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Man wins Russia's biggest ever lottery jackpot

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A resident of the Siberian city of Novosibirsk has won 350 million rubles (US$4.7 million) — Russia's biggest-ever lottery prize, the state-run lottery Gosloto said in a statement Monday.

The name of the lucky winner is unknown because he has yet to claim the prize, Yulia Gavrishova, a spokeswoman for Stoloto, the distributor of state lotteries in Russia, told government daily Rossiiskaya Gazeta.

The man bought his lucky ticket in a Novosibirsk retail outlet.

The ticket cost 1,800 rubles (US$24.35). The six lucky numbers were 1, 7, 11, 13, 42, and 45, according to the statement.

The previous lottery prize record was set by a resident of Nizhny Novgorod, who won 202 million rubles (US$2.7 million) in 2014, according to Rossiiskaya Gazeta.

The record Russian lottery jackpot is approximately $1,581,700,000 less than the record US Powerball jackpot, won by 3 tickets in January.

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Posted: March 1, 2016, 9:22 am - IP Logged

I didn't know Russia has a lottery What? Congratulations to the winner/s.

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    Posted: March 1, 2016, 10:13 am - IP Logged

     Congratulations to the unknown winner. Now you can move to a warmer climate.

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      Posted: March 1, 2016, 12:22 pm - IP Logged

      Congrats to the lucky winner.

      I wonder if the lottery in Russia allows the winner to remain anonymous.Goof 

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        Posted: March 1, 2016, 3:10 pm - IP Logged

        I would never purchase a lottery ticket for $24.00. Ridiculous.

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          Posted: March 1, 2016, 4:52 pm - IP Logged

          I'm not sure the ticket price is correct in the article, thelotter sells 6 lines for $20 and they often charge 2.5x so more correct would be $8? Lost in translation?

          Edit. One line cost 100 rubles, so the winner must have bought a ticket with 18 lines.

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            Posted: March 1, 2016, 7:48 pm - IP Logged

            In Russia, the lottery jackpot claims you!

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              Posted: March 1, 2016, 7:57 pm - IP Logged

              If he says "nyet" to going public as winner of this lottery I wonder if they'll send him to Siberia. Oh wait he's already there!Snowman

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                Posted: March 1, 2016, 9:19 pm - IP Logged

                 

                A picture of the winner.  Smile

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                  Posted: March 2, 2016, 6:53 am - IP Logged

                  A resident of the Siberian city of Novosibirsk has won 350 million rubles (US$4.7 million) — Russia's biggest-ever lottery prize, the state-run lottery Gosloto said in a statement Monday.

                  The name of the lucky winner is unknown because he has yet to claim the prize, Yulia Gavrishova, a spokeswoman for Stoloto, the distributor of state lotteries in Russia, told government daily Rossiiskaya Gazeta.

                  The man bought his lucky ticket in a Novosibirsk retail outlet.

                  The ticket cost 1,800 rubles (US$24.35). The six lucky numbers were 1, 7, 11, 13, 42, and 45, according to the statement.

                  The previous lottery prize record was set by a resident of Nizhny Novgorod, who won 202 million rubles (US$2.7 million) in 2014, according to Rossiiskaya Gazeta.

                  The record Russian lottery jackpot is approximately $1,581,700,000 less than the record US Powerball jackpot, won by 3 tickets in January.

                  I hope the Russian lottery allows winners to remain anonymous, I wouldn't fancy my chances in Russia, if everyone is that gangster society.

                  We all get a lot out of lotteries!