Lottery in Belarus

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Rules of the game "Your Lotto"

The rules of "Your Lotto" are quite simple, therefore, absolutely everyone can play here. Statistics show, what the 2015 more than a year has been won 325 thousand valuable prizes, which amounted to almost 18 billion rubles. Three jackpots have been won over the years of the lottery, the total amount exceeded 120 million rubles.

За игровую историю лотереи организаторы провели более 700 circulation, in which it was played 33 million prizes. Their total cost exceeds 310 billion rubles. Besides, was played 125 apartments, what, in money terms, equates to 25 billion rubles. Except apartments, cars were also raffled. At the moment there are 412 such lucky ones. Prizes in the form of gold and diamonds were also raffled off.

As mentioned above, one game ticket of this loto gives to the participant 9 chances of winning. Statistics show, that every fourth ticket can win at least some small prize.

Usually, lottery organizers issue paired tickets, which are called "two". They differ among themselves by the category, although the number is the same. Such "deuces" give more chances of winning, therefore, it is much more interesting for participants to play with these tickets. Moreover, each player can purchase one ticket., because he can also bring a prize in the form of a valuable prize.

Of the main differences between "Your Lotto" and Russian lotteries, I would like to highlight the fact, that in all draws only those tickets are raffled, which were sold. The rest are simply destroyed by the organizers. On each ticket you can see two tables, each of which has 15 numbers. All tickets differ from each other by a set of digital combinations.

There is a field on the side of the ticket, designed for instant play. Here you can see the inscription "Erase here". By paying your ticket, each participant has the right to immediately erase the protective layer. There may be a number underneath, meaning a small cash prize. Also, an invitation to the studio may be hidden under the protective coating, where is the drawing of diamonds. If you failed to win the instant game, no need to be upset, because the ticket continues to take part in the main drawing.

There are three numbers at the bottom of the game ticket, which are intended for the additional game "A moment of luck". This rally is after the main game.. As it should be, the purchased ticket only participates in that drawing, which is indicated on it. The reverse side of the game ticket allows each player to carefully read the rules of the game.

Quite often, the organizers hold additional holiday raffles. There is a letter under the protective layer. Each ticket contains only one letter. The player needs to collect a certain word from them.

The main draw for your lotto

The main game of this lottery is played in several stages.. Moreover, each of them makes it possible to win a certain prize. Each tour has its own conditions, which the participant should read.

So, the initial round involves players crossing out numbers. Crossed out a line of five numbers, the player proceeds to the next round. In the second round plays 15 numbers, which are in the ticket tables. Lucky ones, which completely fill one of the tables, go further. In the third round, the participant must fill in all 30 numbers, which are in both tables. In this case, you need to cross out all the numbers before that move., which is initially announced by the host.

All conducted draws give an opportunity to any participant to become the owner of the jackpot. That player becomes the owner of the main prize, who will cross out everything before everyone else 30 numbers, located in two tables of the game ticket. In the absence of such a lucky one, the jackpot increases and is carried over to the next drawing.

In addition to the main cash prize, players have the opportunity to win another prize - a car. Here such a prize is called "Jeep Pot". That player will own the car, who will cross out everything on his ticket 15 numbers of one table per 15 during the game.

"Your Lotto" holds its draws every week. It should be noted, that the fairness of the game is closely monitored by the circulation commission. All data, dropped out during the drawing, are recorded. After, how the rally ends on a certain move, the host without fail takes out unplayed barrels, for the commission to record their presence in the bag. At the same time, the audience is also convinced of the honesty of the drawing.. Besides, the remaining numbers are used for the next game "A moment of luck".

What does math have to do with it?

While trucks deliver lottery tickets across the country, we are trying to understand, how does science relate to the production cycle. The organizers declare: to build a mathematical model of the lottery, they used the developments of the Research Institute of Applied Problems of Mathematics and Informatics and the employees of the FPMI of the Belarusian State University.

- We want to do, let's say, children's lottery, — приводит пример начальник профильного отдела «БЛ» Геннадий Шабловский. — Определяемся с количеством и типом игр. Then you need to understand, how to distribute winnings. If the entire prize pool is combined into one ticket, it will be an excellent prize of one billion rubles, and the rest will have nothing left. Hardly anyone wants to play such a lottery. Means, there should be a lot of winnings, among them should be large (like a car, apartments, computer, mountain bike) and smaller prizes. Actually, this distribution is the math.

TV lotteries like Your Lotto are simple. Ticket numbers are randomly distributed based on a few basic rules. There can be no two identical tickets, all numbers must meet evenly, etc.. d.

- Some people choose tickets for a long time before buying, looking for more suitable. There is some reason for this? — задаем мы очевидный вопрос.

