In the raffle, 100 prizes of 20 million pesos each were awarded. (Photo: Andrea Murcia / Cuartoscuro)

One of the most anticipated events of September 15 was the realization of the « presidential plane raffle », organized by the National lottery and in which they were chosen 100 winning tickets of 20 million pesos each. However, the government had to disburse 2,000 million pesos for this event and the argument that was used to dispose of the money was that it was « Health expenses ».

He Institute to Give Back to the People the Stolen It was the federal agency that was in charge of delivering the money to the Lotenal, through a determination made by the Social Cabinet of the Presidency, headed by the leaders Andrés Manuel López Obrador, during the session of August 13.

In accordance with Federal Government sources consulted by the portal Political Animal, the justification of « Health expenses » was taken because the winnings from the raffle of the presidential plane will be allocated to the country’s hospitals. In addition, this argument is extremely relevant, because through this figure, the raffle was taken as a priority policy for the Federal Government.

The resources were obtained through the Institute for Returning the Stolen to the People. (Photo: Cuartoscuro)

The resources that the Institute to Give Back to the People the Stolen took for this event were obtained through seizures or recoveries in criminal proceedings and the Social Cabinet of the Presidency is the body in charge of determining what it is spent on.

According to the Organic Law of the Federal Public Administration, this Cabinet is a collegiate instance of “formulation and coordination of the assignment and transfer of insured and forfeited assets in federal criminal proceedings ”and is made up of the Republic President, as well as secretaries of Welfare, Government, Estate, Health and Education, among other officials.

A relevant point in the regulations of this legislation is the indication that the insured assets must be used “for public service, social programs or other priority public policies”.

While they were expected to be sold 6 million pieces for this giveaway, whose value was 500 pesos each, it was only possible to commercialize the 69 percent, which was enough to cover the payment of the 100 prizes of 20 million pesos, that is, the 2,000 million pesos.

Of the total of small pieces, only 69 percent were sold. (Photo: Cuartoscuro)

It is worth mentioning that given the reduced number of sales, various government agencies distributed raffle tickets. An example of this was the Institute of Health for Well-being (Insabi), than delivered one million tickets to nearly 1,000 public hospitals.

Among the most outstanding winners of the Great Special Draw number 235, official name of the draw, were found two hospitals of the Mexican State, one is the Hospital of the Institute of Security and Social Services of State Workers (ISSSTE) of Fresnillo, Zacatecas; and the second is the Hospital General de Zona No.1 of the Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (IMSS) in Tepic, Nayarit.

« Jackpot! Ticket number 5352100 awarded to Hosp. General of Zone No.1 in Tepic of the IMSS. 20 million to improve the hospital! This little piece will be used for the expansion of emergencies and tocosurgery, as well as the remodeling of the laundry”The medical institution tweeted.

For his part, Alejandro Tello, governor of Zacatecas, wrote in that same social network: “My congratulations to the ISSSTE Hospital in Fresnillo, which this afternoon was the winner of one of the 100 prizes of 20 million pesos with ticket number 1285450, undoubtedly great news for the right holders of the mineral”.


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