July 3 is the date for the little Gordo. This is the lottery with the fat prize at the middle of the year.
The Junta de Protección Social said that three top prizes of 450 million colons will be awarded. That’s about $840,000 each. Individual tickets will be 2,000 colons, and a full sheet will be 20,000 colons or about $38.
Chances are slim for any expat winning, but Costa Rica does not tax lottery windfalls.