Monday 2 August 2021

Woman walked aorund with her ¢135 million Lotto ticket in ther purse for 16 days

A lottery vendor was the one who reviewed the piece of paper and sent the older adult straight to the lottery board to get her winnings

Paying the bills


Key week for the government to define future restrictions

QCOSTARICA - The sanitary measures, that include the vehicular...

Neither restrictions, closures, nor rain kept the faithful from Cartago

QCOSTARICA - Despite the cancellation of the romeria, the...

Dengue regresses almost 300% in Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - As has happened with other viral diseases,...

Aldesa bankruptcy demanded: It would have altered accounting data

QCOSTARICA -The Bankruptcy Court of the First Judicial Circuit...

August 2 traditional mass in Cartago

TODAY COSTA RICA - Despite the cancellation of the...
Paying the bills


QCOSTARICA – From the truly unbelievable, a 75-year-old woman, a regular at playing the lottery, carried around her winning ticket for 16 days and then luck struck her for a second time, an honest lottery vendor who didn’t take advantage of her.

Thewoman lives in Desamparados, but bought the Lotto in Turrialba. Photo: Jeffrey Zamora.

It was on Thursday, December 3, when the senior asked an authorized vendor of the Lottery to review her ticket. To her and his surprise, it was a winner of no more and no less than ¢135 million colones (US$223,000).

- Advertisement -

The man, Felipe Díaz, who works a lottery vending kiosk in San Jose, said he was so surprised at the prize amount the lady had been carried in her purse for more than two weeks and was scared to tell her how much she had won, telling her she had to go to the Lottery office to claim her prize because it was higher than he was authorized to pay out.

That same day she want to the offices of the Junta de Protección Social (JPS), the government agency that runs the lotteries, who got the surprise of her life.

The JPS did not reveal the woman’s name for security reasons, saying only she is a resident of Desamparados and that she had bought the lottery ticket in Turrialba.

The JPS has paid out this year ¢4,57 billion colones in prizes.

In the past, unscrupulous vendors have taken advantage of the situation, mostly the elderly, into paying out a fraction of the real prize, persons not knowing that th payments of high prizes are only made in the offices of the JPS.


- Advertisement -


- Advertisement -
Paying the bills
Q Costa Rica
Reports by QCR staff

Related Articles

The lottery games are back, first draw on May 8

Not only have we had to endure staying at home, can't...

Unstoppable, The Illegal Lottery Business in Costa Rica

"All numbers sold," says a huge makeshift sign placed in a...

Subscribe to our stories

To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.

Log In

Forgot password?

Forgot password?

Enter your account data and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Your password reset link appears to be invalid or expired.

Log in

Privacy Policy

Add to Collection

No Collections

Here you'll find all collections you've created before.