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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 2015: EUR 1,805,311,780
Number of Employees (Full Time): 21,011
# Points of Sale: 29,845
On-line Vendor: N/A
Internet Gaming System: N/A
Instant Ticket Vendor: N/A
Games Offered:
Other Activities:
Cupón, Draw type, Instant Games
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

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


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