- Absolutely no. Well, except that someone has favorite numbers, which bring him good luck, — говорит Геннадий Шабловский.

- So, it is impossible to calculate the probability of winning?

- We are familiar with lottery participants, who have led the bases on "Sportloto" since Soviet times. What's the point of this? There is a law of large numbers: if you throw a coin a billion times, then, in theory half a billion, there must be an eagle, half a billion - tails. But in practice it may be 495 million on 505. There is almost no difference in percentage terms, and in absolute values ​​the difference in 10 million. No, nothing can be calculated, otherwise it wouldn't be a lottery. As for the lottery "Your Lotto", of course, you can try to define, barrels with which numbers most often remain in the bag at the end of the rally. But even here you shouldn't believe in coincidences..

Every fourth ticket, lottery organizers declare in their advertisements, is a winning. More 15 thousand. for all the time, the chief mathematician of "BL" honestly admits, he never received. Стоимость убытков при этом не считал. «20 лет назад я бросил курить. Saving on cigarettes - spending on lotteries. I made a lot of money or not? In health has already won unambiguously, and I continue to play the lottery ".

Mobile first. Even in lotteries

More 95% users play online lotteries from smartphones. Almost all users on Android smartphones 8 times more, than iOS users, which is primarily due to the low penetration of "apple" gadgets into the Belarusian masses. Portrait of the average winner - man or woman before 35 years, at the same time, regional residents win no less than Minsk residents.

The electronic lottery is based on the automation of all processes, the maximum exclusion of human participation in order to reduce the costs of holding a lottery and objectively conduct drawings. Online the prize fund is played out using the software and hardware complex.

Currently, only residents of the country can take part in electronic lotteries in Belarus, using payment cards, issued by Belarusian banks. A conventional citizen of the Russian Federation with a Russian bank card will not be able to try his luck in the Belarusian online lottery.

The jackpot cannot be calculated

The likelihood of winning the lottery - offline or online - is low. She is, but much lower, than the likelihood of making money, increasing business efficiency, by achieving a pay rise or building a profitable investment portfolio. You have no control over winning the lottery, он полностью во власти фортуны. But people keep betting, because the lottery is a game, play is a kind of recreation, but everyone needs to rest.

Do Belarusians like to play - judge for yourself. Only in the instant lottery belbet less, than for 9 months, more than 26 million rubles. If you start from that, what is it 95% prize fund, easy to count, what Belarusians did in the online lottery of bets on 27,4 million rubles (or on 13,3 million dollars). According to the organizers, have experienced good luck in the game during this time 212 thousand participants. In July 2019 of the year on average every day 100 thousand Belarusian rubles, by mid-September this figure is already 250 thousand rubles. The record was also recorded in September - 400 thousand a day. Winning stories can be found in the media, who won both 10 000 rubles, and on 25 000. Besides cash prizes, here you can get gadgets from Samsung and Apple and cars.

Gennady Shablovsky

- I know enough mathematicians, participating in lottery draws. Someone is building a system, someone believes in a happy moment. But losses and victories have nothing to do with mathematical calculations or models.. I myself am a fairly experienced lottery player. Of course, not without passion inherent in a person. But, primarily, I need it in order, to understand, what participants feel during the game, including during a loss or, God forbid, winnings.

We ask Gennady Shablovsky a rhetorical question: "How to win a jackpot?». Here, as with any bet - everything is by chance.

- There are a lot of anecdotes on this topic, including those close to the intended answer: "For, to test your luck, at least buy a lottery ticket ". No math, there is no logical or other connection between the number of bets made and the winnings. One side, obviously, that the more bets are made, the higher the probability of winning. But it is possible, that you will only make one bet, and take the main prize. Not everything lends itself to mathematical comprehension and not everything can be put into the model. In my opinion, a person has a moment or a moment, in which he can get lucky. If at that moment you were sitting and eating borscht, then, probably, you missed him. To win, you need to match the right moment with the right action. When this will happen - no one knows, but, so as not to miss your moment, play from time to time, all of a sudden everything coincides right now.

Ministry of Health does not warn

Why Belarusians actively play lotteries? Thanks to hyperactive ads? Or because, that we live in a poor country, where most residents cannot earn money for a car apartment on their own?

- Open the internet: in Russia, there are many lotteries in Ukraine, which, true, given to private hands, — не соглашаются наши собеседники. — У нас же государство осуществляет строгий контроль за лотерейной деятельностью, it is completely transparent.

curious, that lotteries do not belong to the gambling business. Respectively, and gambling addiction, turns out, regular ticket buyers can't get sick. The Ministry of Health does not "warn" players ...

