First €100,000 winner in centennial lottery

Ēvalds, a man from the Dagda municipality, has won €100,000 in the Centennial Lottery, held as part of Latvia's 100th founding anniversary, by buying one of the four tickets carrying the sum, Latvijas Loto said on June 1.

"I have no specific plan as to where to invest the winnings. But I want to spend it right. For example, in maintaining my forest so that I have something to be proud about for decades. I want to invest it right, so that the money brings good for a long time. I plan on living until I'm 100 years old so I'll need the money," said Ēvalds.

Latvijas Loto, the organizer of nationwide lotteries in Latvia, has sold a total 180,000 out of 1,000,000 tickets within the first month the lottery has been operational.

Six out of the twenty tickets carrying €10,000 have also been bought.

In 2018 and 2019 the best-performing high school graduate in each class will receive €500 from the proceeds of the Centennial Lottery, to be held as part of Latvia's 100th founding anniversary.

The scratchcard lottery has 1,000,000 tickets, each costing €5. A total €3.2 million will be awarded in prize money. 

Tickets are available both online and at news stands.

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