A resident of Bulgarian capital city Sofia won the 7.26 million leva (about 3.71 million euro) jackpot in the second draw of the 6 of 49 game of the Bulgarian state lottery on August 14.
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 was the third largest payout in the history of the state lottery, reached after about five million leva were added to it earlier this week – following news that an earlier payout in June was cancelled because of attempted fraud.
The other seven-digit jackpot, in the 6 of 42 game, rolled over and is expected to reach 2.86 million leva by the time of the next draw on August 17.
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.
(Bulgarian state lottery ticket office. Photo: Timo Kirkkala/flickr.com)