The Extraordinary Giveaway of the Christmas Lottery, to be held on December 22, and, with it, the disbursement of extra money that is added to other Christmas expenses: dinners and meals, decorations, gifts … Each tenth costs 20 euros; However, the possibility that some of the prizes will fall on the chosen number is minimal, so most buyers do not settle for a single ticket and start to acquire several, thus increasing the probability of winning an award. .
To be able to do this – bet on several figures at the same time – without scratching their pockets too much, there are those who resort to the lottery clubs: groups of people who decide to play together sharing the expenses and also the possible prizes. Like the participations, they are legal, although it is advisable to follow a series of rules.
How do the Lottery clubs work?
First of all, you have to set some basic premises that all members have to know when taking sides and to which they must adhere: in which draws are you going to participate -beyond in the Christmas Lottery, the clubs can play in the Children’s Club, in the Euromillions, in the Bonoloto … there are as many possibilities as there are raffles-, how much money will each member contribute and how long you have to pay it, if you can buy more than one participation in the same draw, if a commission will be applied, who will buy the tickets and who will keep them.
These rules must be in writing and each participant must receive a copy of the tenth in play.
These are rules that must be implemented whether the club is made up of a Group of friends, smaller, as if it is made up of more people: dozens or hundreds of people who do not know each other and, to communicate and organize, they must resort to the magic of new technologies and the internet; They usually offer their own website or applications through which users pay their shares and receive the part of the prize -if it happens- that corresponds to them (normally, unless the regulation establishes another form of distribution, the part proportional to your investment or participation).
Commissions: the big question
Regardless of their size and the tools they use, both types of peña work in a similar way – and they have to adapt to the same rules – although there is a factor that usually marks the difference between them: while the largest and most professional clubs usually charge a commission and management expenses -which will vary depending on the chosen organization-, the most «amateur» clubs normally dispense with commissions.