From Focus Legal Lawyers we wish you Happy Holidays and a successful 2019. Before the imminent draw of the Christmas Lottery, we want to remind you that in case your luck accompanies you and you get a Christmas Lottery prize, if it were less than € 10,000 you no longer have to pay taxes to the Treasury. So far in the case of prizes above € 2,500, you had to pay 20% to the Treasury. In addition, in the next few years this situation even improves, since in 2019 the minimum will be € 20,000 and in 2020 it will reach € 40,000. It should also be noted that the Lottery Winnings would not affect the unemployment benefit, but it would be affected in case that if you receive the subsidy for unemployment or extraordinary grants, although only in the month in which the income occurs.