Spain’s Lottery Cannot Fix the Struggling Economy

Target: Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy

Goal: Find a better solution for the economy with lottery money

Spain’s annual Christmas lottery brings hope to thousands of citizens who will win enough money to start up their businesses once again. The money will also save a lot of families from poverty, starvation, and bankruptcy. However, Spain’s lottery, which will pay out $2.2 billion, will not help Spain’s struggling economy bounce back from the dismal place it currently finds itself in. Although thousands of people will reap the benefits of the lottery, Spain must look at the bigger picture. The nation as a whole needs to have a better standard of living and thus, the lottery money should be reinvested into rebuilding the economy by supporting projects that will produce jobs.

Fixing an economy is no easy matter, but Spain must use whatever resources it has toward this goal. If there is $2.2 billion laying around for the lottery, the government must reallocate the money in helping the nation as a whole rather than a few thousand people who can afford lottery tickets. This year’s lottery ticket sales have also fallen from the previous year with people spending 8%  less on tickets. The average sales this year was $68 as opposed to last year’s $73. These statistics also show how the economy has affected people’s spending.

Citizens that have the money will win big, with the largest prize going at $976 million. The discrepancy between the prizes also reinforces the dramatic separation between the rich and the poor. The people of Spain need a better and more permanent solution to their dismal economy. The unemployment rate is at a whopping 25% and these people need stable jobs. Although the lottery will bring hope and joy to those who win, it is not enough for the country to bounce back and bloom. The lottery money has to be used for a more effective plan.

The annual lottery will continue next year despite the economy. Spain must realize that it is time to take more drastic measures in saving its economy and get its job rates up. Please urge the Prime Minister to use the lottery money for something more useful.


Dear Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy,

The economy in your nation is getting worse and worse every day. Your citizens are starving and on the brink of poverty, and it is vital that you start to rebuild your nation immediately. The money from the annual Christmas lottery, which is currently at $2.2 billion, may be just what you need to help jumpstart projects that will employ people and stimulate the economy.

I understand that the annual lottery is somewhat a tradition and it also instills hope to those who win and play. But the economy cannot flourish by making some people richer. More people need stable jobs than lottery tickets and you should really consider using that money for the nation as a whole.


[Your Name Here]

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