An estimated 5.8 million leva, or about three million euro, will be up for grabs in one of the jackpots of the Bulgarian state lottery at the next draw on March 17, according to public broadcaster Bulgarian National Television.
Although one of the largest jackpots in the history of the second draw of the 6 of 49 game, the sum is still well short of the record 9.47 million leva in November 2012, when the jackpot was split by two winners.
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.