, 118 million
tickets will be issued with this image to be sold
throughout Spain for 20 euros each.
The Christmas Lottery draw is the most important,
popular and emblematic of the year. This will
be the first held using euros and will distribute
70% in prizes. The first prize of the series will
total 2 million euros. Overall, 18,754 prizes
in diverse categories will be distributed.
The draw will take place on 22nd December 2002
in the State Lotteries and Betting Draw Hall in