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The Crazy Guy

The Crazy Guy I'm known amongst the Spanish where I live as "El Loco", largely because, despite my advanced age, I'm always active, doing this and that. So I'm "The Crazy Guy". This blog is about some of the things I've been getting up to lately.

ONCE Upon a Time
Tuesday, February 7, 2023 @ 9:07 AM

By The Crazy Guy

I buy ONCE a week.

A lottery ticket that is. I usually buy it off the man in green and yellow who calls at Bar Encuentro in Benaoján, or from the cuponera in green and yellow in the green and yellow ONCE kiosk outside the bus station in Ronda.

ONCE is of course the Organización Nacional de Ciegos Españoles, the National Blind Society. They have had a licence to run a lottery to raise funds since their formation.

Established in 1938, ONCE’s raison d’être is to provide support for sight-challenged people, in the form of training and employment. Currently, 83% of its workforce is blind or partially sighted.

The lottery offers a range of different products. There is a daily lottery, El Diario (1.50€), Euromillions on Tuesdays and Thursdays (2€), El Cuponazo on Fridays (3€), special lotteries (Loterias Especiales) and various types of scratch cards (Rascas). The special currently is for Día del Padre and costs 5€.

I’ve had several wins on El Cuponazo, but only 3€ each time. I just re-invest my winnings on the next Cuponazo.

Just ONCE, I hope to win a sizeable sum. Pigs might fly, of course!


©  The Crazy Guy




Tags: ciego, Cuponazo, cuponera, Joe King, loteria, lottery, ONCE,

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