The Extraordinary Draw of the Christmas Lottery has invoiced this year 3,180,097,520 euros, according to provisional data released by State Lotteries. Some data that demonstrate the roots of the Spanish for this raffle that marks the beginning of Christmas and in 2022 it has completed 210 years of history.
Sales have grown by around 5% compared to 2021 and this is the second year in which sales of this Christmas raffle have risen, after the drop registered in 2020 as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Specifically, according to the Christmas Lottery, the draw has invoiced 3,180,097,520 euros, while in 2021 the amount collected was 3,028 million.
The average expenditure per inhabitant has risen to 67.11 euros. The community in which the most lottery sales have been registered has been Castilla y León, with an average of 106 euros per inhabitant; followed by La Rioja, with 97.11; Asturias, with 97.2, and Aragón, with 87.8. On the contrary, the cities of Ceuta and Melilla, with 17.82 and 16.20 euros respectively, are the localities in which the least expenditure has been recorded for each resident.
Lotteries, as a non-profit public entity, allocates all of this amount to Spanish society through its support for the Red Cross, Cáritas and the Spanish Association Against Cancer, which help up to five million vulnerable people in the next four years
In addition, as a result of this deep roots, Lotteries have strengthened their commitment to the world of Culture. This month the archive of the San Sebastian Festival with which he has collaborated for the last four years has been released. In addition, it supports classical theater, with the recent premiere of “La vida es suelo” and has put into circulation a collection of eight tenths in homage to the Generation of ’98.