Following months of the “acumulado” ball not dropping in the three weekly draws, it did Tuesday, with the lucky winner(s) taking home a whopping ¢1.790 tax-free billion colones.
Screen capture from Teletica
According to the Junta de Protección Social (JPS) – state lottery – the entire winning number and series was purchased in Cuidad Quesada (San Carlos), in the province of Alajuela.
This morning (Wednesday), television crews were camped out in the northern city’s park waiting on the winning ticket selling vendor to show for work, to get her opinion.
The last time the acumulado ball was drawn in was last June. Since, the JPS has been reducing the number of blank balls by one with each draw the acumulado did not fall and the jackpot increasing by ¢20