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Organización Nacional de Ciegos Españoles
Address: Calle Prado 24 28014 Madrid, Spain
E-mail Address:
Phone: +34 91 589 4600
Fax: +34 91 429 3118
Population: 40 million
General Director:
Coordinator of the Economic and Gaming Consultancy:
Angel Sánchez Cánovas

Agustín Lorenzo López
Year Lottery Founded: 13th December 1938
Sales FY 2002:
Sales FY 2003:
Sales FY 2006:
EUR 2,383.168 millions
EUR 2,299.34 millions
EUR 2.1 Billion
Number of Employees: 28,281 (Cupón Sellers:23,095)
On-line Vendor: N/A
Internet Gaming System: N/A
Instant Ticket Vendor: N/A
Games Offered:
Other Activities:
Cupón, Draw type
Social Services for the Blind and Visual impaired persons.
Beneficiaries: Blind, Visually impaired and Disabled persons
Jurisdiction: Spain


The Spanish National Organisation of the Blind is a public law corporation with 59,408 affiliates, as of December 31st 2000, broken down into 30,262 men and 29,146 women. Membership of the Organisation is open to Spanish blind and seriously visually impaired persons, whose visual acuity or field of vision is less than or equal to ten per cent of the normal values.
The ONCE was founded on December 13th 1938 and, since 1982, its members have democratically elected their leaders every four years.
The ONCE's principal source of income is a lottery that the ONCE itself runs through a state concession, thanks to which it is able to carry out all the good social work the institution undertakes. The 'coupon' (the popular name for this lottery) provides a decent, stable job for 23,000 salespersons, 15,000 of whom are blind and visually impaired affiliates, while the rest are persons with other disabilities. The 'coupon' accounts for over 11% of the total Spanish gaming market.

News Archive for CY2017
July 25, 2017 ONCE Report Increased Sales of Its Gaming Products by 6.2% in 2016 to €1,918.3 Million

News Archive for CY2016
September 19, 2016 ONCE to Release Ticket dedicated to Autonomic Parliaments
May 6, 2016 ONCE and Canary Parliament Reinforced Its Commitment to Move Towards a More Accessible Chamber
April 8, 2016 Increase in Lottery Winnings Tax Raises €451 Million in 2015

News Archive for CY2015
December 21, 2015 Government Modifies Agreement with the ONCE, the Organization Now Has the Ability to Sell Lottery Tickets Inside and Outside Spain
December 9, 2015 OID Calls for End to ONCE Lottery Monopoly
October 9, 2015 Interview with ONCE Director General
September 6, 2015 Lottery Tax Raises 5.4% More Revenue in 1H 2015
August 13, 2015 New Advertising Regulation Could Threaten Christmas Lottery Announcements
February 5, 2015 State Lottery Begins the Process of Selecting Over 600 New POS Outlets

News Archive for CY2014
Oct 4, 2014 ONCE Calls for Halt to Illegal Gaming
August 14, 2014 Ticket Sellers Union Demand the Elimination of "Mandatory Minimum Monthly Lottery Sales" Targets
May 23, 2014 ONCE Calls on Government to Reverse Its Decision to Impose a 20% Tax on Lottery Winnings
May 22, 2014 The Complutense University of Madrid, awarded the II International ONCE Contest of Responsible Gaming Research
April 1, 2014 Spanish Treasury Grossed 55% Less Than Expected from Lotteries
February 20, 2014 ONCE Launch New Scratch Game Inspired by the TV Show ‘Catch a million’
January 30, 2014 ONCE dedicates draw 1st February to 75th anniversary of the Historic Efe
January 21, 2014 ONCE Doing Great Things for Millions of Disabled People In Spain

News Archive for CY2013
December 3, 2013 ONCE received the Gold Medal of Navarra
November 11, 2013 ONCE and its Foundation and the Chambers of Commerce Sign Collaboration Agreement
October 9, 2013 ONCE granted 2013 Prince of Asturias Concord Award
September 9, 2013 O.N.C.E Celebrates its 75th Aniversary
September 9, 2013 Lottery Organizations Call for the Immediate Withdrawal of Spain’s Controversial Tax on Prizes
August 20, 2013 Illegal Gambling Operations Impact on Lotteries Revenue and Distribution to Good Causes
August 3, 2013 Lottery Applauded for Economic and Social Exercise Of 2012
July 5, 2013 Study Suggests Decline in Spending on Games of Chance
July 5, 2013 ONCE launches 2nd International Contest on Responsible Gaming Research
July 5, 2013 Newly Enacted Tax on Lottery Winnings Raise More Than €100 Million in Its First Five Months of Operation
June 7, 2013 Lottery Organization Says Government Tax is Having Significant Impact on Sales
May 20, 2013 The Supreme Court Will Decide Whether the ONCE Should Return €31 Million as Agreed by the Council of Ministers


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