Mexico: Top execs commit $80M for ‘plane’ raffle
MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s president said Thursday that 75 of the country’s business leaders have committed tens of millions of dollars for a symbolic raffle of the luxurious presidential jet that he has tried unsuccessfully to sell for over a year.
Andres Manuel Lopez
Obrador said the participation by many of Mexico’s wealthiest signals that the private sector is on board with the president’s mission to end the luxuries enjoyed by previous governments.
Lopez Obrador said he collected commitments equal to about $80 million worth of tickets, about half the number to be issued.
The symbolic raffle will have tickets bearing an image of the plane but the actual prize will be $100 million divided among 100 winners. The government will begin issuing tickets in late February for the September drawing.