Greece’s new finance minister has taken the unorthodox step of buying all new monopoly sets on the market after hearing that a small selection of them would contain real money.
Hasbro announced in early February that, to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the game, they would be producing 80 versions with real money. This would lead to a windfall for the lucky buyer of exactly 20,580 euros.
Despite there being at least 500,000 versions of the game sold in France alone on an annual basis, the Greek government appears to have decided that it is a safe bet to assume they will win all 80 lucky boxes.
The Finance Minister has allocated 15m euros for purchasing the games, announcing that ‘We’ve had such undeserved bad luck with out finances recently I think we’re overdue a win.’ Defending his choice he went onto say vigorously ‘We’ll only be buying the classic monopoly sets though – you’ll never catch me playing with a calculator version’.
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