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Puerto Rico turns store receipts into lottery tickets
Don't throw out that lunch receipt: It could be worth $1,000.
That's the idea behind a campaign to force Puerto Rico's many tiny markets, food stalls and other mom-and-pop businesses to collect sales tax.
Puerto Rico's Treasury Department is transforming receipts into lottery tickets, printing contest numbers on each receipt and holding weekly drawings for cash prizes ranging from $100 to $1,000. It also plans to have a monthly drawing for a car.
A pilot program started in December in t ...
Feb 8, 2011, 9:30 am - Lottery News forum
Vacationing man wins $1M scratch-off lottery jackpot
Most folks pick up a T-shirt or a mug commemorating their vacation, but Wilman Bravo of Puerto Rico is bringing home a fat wad of green after winning $1 million on a scratch-off lottery ticket.
Bravo, 66, spent 40-plus years raising his three children and working as a press operator in central Connecticut before retiring to Sabana Hoyos, Puerto Rico, last year. He returned to the Constitution State last week to visit his kids.
On Wednesday, Bravo popped into one of his old favorite pit sto ...
Jul 23, 2010, 8:44 am - Lottery News forum
Scientific Games Wins 7-Year Puerto Rico Lottery Contract
Scientific Games Corporation announced that it has been named the apparent winner of the online lottery contract for Puerto Rico.The contract is estimated to be worth $66.7 million and is for a term of seven years. The contract is subject to the negotiation of final terms and conditions. This is a very important strategic win for us at Scientific Games, said Scientific Games Chairman and CEO Lorne Weil. Over the last few years we have proven that we are the fastest growing participant in the ...
May 13, 2004, 1:15 pm - Lottery News forum
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