An estimated six million leva (about three million euro) are expected to be up for grabs in one of the jackpots of the Bulgarian state lottery on November 1.
With bets still coming in, the jackpot in the second draw of the 6 of 49 game is expected to come close to equalling the third-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 jackpot in the first draw of the 6 of 49 game is expected to top 500 000 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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