As Russia’s foremost lottery, Gosloto sees around half a million tickets bought for each draw. Since its inception in 2008, Gosloto has gained popularity as it offers a daily lottery draw.
Supported by the national government, this lottery is owned by a local businessman and funds various sporting infrastructure projects around Russia. The biggest project that the lotto helped to fund recently, was the Winter Olympics held in Sochi, Russia.
How to play Gosloto
Playing Gosloto is as easy as selecting 6 numbers from 1-45. Each ticket costs 50 rupees, and with fantastic odds of 1 in 7 for the 5th prize win, jackpot hopefuls can expect a 1 in 8,145, 060 chance of taking home the big prize. Each jackpot draw starts at a minimum of RUB 10 million (an estimated amount of $150 000), continuing to rollover until someone wins the coveted prize.
Payouts are made in one lump sum and must be claimed within 180 days of the draw date.
Buying through a concierge service as an international player is simple and hassle-free. Just set up an account with a reputable service and apply to play in your chosen lottery. The concierge will buy your tickets on your behalf, scanning it before uploading it onto your concierge account for your perusal. If you win any amount, your concierge will transfer the fund to your account.
Winners in Gosloto
Since 2008, Gosloto has been making millionaires across the country and internationally. One of the highest amounts won by an individual was RUB 200 million in Nizhny Novgorod – a small town in Russia.
The second largest amount of RUB 135 million was shared between 2 players (US $2.1 million) while a single person took home the RUB 100 million (US $1.5 million) shortly afterwards.