I refer to the article written by Peter J. Birch of Qawra, entitled VAT Lottery (September 1).
Mr Birch queried whether all VAT receipts go into the draw, and whether the VAT lottery is held exclusively for the Maltese. He further remarked that he is yet to see a winner with an "A" after his/her ID number.
Mr Birch can rest assured that all VAT receipts, irrespective of the holder's ID number and/or nationality, received by due date, participate in the VAT monthly lottery draw. If Mr Birch were to go through the lottery results for the past three years, he would notice that there are actually a number of ID card numbers ending with the letter A.
May I remind Mr Birch and the public that they are more than welcome to attend the VAT lottery draws, which are held every 15th day of the month at St James Ditch.