How the Spanish Lottery Helps Society
The National Lottery was created as a way for the Spanish State to raise funds for health, culture, and sports, with a percentage of all lottery sales being used to finance such things. Today there are special draws that are held to raise money for particular projects. Examples of these are draws that were organized to assist the Spanish Association against Cancer, the Red Cross and Murcia 2001. As far as supporting sporting activities is concerned, the national lottery has collaborated with the Soccer World Cup (1982), Barcelona’s Olympic Games and the Ski World Championship, among others.
The National Lottery designates a good percentage of money raised from ticket sales to improve roads, construct new hospitals and develop campaigns against various forms of discrimination. General culture is also supported, and lottery tickets are usually illustrated with different designs that reflect this fact, with themes relating to literature, science and history.