Turkey’s New Year’s lottery prize set at $15.7 million
A National Lottery General Directorate official told the state-run Anadolu Agency the total prize amount will be 349.2 million liras ($89.9 million).
The draw will be held on Dec. 31. The second-highest prize is 10 million liras ($2.57 million).
The jackpot of national lottery is especially big on New Year’s Eve in Turkey. A single ticket this year is sold for 60 liras (around $15.4), which lets the buyer to win the entire jackpot. With a half ticket sold at 30 liras, the buyer shares the jackpot with someone else. And a quarter ticket is sold for one-fourth of the 60 liras, at 15 liras.
Each ticket has a number on it, and for the half and quarter tickets, there are two and four tickets, respectively, out there in the world with the same number.
Last year’s big prize was 60 million liras ($15.4 million) and was divided among four lucky winners.
The names of the winners were kept hidden for security reasons.