Bulgarian state lottery jackpot set to hit five million leva

An estimated five million leva (about 2.5 million euro) are expected to be up for grabs in one of the jackpots of the Bulgarian state lottery on February 10.

This is the highest that the jackpot in the second draw of the 6 of 49 game has been since two people won a record 9.47 million leva in November. Prior to that, the highest payout had come 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 940 000 leva at the next draw. The jackpot in the first draw of the 6 of 49 game has reached 641 000 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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