Slovakia launches receipt lottery to fight tax evasion
BRATISLAVA (AFP) - Every store receipt in Slovakia will double as a lottery ticket as of September, the finance ministry said on Monday in a bid to fight tax evasion.
Residents will be able to register the serial number of each receipt in a national lottery system from which 10 winners will be drawn twice a month.
The top prize will be 10,000 euros (S$17,100), but lucky shoppers will also be able to score smaller sums of cash or a new car.
"We want to give people an incentive to request a receipt every time they make a purchase and help prevent tax evasion," Finance Minister Peter Kazimir told reporters.