Varna resident wins Bulgarian lottery jackpot

A resident of the Black Sea city of Varna won the 5.03 million leva (about 2.57 million euro) jackpot in the second draw of the 6 of 49 game of the Bulgarian state lottery on June 26.

The winner’s name was not made public as, under Bulgarian law, he or she must give their consent. The Bulgarian state lottery can only say where the winning ticket was submitted.

This will be the seventh largest payout in the history of the state lottery. The other seven-digit jackpot, in the 6 of 42 game, rolled over and is expected to reach 1.62 million leva by the time of the next draw on June 29.

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.

(Photo: Dimitris Petridis/



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