Despite assurances by the Junta de Protección Social de San José (JPS) – Costa Rica lottery – that almost 100% of all tickets have been sold, lottery sales have been flat.
This because the “Gordo” -the big Christmas lottery – prize went unclaimed for the winning ticket never left the JPS archives.
The consolation lottery as it is called is on Sunday December 30.
The cost of the “entero” – a whole ticket made up of 20 portions – is ¢10.000, each “fracción” or portion is ¢500.
The winning prize pays out ¢90 million colones.