Any participant in the lottery who won a billion rubles will be able to contact and draw up their winnings within six months. RIA Novosti was told about this in the press service of the distributor of state lotteries Stoloto.
“With a good reason for the delay, the win will wait for its owner for another three years. If the participant still doesn’t appear, the entire amount will be transferred to the state budget in full, ”Stoloto representatives said.
The press service emphasized that the employees are aimed at paying the winnings, so that “almost any reason” can become respectful – for example, illness, a long business trip, absence from the country or imprisonment.
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 winner of the winning ticket will receive an amount less 13% income tax – the money will be transferred to the indicated account.