Waukegan Park District announces Family Lotería Nights

The Waukegan Park District invites local families to participate in the free Family Lotería Nights from 6-7 p.m. on Fridays, Aug. 28, Sept. 4 and Sept. 11, at the Jane Addams Center at 95 Jack Benny Drive, Bowen Park. Lotería is a bingo-style game. Although the words on the cards are in Spanish, being fluent in Spanish is not a requirement to compete.

The rules of Lotería are similar to the rules of bingo. A designated card announcer randomly draws colorfully illustrated cards like "La Estrella" or "La Palma." Participants mark spots on their card, traditionally with a raw bean, and attempt to meet the requirements to win (four corners, entire card, etc.) before all other participants. A shout of "¡lotería!" or "¡buenas!" affirms victory for a participant, ending the round.

Registration for Family Lotería Nights is now open. More information, including dates and the registration link, is available at ensure the safety of staff and participants, face masks will be required and social distancing will be enforced. If you have any questions, contact Javi Martinez, at or (847) 360-4706.

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