Vietnam’s state-run lottery company Vietlott announced the periodical Power 6/55 Jackpot draw results on Saturday, of which the top prize, Jackpot 1, topped US$9.3 million.
The exact amount of the highest prize is VND214,130,470,800 ($9.35 million) awarded to the ticket whose 06-08-23-25-33-35 number combination was randomly chosen by the buyer.
The Jackpot 1 winner, whose identity has yet to be disclosed, will receive around VND192 billion ($8.39 million) after paying a 10-percent personal income tax.
This is the second-highest jackpot the history of the Vietnamese computerized lottery industry, behind the prize of nearly VND303 billion ($13.24 million) given to a man in Hanoi in 2018, according to Vietlott.
The firm also announced two Jackpot 2 prizes worth over VND2.69 billion ($117,700) each, 20 first prizes valued at VND40 million ($1,750) each, 1,676 second prizes of VND500,000 ($22) each, and 35,622 third prizes at VND50,000 ($2.18) apiece.
Vietlott, or Vietnam Computerized Lottery One Member Limited Liability Company, said it has paid up to VND13,000 billion ($568 million) to around 300 winners of the highest prizes since 2016, when the company first offered the American-style lottery jackpots.
The computerized lottery was introduced as a result of cooperation between Vietnam’s state-run lottery company Vietlott and an indirect subsidiary of Malaysia-based firm Berjaya Corp Bhd (BCorp), which was granted an 18-year investment license to operate it in the country in January.
As the name suggests, buyers of the lottery select any combination of six numbers between 1 and 45 for VND10,000 ($0.43).
The jackpot combination is randomly selected every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday evening, and rolled over into the next lottery period should no winner emerge.
Besides the Power 6/55 Jackpot, Vietlott also opens draws for another product, Mega 6/45 Jackpot, every Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday evening.
As the only Vietnamese lottery firm being a full member of both the World Lottery Association (WLA) and the Asia Pacific Lottery Association (APLA), Vietlott has now expanded its operations nationwide, the company said on its website.
Unlike in computerized lottery, traditional lottery tickets in Vietnam have fixed numbers printed on them and the highest prize is set at VND2 billion ($87,390).