Awarding special prizes in state
Various measures had been undertaken by The Internal
Revenue Department, State Lottery Directorate in order to promote the interest
of the public to develop a modern lottery system, With a view to stimulate more
awareness from the patrons who try their luck in the lottery, the Directorate
had raised the maximum prize to five million and minimum ten thousand kyats
respectively, on 1997 January, commencing from 130th series, and the highest
prize was further enhanced to ten million in 1999.
On 2000, June, starting
from 137th series the awarding of special prize was introduced and ten million
and thirty million special prizes were given to the lucky winner respectively.
The additional source of funds for new prize were made available from prize
which were unclaimed by winners for prize which were unclaimed by winners for a
period exceeding one year.