There are a lot of Russian lotteries. There are so many of them that everyone will find one that meets his/her most demanding expectations. One of them is Gosloto 4/20. This is a game with a rather specific format, but high wins definitely compensate.
A few words about Russian Gosloto 4/20 lottery
Created in December 2016, Gosloto 4/20 lottery has its popular brothers. They are Gosloto 5/36 and Gosloto 6/45. This does not mean, however, that the described lottery is less appreciated. On the contrary – it Gosloto is a niche game, but you can win a really high jackpot.
The tickets are distributed by Stoloto company, the largest such an organization in Russia. Stoloto is also the only entity that can sell national lottery tickets online. Work of the organization is regulated by law, and several ministries supervises realization of lottery programmes on a regular basis. Some income from Russian lotteries is spent on cultural and sports initiatives.
How to play Gosloto 4/20
The draw takes place every day, and a single ticket costs 100 rubles or about USD 1.75. Each coupon consists of two fields -1 and 2. A participant must select and enter 4 numbers in the first field and 4 numbers in the second one. In order to win the main prize, i.e. Supersize, a player must match seven numbers. Because there are 8 numbers to match, there are more prize levels than in other lotteries.
When to play Gosloto 4/20?
The draw takes place every day at 22.00, local time in Moscow. You cannot buy a ticket later than until 21.40 (Moscow time), at that time the sale is discontinued due to security reasons. Tickets purchased after this time will not take part in the upcoming lottery and will be moved to the next day.
How much do I win playing Gosloto 4/20
In order to win, a player must match four numbers in field 1 and four numbers in field 2. The odds of getting a jackpot are 1 in 23 474.025. The smallest guaranteed jackpot is 10 million rubles.
So far, the highest prize in this lottery has been 216 million rubles. The lucky ticket has been from Moscow, and the player has chosen five combinations, on which he/she has spent a total of 500 rubles.
Gosloto 4/20 consists of twelve levels of prizes. The lowest is awarded to players who match two numbers in field 1 or field 2. This is a proof that you really do not need much to win easily. The advantage is also the possibility to play online. Gosloto 4/20 tickets can be bought online, but only Russians can do it.
What to do when I win
A winner has six months from the date of the draw to submit an application for the prize. How quickly you get it depends mainly on the amount of the prize. As a rule, withdrawals start the day after winning. Prizes up to 2,000 rubles are credited to a player’s account and can be withdrawn at any retail outlet.
Higher prizes, from 2,001 to 10,000 rubles are transferred to a bank account as soon as you send the necessary documents to Stoloto. Whereas, the largest amounts are paid in a form of a lump sum by bank transfer.
Summing up, Gosloto 4/20 is a lottery organized by a national entity and is a subject to the law, therefore it is completely legal and safe. The price for a ticket is not expensive, especially taking into account that the chance to win any amount is quite large, and the minimum jackpot is always guaranteed. What Internet users most often accuse the Gosloto 4/20 lottery of is no possibility to play it online for those from outside Russia. Additionally, foreign players are burdened with a thirty percent income tax on the highest prize.