These little radios are all over rural Panama. It is great entertainment to watch and hear the scratchy voice in Spanish on the little radio, and wait and visit during the drawing. Here is the only radio in the house. Typical and fun.
The winnings are smaller than the states, but there are many winners. I remember when lotto was new and everyone would watch the drawing on tv with the ball machine. A little different, and a fun excuse to gather and visit with friends. I love this place!