Bogota‘s lottery manager warned Friday the sale of fake lottery tickets was costing the city’s health sector more than $650,000 a month.
The Colombian capital’s health service receives 12-16% of the proceeds from legal lottery ticket sales.
The hundreds of thousands of dollars it misses out on due to the extensive practice of illegal tickets sales amounts to about 20% of the total it should be receiving.
Jose Guillermo Encinales, who runs the scheme, warned people to check vendors identity cards to prove they were officially issued by the lottery. People should call 3351535 in the case of any irregularity.