Tonight the tombola will spin again for the ‘acumulado’ prize of ¢1,040 billion colones or add another ten “melons” (million colones) to Sunday’s draw.
Photo courtesy JPS
The acumulado has not been won since June and with each draw that it goes unwon more “melons” get piled on.
This is unprecedented in the history of the acumulado. Some have begun to think there is an ominous force at play, like the use of a magnet to keep the acumulado ball from falling (being drawn) from the tombola.
Other theories include that the person who puts the balls in the tombola is a “gatazo”, that somehow manages to get the acumulado ball to stay away from the drop hole. Then there is the theory of the “hot and cold” balls