Don’t buy lottery scam tickets

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LOTTERY sellers are up in arms over tricksters selling unauthorised and dodgy coupons.
Almeria’s ONCE vendors joined the demonstrations earlier this week, complaining about the central government’s slowness to take action on this issue.
The ONCE organisation for the blind and the disabled is one of Spain’s largest employers but illegal draws endanger their livelihood, claim 20,000 lottery sellers.
The union representing ONCE employees, UTO-UGT, has launched a nationwide campaign entitled “Illegal gaming isn’t a game” and organised protests throughout Spain.
Around 30 people in Almeria province are allegedly misleading the public with lottery tickets that resemble the ONCE coupons. “We know who they are, but they come and go,” said Juan Burgos who demonstrated along with 20 other sellers outside the Madrid government’s sub-delegation in Almeria.
The public should always ensure that the coupons they buy bear the organisation’s official stamp, an ONCE spokesman said.

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