VCN- On the afternoon of 30th November 2016, in Can Tho, the Vietnam Lottery Company (Vietlott) held a Jackpot - Mega 6/45 of the 57th dialing session on 27th November 2016. The lottery prize of 54,886,916,500 was awarded to a client from Vinh Long province.
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Earlier, the owner of the lottery ticket with the numbers coinciding with the Jackpot - Mega 6/45 winning numbers of the 57th dialing session on 27th November 2016 (12-16-17-18-22-30) came to the Branch of Vietlott in Can Tho City to claim a prize. Through verification of attached documents in the system, Vietlott confirmed that this ticket was valid.
The Jackpot winning ticket which was worth 54,886,916,500 vnd (not deductible from personal income tax under the provisions of the Law) was released at an agent in Ho Chi Minh City. This has been the fifth time that Vietlott awarded the prize of Jackpot - Mega 6/45.
At the request of the winner, in order to ensure confidentiality, Vietlott only disclosed the abbreviated name, general place of residence and pictures of the winner wearing a mask.
To ensure the presence of stakeholders for the award, in addition to representatives of Vietlott, in the ceremony, there were Mr. Dinh Trung Truc, the Deputy Chairman of Vietnam's Fatherland Front of Can Tho province; Mr. Nguyen Minh Tuan, the chief office of the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Can Tho province; Mr. Le Dinh Tu, the Deputy Director General of Deloitte Vietnam Company Limited; Mr. Nguyen Thanh Tung, the Deputy Director General of Lien Viet Commercial Bank; and representative agents of Vietlott.
At the ceremony, the Deputy Director General of Vietlott, Mr. Nguyen Thanh Dam congratulated Ms N.T.H.H. on the lottery prize of Jackpot - Mega 6/45 of the 57th dialing session on 27th November 2016 worth 54,886,916,500 vnd. According to current regulations, Ms. N.T.H.H. was obliged to pay personal income tax of 5,487,691,650 vnd to the State budget and received 49,399,224,850 vnd through bank transfer.
"Ms. N.T.H.H. bought lottery tickets at a point of sale in HCM City, which showed that Vietlott distribution system gradually met the needs of people with modern products. Ms. N.T.H.H. who lived in Vinh Long province winning the Jackpot lottery showed that Vietlott became familiar with the players, and the results of lottery winning were completely random. It means that the chance to win the lottery is equal for any player, whether the number of lottery ticket is chosen by players or by machines. Vietlott hopes that the winners will use the lottery prize reasonably and effectively", Mr. Nguyen Thanh Dam said.
Witnessing the ceremony, Mr. Dinh Trung Truc, the Deputy Chairman of Vietnam's Fatherland Front of Can Tho province said: Through the observation of Vietlott’s award ceremony, I confirm that the ceremony is completely public and transparent, with a close supervision of stakeholders. The Deloitte Vietnam has announced that the results of Jackpot - Mega 6/45 of the 57th dialing session on 27th November 2016 openly, transparently and fully in accordance with legal regulations.
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The Mega Lotto 6/45 was released by Vietlott for the first time on 18th July 2016. To now, this kind of lottery has been sold in 9 Southern provinces and cities, contributing to diversification of the market, and creating more choices for players. Under the plan, in December 2016, Vietlott will continue to implement computing lottery business in Hanoi, Hai Phong and Quang Ninh and then proceed to operate on a national scale.
By Hong Van/ Hoang Anh