Let's get lucky: the most unusual conditions for lotteries
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With the approach of the New Year, people are beginning to believe in miracles more and more. The less time there is until December 31, the more willing it is to believe even in the chance to win a big cash prize in the lottery.
"A game of luck" is not always a mustachioed presenter and "drumsticks". Lotteries are held all over the world, and participation in some becomes part of the mentality ("Russian Lotto" in Russia, the National Lottery of Great Britain, "Euromillions" and the Italian SuperEnalotto). All well-known lotteries follow the same principle: the prize is awarded to the one on whose lottery ticket the largest number of numbers coincided with those that the presenter accidentally pulled out. The main prize is usually a large amount of money.
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But there are lotteries with a twist. Together with the distributor Stoloto, we have chosen the most unusual conditions for holding national sweepstakes.
Proper names of barrels in lotto
The most famous lottery highlight is the proper names of the barrels of the game "Russian Lotto", which were awarded to them by the presenter Mikhail Borisov. For example, Borisov declared the barrel at number seven to be a "stump", at number nine — "Aivazovsky", and the 69th number was announced as "back and forth".
Money for compliance with the rules
In 2010, traffic cameras in Stockholm recorded the numbers of all passing cars all day, not just those whose owners violated traffic rules. After the end of the "experiment", cash prizes were raffled among drivers who observed traffic rules. The prize fund was collected from the money that was paid as fines.
Some time later, on a stretch of road where cameras recorded everyone in a row, the average speed decreased from 32 to 22 km/h.
Prizes for sterilization
In 2011, the Indian authorities decided to use a lottery to reduce the birth rate in the country. For voluntary sterilization, participants were given lottery tickets that gave them the opportunity to win valuable prizes — a TV, a food processor and even a car. The lottery was held for three months, but stopped — most likely due to lack of money for prizes for participants.
Green card for victory
In the USA, a unique lottery is held, for the victory in which they are awarded not with money, but with the right of legal residence in the States. The drawing is held once a year, applications for participation are submitted in November, and the winners are announced in May. You can participate in the Green Card Lottery once a year, and the number of people who want to simply and legally immigrate to America annually reaches 2-3 million people. At the same time, about 50 thousand are chosen as winners. Despite the victory, everyone needs to pass an interview before he gets a "green card".
The closer to the holiday — the more likely luck
This year, on December 31, the state lotteries will hold a festive drawing live on the New Year's Eve show of the NTV channel. The amount of the super prize is a fantastic 1 billion rubles. At a time when everyone will be keen on slicing salads, some lucky person can get one billion rubles right "at the close" of the old year and become the first lottery billionaire in the history of Russia. You can buy tickets here.