Europa Press legal has learned that Santiago Pedraz, the judge at the National Court Santiago Pedraz, requested the Prosecutor's Office to produce a report on a complaint about the hand-injection of a ball into the drum for the Extraordinary Christmas Draw. Sources have informed Europa Press legal.
After the broadcast of images in which it was shown how the person who operated the drum introduced the ball by hand, there was controversy. This is in contrast to the rest of the balls that drop from the hopper. The place where numbers are saved before the draw begins.
The video shows how the person in charge placed a transparent tube into the hole through the which the balls were inserted into drum. It can also be seen that he was still holding something in his right.
The operator opened his right arm and let go of the ball that was falling into the drum. This image caused suspicion on social media networks like Twitter where people began talking about a "tongo".
The State Lotteries released an explanation statement to explain the situation.
"In such a case, the note points out that the established protocol requires that the operator responsible to insert the balls into the drum manually must proceed.
This explanation was not enough to stop an individual from filing a complaint at the National High Court earlier this week, asking for an investigation into this matter. On duty, the head of the Central Court of Instruction number 1 has received the letter. After reading it, he has referred it the Prosecutor's Office for a report about whether or not proceedings should be opened.