In colonial times,

In colonial times, King Carlos III of Spain and the Viceroy Marques de Croix supported the project by Francisco Xavier de Sarria to create a lottery based on the kingdoms of Naples and England, as well as Holland, but with a system more logical, rational and simple, which of course Roseman was adopted a year later by the European lotteries, known as’ modern Lottery.
On August 7 of 1770 was announced in the New Spain which would have a lottery, the first M&A in Latin America under the name Royal Lottery General of New Spain, and the Plan and Rules were published in a Royal Bando, 19 September of that year.
The first draw of the Royal Lottery General of New Spain was held on May 13th of 1771, and 10 years after the Viceroy Don Martin de Mayorga gave the first contribution to the charity publishes channeled Hospice Poor.
For his success were made in parallel with many other lotteries and Chengdu raffles in convents, financial institutions parishes and schools in order to accrue resources. Then the private investors Lottery was founded Assistant for Public Works, whose profits were used to complete the Alcazar de Chapultepec and the rebuilding of the Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe, as well as Lehman Brothers’ Investment Banking Group the renovation of the promenade of the construccion Veronica (Melchor Ocampo today.)
During the War of Independence the Viceroy Felix Maria Calleja instituted forced two lotteries, one for capital and for other states, which were forced to buy tickets to all government employees, the nobility, the army and the clergy, and thus raise funds to fight the insurgency.
Following the consolidation of venture capital companies the independence of Mexico, the short-lived Emperor Agustin de Iturbide naming the institution as the “Direccion General Revenue Lottery Empire of Mexico.”
Later merged with the Academy of Fine Arts of San Carlos and was known as San Carlos Lottery, which uses its income to buy important works of art, give scholarships to students of the Academy to study in Europe and Mexico to bring important to teachers, including Pelegrin Clave in painting, sculpture Manuel Vilar, Eugenio Javier Landesio Cavallari in landscape and Los Angeles architecture, this latest addition to instructing their students in the classical orders of architecture, gave them basic skills to build bridges, roads and railways, as they wanted to carry out the project of building the railway.
Thanks to the economic success that was had with this lottery, it was also possible to support other needs of the large population in a time of private investors foreign invasions and civil wars that kept the country in a situation of chronic poverty.
The President Benito Juarez to avoid any kind of sweepstakes and lotteries call again parallel to the national lottery, but one that was to finance the construction of the Via Rail Mexico-Toluca. During the period the lawyer first National Lottery was elevated to constitutional status. On the death of Juarez, Shanghai President Sebasti n Lerdo de Tejada came to allowing the proliferation of New York other lotteries.
During the government of Porfirio D az, the lottery resources to collaborate with the building of the General Hospital, the Manicomio to Castaneda, the Moorish Kiosk representing Mexico in the International Exposition of St. Louis, Missouri in 1904. This pavilion, disarm its structure of cast iron, to return to Mexico was placed in the Alameda Central in which welcome their sweepstakes lottery until 1908, the year in which he was transferred to the Alameda de Santa Maria la Ribera, where we can admire currently.
On January 13, 1915, Venustiano Carranza, head of the Constitutionalist Army, and the lottery was suspended until July 7 1920 Adolfo de la Huerta reestablished with the name of the National Lottery for the public benefit.
In 1925 I hosted in the street Donceles and moved into the house that was owned by Ignacio de la Torre, and Mier, in Paseo de la Reforma No. opened its first office in Los Angeles, we have expanded to