- Our people are reasonable enough, calm, moderate. We have not seen cases of sick lottery addiction, — говорит Светлана Коржеманова.

- What is "painful"? — уточняем. — Это когда покупают билеты на всю зарплату?

- More or less like this. They say the same, that an alcoholic can't live a day without a drink. But we never had such players.

But what were. The Belarusian Lotteries tried to make a portrait of a typical lottery participant. More often women play, residents of the capital or regional centers. Age and social status - varied. From student to plant manager.

By the way, it was a resident of the regional center who received one of the largest prizes in the history of Belarusian lotteries - a billion rubles. It happened last year. We contacted Natalia, who works in a private company, and asked, what did she spend the money on.

- Built the apartment as a young family, I bought a car - this was my biggest dream. Helped relatives. I put the rest in the bank, for the unborn child.

Well, quite predictable.

- Why the attitude towards lotteries is sharply negative, especially among Belarusian youth? — не удерживаемся мы напоследок от актуального вопроса.

- I will repeat again: not less 45% money, spent on buying tickets, return to players. If you spent a ruble, then 50 get kopecks back, — отвечает Светлана Коржеманова. — Про социальные проекты тоже многие забывают. As well as about that, that lotteries are used all over the world to raise funds from ordinary people. You think: someone will spend the last penny, to play the lottery? Of course, no!

When a person buys a ticket, he draws himself a dream, experiences positive emotions, organizers think: «Везде это считается нормальным, so why we have lotteries is not normal?»

“Why not dream, but take and earn money for your dream yourself?» — попытались было возразить мы. But then they remembered, that lotteries are still a business. Let, according to our interlocutors, and socially oriented. Standard laws work here: there will be no supply without demand. And if trucks with printed lottery tickets are transported across Belarus every day, means, demand for "dream" (or for "freebie", what is there to hide) Belarusians still have great.

"A moment of luck"

This additional round takes place after the main draw. Only those tickets can take part in it, who were left without a win in the main game

There are three numbers worth paying attention here, at the bottom of the ticket. An additional prize is awarded if, when these numbers coincide with the numbers of unplayed kegs

In the absence of a winner in this round, the next additional drawing "Lucky Number" is held.

"Lucky Number"

On this tour, the numbers of kegs still play, which remained in the bag. Your card number must match these numbers. The match may not only be complete, but also partial. Here the main condition is that, that the numbers in the ticket number must be in that sequence, in which the corresponding numbers were extracted from the bag.

«Двенадцать стульев»

This is another additional draw, which the participants really like. This tour is for those, who found the inscription "Drawing of diamonds in the studio" under the protective layer. Need to know, that if such an inscription is found, it is necessary to contact the organizers a day before the drawing. This allows them to register players in advance., who should arrive at the studio. The participant must be in the studio an hour before the start of the drawing. This is necessary for, so that organizers know, how many people will take part in the game.

It's important to know, what you need to take with you to the studio. For example, if you do not have a game ticket with you, no passport, you behave inappropriately or are in a state of intoxication, the organizers may not allow the player to participate

In case of refusal, the player is provided with a special act, which indicates all the reasons for not allowing the player.

The player must provide his ticket directly in the studio., which flaunts the inscription "Drawing of diamonds in the studio". After that, a special sheet is filled out, in which all passport details of the participant are noted. The organizers put a stamp on the ticket, which means that it meets all the rules. When registering, the player is assigned a number, which defines his place in the studio.

The organizers determine in advance the prize fund of such a drawing. At the same time, it is placed in the lining of one of the twelve chairs., in the studio. This all happens with the circulation commission, which monitors the fairness of the draw. In this case, a special act is drawn up.

Now the player needs to choose a chair, in which, in his opinion, hidden prize. It happens sometimes, that in this game the prize cannot be played. In this case, it is carried over to the next game.. At the discretion of the organizers, it may increase.

Delivered to the conveyor

The goals sorted out. What does the technology look like?? Every day at the printing enterprises of the country, having a special permit from the Department of State Marks of the Ministry of Finance for the production of strict reporting forms, print thousands of lottery tickets. In the Belarusian House of Press, we looked, how is this process hidden from the view of an ordinary person. After all, tickets - like passports - are made in a "regime" environment.

The first stage is the development of the design and the issuance of the original layout. Further on special equipment, purchased recently, including for the "lottery" purposes, printing plates are being manufactured.

The seal itself: until we get a ticket, but just "blanks", sheets of paper, non-material value.

The blank takes on "meaning" in the personification department. Here, data on the size of the winnings is applied to the ticket (talking about instant lotteries), then cover the blanks with special paint.

