Record jackpot in Bulgarian state lottery up for grabs

A record jackpot estimated at 7.1 million leva (about 3.6 million euro) has been projected for the November 8 draw of the Bulgarian state lottery.

The jackpot in the second draw of 6 of 49 game is expected to exceed the previous highest-ever payout, which came in February 2011, when the jackpot reached seven million leva.

The jackpot in the first draw of the 6 of 49 game, which reached 650 800 leva on November 4, was won by a ticket played in Kurdjali. More than 2.5 million combinations were played for that draw, organisers said.

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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