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Tico Sentenced To 4 Years in U.S. Prison In Sweepstakes Scam

The Costa Rican, Rodolfo Orozco Aguilar, 44, was sentenced to four years in a U.S. federal prison in a sweepstakes scam netting more than US$3.5 million, according to court documents and officials. Orozco Aguilar and co-defendant Daniel Sibaja, 28, of Buford, Georgia pleaded guilty to...

It Just Won’t Drop, Acumulado Is ¢1.37 Billion For Sunday

The 'acumulado' ball just won't drop. It's been since June since the last time the accumulated jackpot was one. Since, 47 draws = three draws a week - have returned a blank. The next draw on Sunday with the jackpot now at ¢1,370,000,000 colones (some...

¢1.2 Billion Colones Up For Grabs on Friday

Draw after draw, week after week, the "acumulado" ball fails to fall. And with each "blank" the jackpot or acumulado in Spanish grows. This Friday, Sept. 7, the grand prize will be ¢1.2 billion colones. If the acumulado doesn't fall, it will again grow on...

Lottery Denies “Ominous Force” In The Drawing of the Acumulado

Tonight the tombola will spin again for the 'acumulado' prize of ¢1,040 billion colones or add another ten "melons" (million colones) to Sunday's draw. The  acumulado has not been won since June and with each draw that it goes unwon more "melons" get piled on. This...

Lottery Reports Historical Sales For The Record ¢1 Billion Jackpot

Have you bought yours yet? If not, you may be in for a surprise: long lines at lottery stands and your favorite number(s) already taken, as lottery fever heats up for the upcoming ¢1 billion jackpot draw for the 'acumulado' that has not been...

Rooster For Good Luck?

QCOSTARICA - Our friend, Evan Luck from Radio Dos, posted this photo on his Facebook page, captured while walking Avenida Central (the Boulevard) in downtown San Jose. "I guess the lottery vendor brought along his rooster for good luck...I usually wait for the big drawings....

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