The Christmas Lottery dedicates a ticket to Gaudí

On 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 Madrid.


Source: Gaudí International Year (5-7-2002)