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Vietlott announces 5th winner of $2.4m lottery

Update: November, 28/2016 - 11:53
The lucky number was announced last night via the company’s screen. — Photo
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — The fifth jackpot winner of the American-style lottery, with the prize worth over VNĐ54.8 billion (US$2.4 million), was announced last night by the Việt Nam Lottery Company (Vietlott).

The winner, whose name was not revealed, has 60 days to claim the prize.

The company’s representative said the winning numbers were 12-16-17-18-22-30 for yesterday’s draw of the Mega 6/45.

The game rules allow players to randomly choose six numbers from 01 to 45 to create a combination of six numbers to participate. The players then check the selected combination of six numbers printed on their lottery ticket with the draw result to determine if they are the same.

Each ticket costs VNĐ10,000 (44 cents). The jackpot starts at VNĐ12 billion ($537,000).

Within less than two months, the company has confirmed five jackpot winners. The first winner from Mekong Delta Trà Vinh Province won a jackpot of VNĐ92 billion ($4.1 million) on October 16.

Nguyễn Thanh Đạm, the company’s deputy director, said at a press meeting last Wednesday that Vietlott’s sales revenue rose approximately 4.6 times in less than two months, from VNĐ159 billion ($6.9 million) to VNĐ734 billion ($32.2 million) between September 30 and November 20.— VNS




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