Mexico won’t really raffle off huge presidential jet

After plans to raffle presidential jet drew scorn and memes over where to park it, Mexico's president says raffle will now be symbolic and winners get cash prizes.


World News

February 7, 2020 - 3:44 PM

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexicans will no longer have to worry about where to park a Boeing Dreamliner when the government raffles off the luxurious presidential jet: the air force will keep it. 

In fact, nobody will win the actual $130 million Boeing 787 plane in the lottery-style raffle to be held in coming months. 

Among the many desperate attempts to get rid of the expensive plane, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador had toyed with the idea of actually awarding the plane to the winner, along with a year’s paid maintenance and parking.

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