The biggest player in the national lotteries is the lottery operator itself, said an auditor who appeared before legislators Thursday.
The lottery is run by the Junta de Protección Social, and the idea is to distribute the profits to a number of agencies. But a change in policy now allows the junta to win if any unsold weekly lottery tickets have the correct number.
The internal auditor is Doris Chen, who appeared before the Comisión Permanente Especial de Control de Ingreso y Gasto Público.
The junta got a lot of heat before Christmas when the grand prize winner of the gordo annual lottery had not been sold. So the junta just kept the money.