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A Russian earns 16 million dollars with a lottery ticket that cost him less than two dollars

In the next six months the winner will receive his prize, from which the corresponding taxes will be deducted.

A ticket that a Russian citizen bought for 100 rubles (less than two dollars) in Moscow, allowed him to win 1 billion rubles (more than 16 million dollars) in the New Year’s draw of the Russian lottery. The Stoloto company congratulated the winner, who is a resident of the Russian capital.

In total, more than 53.6 million tickets participated in the raffle held on the occasion of the New Year. The lucky Muscovite has become the first person to win 1 billion rubles in the Russian state lottery.

“It is an absolute record in the history of Russian lotteries “, public Stoloto The ticket authentication procedure will take 40 days and the winner will receive the prize, from which a 13% tax will be deducted, over the next six months.

The lottery company said that more than 23.8 million tickets were winners in the raffle, which distributed prizes for a total value of 3,500 million rubles (about 56.5 million dollars).

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