- Remove sheets only from a distance, — командуют нашему фотокору печатники.

Shop employees are unhappy people! A few moments, until the paint hid the secret, they possess the most valuable information about, where is the car "hidden", where is the apartment. Naturally, we asked, is it realistic in practice to mark a winning ticket and then track its path. Experts say, that even in theory this is impossible. From the printing house all tickets are sent to the warehouse "BL", among thousands of others scatter across the country. And the shop workers are responsible for non-disclosure.

Finally, in the primary control department, tickets are scanned - this procedure is repeated at the BC office. Here, the lottery tickets are counted again and then determined, where and how many to send them. The decision is made based on monitoring sales. For example, Vash Lotto is most actively played in Minsk, in second place - Gomel and Gomel region, then Vitebsk, Mogilev. Western regions - Grodno and Brest - close the list.

Tickets are delivered not in cashier cars, but there is no point in "robbing" the lottery stagecoaches - all the forms are marked, in case of loss, they will be immediately excluded from the drawing.

What do they do with tickets, which failed to sell? 10-20% returned to head office, re-scanned, go to destruction. How many tickets befell such a fate, do not speak - trade secret.

+ 45% to the prize pool due to savings on printing and logistics

The transition from paper tickets to online in our country began not so long ago. Although gambling itself (game, in which the payoff depends on the case) in the sense of "playing for money" online has existed in the world for years 15.

The form of the drawing is the main difference between the online lottery and others. You don't need to print tickets here, deliver them around the country, do logistics, use the services of distributors, to hold draws with expensive TV broadcasts, collect unrealized tickets, destroy them, process winning tickets and do many other actions.

Hence the second difference follows - the size of the prize fund. Since many costs are eliminated, the savings are transferred to the prize pool, to make it more attractive to participants. If traditional lotteries are played 40-50% prize fund, then in online lotteries this figure is almost doubled.

Gennady Shablovsky:

- In the case of belbet, this is before 95% of the sum of all the lottery bets made. This is a very attractive figure for the gaming audience., which is much higher, than in traditional lotteries. Simply put, of bets on 100 000 rubles are raffled 95 000 rubles, which are randomly distributed among the players in different proportions.

How the lottery begins

It is accepted to consider, that in Belarus lottery activity has gained an unprecedented scale in the post-Soviet expanses. Several organizations are engaged in it, among which are the two largest. The founder of the Unitary Enterprise "National Sports Lotteries" is the Ministry of Sports and Tourism, and RUE "Belarusian Lotteries" - Presidential Administration. We visited the "Belarusian Lotteries" with a guided tour.

What is a lottery in the mind of an ordinary Belarusian?, what associations does this word cause? Offhand: aggressive advertising, distributors in vests on city streets, TV shows on weekends and faces of those, who are lucky enough to win a car or even a three-ruble note in a new building. it, however, just the tip of the iceberg. Every lottery, organizers say, starts with a goal and an idea.

- According to Belarusian legislation, the founder of the lottery can be republican government bodies or local executive committees, — проводит для нас ликбез заместитель начальника отдела рекламы и лотерейной деятельности РУП «Белорусские лотереи» Светлана Коржеманова. — Учредитель определяет цель проведения лотереи, that is, a socially significant program, where will the money be sent. It can be the development of physical education and sports, health care, education, elimination of the consequences of accidents and natural disasters, protection of nature and culture, etc.. d. For example, The Ministry of Emergency Situations is the founder of the lottery "For Security", and one of the goals of its implementation is to receive additional funds for measures to eliminate natural and man-made emergencies. The Ministry of Labor has established a lottery "Milasenasts", the purpose of its implementation is to receive additional funds for programs for the rehabilitation of disabled children. The Ministry of Culture is holding a lottery "Skarbnitsa", etc.. d.

- For ministries and departments, this is advertising, "Obligation" or still the opportunity to make good money? — интересуемся мы.

- All over the world lotteries are held in order to receive additional funds for social programs. Each lottery founder in our country directs the proceeds to a specific project: school development, help for children, etc.. P. And if a person is unlucky to win, he must understand, that his small contribution went to a cause useful to society.

The economy of any lottery, experts explain, as follows: according to the law, players receive 45-50% of the amount for tickets sold as winnings. For example, if before the next draw of "your lotto" sold 100 thousand. lottery tickets worth 10 thousand. rubles (made a billion), then at least 500 million people will return.

- And all these remaining 50% will go to "social needs"? — сомневаемся мы.

- Lottery tickets are made from the rest of the amount, salaries are given to sellers, results of draws are published, relevant taxes are paid. And here is the rest of the profit, of course, goes for lottery purposes.

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