According to the Stoloto press service, the first lottery billionaire was announced in Russia as the result of New Year drawing of the Russian Lotto.
“Following the results of the New Year’s drawing of the Russian Lotto, the first lottery billionaire appeared in the country. A player from Moscow won 1 billion rubles, the press service said. – This is an absolute record in the history of Russian lotteries. 105 prizes of 1 million rubles each were also raffled off. The total winnings amounted to 3.5 billion rubles. In total, 23.8 million tickets won in the New Year drawing.”
In Russia, an average of 705,275 ordinary paper tickets and 689,390 electronic tickets are sold on the Internet daily, more than 500 million units a year.