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Jackpots for heritage: France to debut lottery to fund upkeep of historic sites

One of the many things France is renowned for is its treasure trove of heritage and incredible buildings. Yet preserving such a wealth of history can be costly and tourism can only bring in so much. Now the government is launching a new heritage lottery to restore endangered landmarks around the country.

The concept of the heritage lottery is simple. Buy a €15 scratchcard and be in with a chance to win a €1.5 million jackpot while the rest of the funds will be allocated towards restoring 18 properties around the country. The lottery will begin in September and run for a limited period but there are already plans to continue the project in 2019.


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