The State Society of State Lotteries and Gambling ( SELAE ) plans to put La Primitiva and EuroMillions up for sale next week, according to the plan to reopen in the de-escalation process, a plan that does not contemplate the return to activity before the next May 18, despite the fact that since Monday, 51% of Spaniards in Phase I.
As of this Monday, May 11, the Government allows the reopening of the lottery administrations to the public in the provinces and areas that have passed to Phase I of the de-escalation, “provided they have a useful surface area for exhibition or sale equal to or less than 400 square meters “, although those inside shopping malls without direct and independent access from the outside are excepted.
However, according to the planning of SELAE to which Europa Press has had access, the state company contemplates two scenarios for the reopening no earlier than next May 18.
In Scenario 1, State Lotteries and Gambling establishes that if next Saturday, May 16, there were some type of recovery of territories for Phase I (the Community of Madrid and much of Catalonia, Castilla y León have been left out and the Valencian Community, except for certain areas within these last three territories), the opening would take place on May 18, with the start of the sale of all active games.
Likewise, in this first scenario, he points out that they would raffle off, in the week of May 18 to 24, La Primitiva and EuroMillions ; and that the raffles for Bonoloto and Gordo de la Primitiva would restart in the week of May 25 to 31.
Regarding Scenario 2, SELAE details that, if on Saturday, May 16, no territories were recovered for Phase I, the opening would take place on May 21, when the sale of all active games will begin, except in the case of EuroMillions that would start on May 23, 2020. The draws for all active games will start on Monday, May 25, 2020.
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In both scenarios, according to SELAE planning, the National Lottery will go on sale again the day the sale of active games begins and the draws will resume on June 11, 2020.
After publishing the Government’s ‘Plan for the Transition towards a new normality’, sources from the state society, consulted by Europa Press, assured that SELAE takes into account ” always the safety of sellers and customers as a priority “, and that ” They take in these establishments all the necessary measures to make commercial activity and citizen safety compatible. ”
State Lotteries and Gambling suspended the sale of all games on March 15 , considering the provisions of the Royal Decree declaring the state of alarm for the management of the health crisis situation caused by the coronavirus .