Germany: 6.3 percent increase in turnover at LOTTO Bayern in the first half of 2021

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13 millionaires and 6.3 percent increase in turnover at LOTTO Bayern in the first half of 2021 Winner: wanted from 32.8 million euros from Lower Franconia

“Is there anything better than turning a lot of people into millionaires?” Asks Friederike Sturm. The President of LOTTO Bayern is pleased that LOTTO Bayern has already won 13 million euros in the first half of 2021 and is optimistic about the future: “I am sure that there will be many more in the second half of the year. “Also because of a whopping 6.3 percent increase in sales with total sales of 612.2 million euros compared to the first half of 2020, Friederike Sturm has reason to be satisfied with the balance sheet. Around 220 million euros flow into the Bavarian state treasury in lottery and sports betting taxes, profit transfer and casino tax for charitable purposes. LOTTO Bayern distributed a total of around 299 million euros to the winners in the Free State.

However, the highest profit amount of the first half of 2021 is still waiting to be picked up. An anonymous participant from Lower Franconia won 32.8 million euros in LOTTO 6aus49 on June 9th. This is the second highest amount ever won in Bavaria with Germany's most popular lottery. "Please look for your game receipt everywhere and contact us. We look forward to seeing you! “, Appeals to President Friederike Sturm. The profit can still be claimed until the end of 2024.

A multi-person syndicate from the greater Munich area had already secured a further double-digit million profit of around 17.6 million euros with their LOTTO game order on May 1st.

In addition to the two million prizes over ten million euros, there were eleven other million hits: After Swabia, LOTTO 6aus49 won around 4.8 million and around 1.1 million euros. Another seven-digit LOTTO win fell to Upper Bavaria at over 1.9 million. Two prizes of 1.6 million euros each in Upper Franconia and Middle Franconia as well as over 1.3 million euros in Middle Franconia complete the LOTTO million prizes. In Spiel 77 over 2.5 million went to Swabia, just under two million and around 1.3 million to Upper Bavaria. Two prizes of exactly one million euros each at the BayernMILLIONEN lottery in Middle Franconia and Upper Franconia complete the list of new millionaires. In addition, the game participants at LOTTO Bayern achieved 79 large six-figure prizes amounting to at least 100,000 euros.

The positive balance in the lotteries and sports betting adorns the founding anniversary of the State Lottery and Casino Administration, which turned 75 on March 12th. On this occasion, ten million of his Bayern lots with a special retro look are now available at the acceptance points for special tear-open fun.

The results of the Bavarian casinos were also heavily influenced by the corona pandemic in the first half of 2021. All nine Bavarian casinos were only able to reopen the slot machine game and the big game with editions and a limited range of games on June 9th. The closings have had a direct impact on the development of gross gaming revenue and the number of guests. The compact was negotiated with the tribe by the governor and, in addition to concerns about its legality, many conservative legislative members who traditionally considered sports betting a risky expansion of gambling, withheld their opposition.

The governor and Lt. Gov. Jeanette Núñez lobbied the measure aggressively, as the governor held a veto threat over hundreds of legislative projects in the $110 billion budget. The House approved the deal on on a 97-17 vote and the Senate approved it 38-1 .

The lawsuit notes that when Congress enacted the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, it found that “Indian tribes have the exclusive right to regulate gaming activity on Indian lands if the gaming activity is not specifically prohibited by federal law and is conducted within a state which does not, as a matter of criminal law and public policy, prohibit such gaming activity.” The complaint states that because Florida law prohibits any expansion of gambling without statewide voter approval, the compact is “an effort to circumvent this clear prohibition in the state Constitution” by allowing for “a person sitting on her poolside lounge chair or his couch at home placing a sports bet through the tribe is ‘deemed’ not to be placing a bet that is otherwise illegal in the state.”