Bulgarian state lottery’s jackpot rolled over in the November 11 draw and is expected to reach 8.5 million leva (4.3 million euro) at the next draw on November 15. The record payout has prompted a flurry of activity and more than 872 000 tickets were played in the three days leading to the draw.
The previous highest-ever payout in the second draw of 6 of 49 game came in February 2011, when the jackpot reached seven million leva.
The jackpot in the 6 of 42 game also rolled over and is forecast at 747 000 leva at the next draw. The jackpot in the first draw of the 6 of 49 game has reached 263 000 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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