Foto: Jefferson Rudy/Agência Senado

This Wednesday (15), the Senate Plenary symbolically approved the bill (PL 3,071/2019) that allocates the proceeds from an annual Loteca competition to the Associação Brasileira Beneficente de Reabilitação (ABBR).

The project, proposed by senator Flávio Bolsonaro (PL-RJ), now goes to the Chamber of Deputies for analysis.

Law 13,756, of 2018, already allocates the income from three competitions per year to various charitable entities. These entities include the National Federation of Associations of Parents and Friends of the Exceptional (Apae), the Brazilian Red Cross and the National Federation of Pestalozzi Associations.

If the new project is approved, this number will increase to four, now including ABBR as one of the beneficiaries.

The contest’s net income refers to the amount remaining after payment of prizes, taxes and deductions for funding and maintenance expenses. Therefore, this amount will be fully reverted to ABBR, providing financial support to the association.

Importance of ABBR

Founded in 1954, ABBR is a non-profit entity that offers treatment to children, adolescents and adults with physical disabilities. The association serves around 1,200 patients daily, of which 70% are low-income.

Senator Flávio Bolsonaro highlighted that, although the annual amount allocated is less than R$1 million, it is crucial for the operation of the house. The association depends mainly on parliamentary amendments to survive.

“We are talking about something below R$1 million per year. But, without a doubt, this is needed and will help a lot, because ABBR today survives on parliamentary amendments. It serves thousands of poor people by providing free wheelchairs, prosthetics, rehabilitation and physiotherapy”, said Bolsonaro.

About the Lottery

Loteca is ideal for those who love football and love to make predictions about the results of matches. To bet, simply mark your prediction for each of the 14 games in the competition, ticking one of the three columns, two of them (double) or three (triple).

Therefore, the participating clubs are printed on the tickets issued by the terminal.

The minimum bet is R$3.00 and entitles you to a double. In other words, the more doubles and triples you score, the higher the bet price and the greater your chances of winning.