The Panama National Lottery and the Media


Another long standing tradition in the National Lottery is having their events widely covered by both radio and television.  These broadcasts create a frenzy amongst lottery ticket buyers eager to listen or watch the drawings every week.  The adrenalin levels are high and the finger nail biting starts.

The drawings are broadcasted by more than ten radio and three television stations.  At the end of the event everybody knows exactly what the three prizes were.  It is that popular.

Below are several photographs showing broadcasters and cameramen getting ready to cover the event.  Here we go.

Mr. Ramos broadcaster of TVN-2 interviews Nicole Ríos, a popular teen pop singer which stepped into the limelight with Canta Conmigo talent contest.  (Credit:  Omar Upegui R.)
Mr. Ramos, broadcaster of TVN-2, interviews Nicole Ríos, a popular teen pop singer which stepped into the limelight with the Canta Conmigo talent contest. (Credit: Omar Upegui R.)
This lady is not a politician.  She is a broadcaster of cable TV Channel 21 covering the event with great emotion.  (Credit:  Omar Upegui R.)
This lady is not a politician. She is a broadcaster of cable TV Channel 21 covering the event with great emotion. (Credit: Omar Upegui R.)
A group of RPC Television employees are making the final equipment adjustments before the events takes place.  (Credit:  Omar Upegui R.)
A group of RPC Television employees makes the final equipment adjustments before the events takes place. (Credit: Omar Upegui R.)
A cameraman of RPC Television-Channel 4 tests its sophisticated Hitachi television camera.  (Credit:  Omar Upegui R.)
A cameraman of RPC Television-Channel 4 tests its sophisticated Hitachi television camera before the drawing begin. (Credit: Omar Upegui R.)
The smiling face of this gentleman tells me hes having fun at work.  (Credit:  Omar Upegui R.)
The smiling face of this gentleman tells me he's having fun at work. (Credit: Omar Upegui R.)
The events director of RPC Television-Channel Four is counting the second for the show start.  Everybody is ready to shoot.  (Credit:  Omar Upegui R.)
The event's director of RPC Television-Channel Four is counting the seconds for the show to start. Everybody is ready to shoot. (Credit: Omar Upegui R.)
This cameraman of Televisora Nacional-Canal Dos is adjusting the camera lens to make sure everything is perfect for the event.  (Credit:  Omar Upegui R.)
This cameraman of Televisora Nacional-Canal Dos is adjusting the camera lens to make sure everything is perfect for the event. (Credit: Omar Upegui R.)

As you can see, there are very professional people covering the details of the event for the whole country.  We all depend on their expertise to determine if we are rich or not.  “Champagne wishes and caviar dreams.” Good Day.

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