|Việt Nam Lottery Company (Vietlott) announced a new winner of the jackpot worth US$ 3.17 million yesterday. — Photo Vietlott|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam Lottery Company (Vietlott) announced a new winner of the jackpot worth VNĐ71 billion (US$3.17 million) yesterday evening.
The lucky numbers for the prize are 11-23-25-34-36-45 for yesterday’s draw of America-style lottery game Mega 6/45.
The winner has 60 days to claim the prize and become the third winner of the Mega 6/45 in Việt Nam.
Total prize money for all the draws is worth more than US$10 million in just one month.
On October 16, a lucky person from Mekong Delta Trà Vinh Province won a jackpot of VNĐ92 billion ($4.1 million) from the company.
On November 2, another player from southern Đồng Nai Province won a jackpot of VNĐ65 billion ($2.86 million). The player claimed his prize in HCM City last Tuesday and received over VNĐ58 billion after paying tax on Wednesday.
According to the game rules, a player chooses six numbers from 01 to 45 to create a combination of the numbers to participate. The player then checks the selected combination of six numbers printed on the lottery ticket with the draw result to determine if the numbers match.
Each ticket costs VNĐ10,000 (44 cents). The jackpot starts at VNĐ12 billion ($537,000).
Traditional lottery companies across southern Việt Nam have decided to increase their top prizes by a third to compete with the new American-style jackpot that has quickly gained popularity in the region.
From the start of next year, firms will raise their top prizes to VNĐ2 billion (nearly $88,000), up 33.3 per cent from the current VNĐ1.5 billion ($65,980), Tuổi trẻ (Youth) news site reported yesterday, quoting the Southern Lottery Council. — VNS