The authorities will launch this July a fiscal receipts lottery to which the government has allocated RON 10 million (approximately EUR 2.2 million) for a six-month period, according to Mediafax newswire. The measure is meant to encourage consumers to ask for fiscal receipts when buying goods or services and thus help fight tax evasion.
The draws will be held by the Romanian National Lottery on the first Sunday after the 15th of each month for receipts issued during the previous month. The winning receipts will be identified by randomly selecting a number between 1 and 999, representing the rounded nominal value of the receipt (VAT included) and a date, representing the date of the receipt. Both Romanians and foreigners can take part in the lottery.
The value of individual cash prizes will depend on the total number of winning receipts for each draw. At the end of last year representatives of the Ministry of Finances said that 160 cash prizes worth an estimated RON 1,200 (EUR 270) each would be awarded each month, 20 for each fiscal region of the National Fiscal Administration (ANAF).
Winners will receive the cash prizes in their bank accounts within 90 days of the draw.