National Lottery

Posted on March 17, 2017 By

The lottery in Spain came from the hand of Carlos III, who imported it from a tradition of Naples and was equal to the now called primitive lottery. The first draw was conducted on December 10, 1763. The modern lottery, as we know it, was born in Cadiz in 1811, at the initiative of Ciriaco Gonzalez Carvajal to contribute funds to the Treasury who remained resentful for the war of independence. Conceived as a means of increasing revenue for the public purse without breach of taxpayers, the first draw takes place in Cadiz on March 4, 1812. Circumscribed in principle to Cadiz and San Fernando, jump then Ceuta and throughout Andalucia, as the withdrawal of the Napoleonic armies progressed. On February 28, 1814 is celebrated the first draw in Madrid, since then headquarters of national lottery tickets, baptized by the village as modern lottery. It is believed according to some evidence, that the lottery existed in local applications, but only in 1763 (although others consider as date of beginning the year 1776), Carlos III of Spain created the Real lottery that rewarded five numbers ranging from ninety (similar to the current family lottery).

The benefits were provided to hospitals and nursing homes. In 1812 the Cadiz Cortes created a lottery in which the numbers were divided into quarters instead of tenths. Also a quarter of the proceeds went to the State and the remaining three quarters to the prize. At the beginning of the 19th century it became very popular this game; and already in the beginning of the 20th century, the Christmas draw with greater award was established. The lottery game, adopts the name of the national lottery in 1911. Other interest games invented are: El Taco Tac, which was a variation of the lottery and appeared on January 25, 1984. The Lotus sport was invented in 1985 by the President of the National Olympic Committee and French sports Nelson Paillou. A variation of the game called green carpet appeared in 1987. The Cash appeared in April 1989. In Belgium, in the same year, Pierre-Louis Prade created the Lotologica machine that records the statistical data to be consulted. Original author and source of the article