Italian Lottery for Jobs
1st October 2009 1:06 PM
An Italian supermarket chain will be conducting a lottery draw today (Thursday 1 October), but the winners won’t be receiving cash prizes. Instead, the ten winners of this particular lottery will each get a job! The ‘lottery for jobs’ concept was thought up by the Tigros supermarket chain, and the global credit crunch, which has elevated unemployment levels in Italy, has made it a big hit.
Entry into this rather unique European lottery was open to anyone who spent €30 or more on their shopping at any of the Tigros supermarkets. With a current unemployment rate of around 7.5% (estimates suggest it could climb as high as 8.5% before the end of this year) the Tigros lottery had instant appeal, and no doubt helped the supermarket become even more popular than it was before.
Tigros is currently celebrating 30 years of being in business, so as well as providing a very useful opportunity for Italians who are looking for work, the lottery for jobs scheme has also helped the company to mark its anniversary in a way that puts the customers first.
The ten lucky lottery winners will each be offered a position of employment for twelve months, and if any winner already has a job then they will be allowed to pass their prize onto someone who doesn’t.
Of course, none of this has stopped Tigros shoppers from playing EuroMillions as well. A jackpot of €15 million this Friday 2 October would be enough to solve the career problems of anyone lucky enough to win it. The fortune would also enable the winner to enjoy plenty of visits to their favourite supermarket!
We wish the eventual lottery for jobs winners the very best of luck in their new positions with Tigros, and we also remind anyone who doesn’t win (or didn’t get the opportunity) that they can play EuroMillions online to try and win themselves a €15 million jackpot instead!
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