Russian billionaire winner shares her impressions

A resident of the Moscow region, Nadezhda Bartosh, who won 1 billion rubles in the lottery, spoke about the emotions of the victory and how she plans to spend the money.

According to the woman, she does not feel herself a billionaire at all. She was informed about the win by her daughter, who had a ticket for almost all New Year holidays in her car.

The winner herself worked for many years in the personnel department of a large enterprise, and in retirement she opened her own business. Hope plans to spend the win rationally and rationally – part on the development of his business, part on charity.

A draw of 1 billion took place on New Year’s Eve . This is a record amount in the history of state lotteries. The winner will receive it net of income tax.

In case of winnings in excess of 10 million rubles, the ticket authentication procedure takes 40 days, and the entire amount must be issued within six months.

The Stoloto announced the honesty of the New Year lottery

The Russian Lotto New Year draw was held in strict accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation and without any fraud. This was announced on January 13 by the Stoloto press service.

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The historical circulation can be seen live on one of the federal channels

Stoloto denies information about dishonest New Year’s drawing of the Russian Lotto lottery, as well as any connection with the winner of the 1316th draw of Russian Lotto Nadezhda Bartosh before the draw. All charges are blatant slander. The company is preparing appeals to judicial and law enforcement agencies to protect business reputation, ”the Izvestia press release said.

The organizers emphasized that the rally was held live, and the kegs with numbers were mixed and pulled out of the bag randomly. Ticket printing is done in third-party printing houses, while using protective measures similar to those used for printing banknotes. Only those tickets that are in the database at the time of closing sales participate in the drawing. It is not possible to print a ticket of an already drawn edition and make changes to the database.

On January 1, it became known that a resident of Moscow won 1 billion rubles in the New Year drawing of the Russian Lotto lottery. In total 53 614 853 tickets participated in the drawing, the winning one was bought in Moscow. This gain was the highest ever in the history of Russian state lotteries. The winner has not yet contacted the organizer.

It was reported that the holder of the winning ticket will receive an amount less 13% income tax, the money will be transferred to the indicated account.

On January 9, winner Nadezhda Bartosh got in touch with the organizers. It turned out that December 31 was her birthday and she received a winning ticket as a gift from her daughter. She also said that as a keepsake of luck, she was going to buy herself some kind of jewelry.

Experts warned of increased activity of fake online lotteries

Experts at Infosecurity a Softline Company have recorded a new wave of fraud related to the activities of online lotteries. As noted in the press release, which came at the disposal of Izvestia on January 24, this happened after the announcement of the billionth prize in January 2020.

“In the first weeks of 2020, the ETHIC cyber threat detection service from Infosecurity a Softline Company recorded the appearance of dozens of new resources under the general banner“ All-Russian Official Lottery Russian Lotto ”. Most of the identified sites are located in the .ICU domain zone, the name of which is read as “i see you”, “the company said.

Experts say that the Internet is flooded with fake lottery sites, supposedly ready to play more than 2 billion rubles. Advertising of such portals and attraction of potential victims is carried out through mass spam e-mails.

According to Igor Sergienko, Deputy Director General of Infosecurity, the idea of ​​deceiving citizens under the guise of holding a lottery is not new, but now attackers have taken it to a whole new level. Balls with numbers are spinning in the lottery drum, each visitor is given an individual lottery ticket, which is filled right before our eyes. There is a window on the page that imitates the live communication of the participants. At the end of the “draw”, participants are asked to enter their bank card details in order to pay a non-existent fee and receive an imaginary win.

The details of the fictitious organization Rusloto + JSC are indicated on the scammers’ website. To communicate with customers, the email address registered in the secure mail service protonmail.com is used , which is very popular among attackers.

Infosecurity experts recommend that you do not click on the links from the messages about the allegedly relying winnings and do not leave your personal data, bank card information on sites that offer raffles. “It is also necessary to remember that the activity of online lotteries in the Russian Federation is prohibited by the Federal Law“ On Lotteries ”dated 11.11.2003,” the press service of the word Sergienko quotes.

In early January, it became known that a resident of the Moscow region, Nadezhda Bartosh, won 1 billion rubles in the lottery. The drawing took place on New Year’s Eve . She received the “happy ticket” as a gift from her daughter.

In 2019, almost 800 Russians became lottery millionaires

In 2019, Russian residents won over 26 billion rubles in the lottery. RIA Novosti was told about this in the press service of the distributor of state lotteries Stoloto. Last year, 790 people became lottery millionaires.

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It is noted that the number of winnings increased by 27.4%. In 2018, it amounted to 20.8 billion rubles, and in 2019 exceeded 26.5 billion rubles. Stoloto specified that total revenue from lottery sales last year increased by 21% to 57.9 billion rubles. The company also notes an increase in ticket sales in online channels, where it receives 44.5% of revenue. In 2018, it amounted to 39.8%.

Target payments to the Russian budget from lottery activities in 2019 amounted to 2.7 billion rubles, and all thanks to state lotteries, the budget replenished by 13.3 billion rubles, writes RT .

Thanks to lottery winnings in 2019, millionaires in Russia increased by 790 people: they became winners from 1 million rubles. Stoloto recalled that two residents of Russia received record amounts of 500 million rubles last year, notes the NSN . In 2020, a resident of the Moscow region broke this record, who won 1 billion rubles following the results of the New Year’s run of Russian Lotto, Gazeta.ru reports .

On January 10, a woman spoke about the emotions of victory and how she plans to spend money . According to her, she does not feel herself a billionaire at all. She was informed about the win by her daughter, who had a ticket for almost all New Year holidays in her car. She plans to spend the win rationally and rationally – part on the development of her business, part on charity.

A resident of the UK won the lottery almost $ 70 million

A resident of the UK won the EuroMillions jackpot in the amount of £ 57 million ($ 69.2 million). On Wednesday, March 18, the newspaper The Sun, referring to the representative of the National Lottery of the United Kingdom Andy Carter.

“Over the past 25 years, participants have made a huge contribution to good deeds. On average, about £ 30 million is donated weekly to funds that help implement a variety of projects, including the conservation of wildlife habitats, ”he said.

Jackpot holder name is not disclosed.

On March 2, it was reported that in 2019, residents of Russia won over 26 billion rubles in the lottery . It is noted that the amount of winnings increased by 27.4%. In 2018, it amounted to 20.8 billion rubles, and in 2019 exceeded 26.5 billion rubles.