An estimated 5.5 million leva (about 2.8 million euro) are expected to be up for grabs in one of the jackpots of the Bulgarian state lottery on October 25.
With bets still coming in, the jackpot in the second draw of the 6 of 49 game is expected to reach the fourth-highest in the history of the state lottery.
The highest-ever payout came in February 2011, when the jackpot reached seven million leva. In July, five winners split the third-largest payout, six million leva.
The Bulgarian Sports Totalisator was founded in 1957 and is the main sponsor of the Bulgarian Olympic Committee and other sport bodies in the country, which make it the main source of financing for sport in Bulgaria. It falls under the jurisdiction of the Sports Ministry.
It operates a national system for spreading of lottery games (called ‘toto’ in Bulgarian) – the digital games 6/49, 5/35 and 6/42, all with a rising jackpot and twice-a-week draws, on Thursdays and Sundays.
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