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Mifal Hapais
(Israel National Lottery)
Address: 3 Heftman Street, PO Box 7019 Tel-Aviv 61070
Internet: www.pais.co.il
E-mail: http://www.pais.co.il/Pais
Phone: 972-3-6940014
Fax: 972-3-6940318
Population: N/A
CEO: Mr. Shaul Sotnik
Year Lottery Founded: 1951
Sales FY 2001
Sales FY 2002
Sales FY 2003:
Sales FY 2004:
NIS3.0 billion
NIS3.0 billion
NIS3.1 billion
3,054,000 NIS*
Prize Return: Lotto 50% - Daily Game 55% - Rav-pais 59.5%
On-line Vendor: GTECH
Instant Ticket Vendor: Pollard Banknote
ITVMs N/A
Games Offered: Lotto (6/49) - Instants - Rav-Pais - Daily Card Game


News 2014
June 13, 2014 Mifal Hapayis Contributes to a Better Society through Education
April 4, 2014 National Lottery Created 67 New Israelis Millionaires in 2013

News 2013
July 14, 2013 National Lottery Revenue Up
July 30, 2013 National Lottery Employee Arrested on Suspicion of Attempted Harm on Colleague
June 24, 2013 Request for Proposals (RFP) for development, delivery, implementation and support of Electronic Instant Lottery system and terminals
April 15, 2013 Pollard Banknote Awarded Three-Year Exclusive contract with Israel's Mifal Hapayis Lottery

News 2012
December 10, 2012 Study Estimates Legalized Gambling in Israel Would Net NIS 1.2 Billion in Tax Revenue
May 1, 2012 Court to Decide Who Will Head National Lottery
April 3, 2012) Treasury Gives Lottery Chairman And Directors 30 Days To Stop Squabbling
April 1, 2012 Mifal Hapayis Chairman Stripped Of Signing Rights
March 31, 2012 State Eyes Tighter Control Over Gambling
March 27, 2012 Treasury Takes Control Of Lottery


News 2011
November 6, 2011 National Lottery Offices Closed Due To Strike Action
May 20, 2011 Israel Approves Gambling on Overseas Horse Races
May 17, 2011) State Comptroller Criticizes National Lottery
March 25, 2011 Lottery Takes on City Hall


News 2010
Oct 19, 2010 A Deluge of Winners
Oct 18, 2010 Mifal Hapayis is replacing 3000 ISYS lottery terminals manufactured by GTECH Corporation model GT-503
Oct 18, 2010 Same Six Numbers Come Up Twice In National Lotto Game
September 7, 2010 National Lottery Sued Over 'Shrinking Prizes'
August 12, 2010 Israel’s Lottery Balls Are Raving, Rabid
June 22, 2010 National Lottery Earnings Up
April 26, 2010 National Lottery Literacy Campaign
April 13, 2010 Masked Lotto Winners Pick Up Israel's Biggest-Ever Lotto Jackpot – Four Months Later
March 16, 2010 State Capping Lottery Prize From April
February 04, 2010 Paris Hilton: Israeli Lottery Lovely
January 2010 Custom Drawing Machines From Smartplay Put Israeli Lottery On The Road
January 19, 2010 No Takers for Israel's Largest-Ever Lottery Prize

National Lottery Achieves 14 Percent Increase in FY’09
ISRAEL (January 13, 2010) - Neither the recession nor the decline in consumption has had any deleterious effect on the fortunes of Mifal Hapayis, the national lottery. A study of the company's 2009 financial reports.....................Subscribers

Lucky Star - the Trademark of the 'Payis' Lottery
ISRAEL (January 11, 2010) - The 'Payis" National Lottery will continue to use the Lucky Star as its exclusive trademark. This was determined today by the patent registrar.
SOURCE: Israel National News

National Lottery Appoints New Art, Culture Head
ISRAEL (January 8, 2010) – A leading Israeli news source reported Haaretz Dollin Melnick has been selected by an internal committee to head the art and culture council of Mifal Hapayis, the Israeli national lottery, a position whose authority has recently increased......................Subscribers

Treasury Calls a Halt to Revised Lotto Game
TEL-AVIV, Israel (January 5, 2010) – Local news source reported today that the Treasury on Tuesday ordered that Lotto games run under new rules introduced by Mifal Hapayis (Israel National Lottery) last year be suspended, and that the old method of administering the lottery be revived........................Subscribers

News 2009

For the First Time in the Israel Lotto’s History: The First Place Prize Winner Receives NIS 74 Million!!!
And the Second Place Prize Winner Receives NIS 4 Million!!!
ISRAEL (December 27, 2009) -- In the coming days, Mifal Hapais will present the historic check to the person who broke all records in the history of the lotto – winning the “double lotto” of NIS 74 million. The second place prize winner is also smiling after winning NIS 4 million..................Subscribers

History Made With Single Ticket
JERUSALEM, Israel (December 27, 2009) - For the first time in the history of Mifal Hapais (Israel National Lottery), a single ticket nabbed the entire jackpot on Saturday night - NIS 74 million, amounting to almost US$20 million......................Subscribers

Mifal Hapais Awarded the International Social Responsibility Standard
ISRAEL (November 30, 2009) -- The European Lottery Association (EL) and the World Lottery Association (WLA) for lottery operations have developed an international social responsibility standard for lottery operations, which includes 10 criteria according to which all the lottery operations that are members in the association must meet....................Subscribers

Compromise Reached in Lottery Dispute
 Israel (November 12, 2009) – According to local media reports a 'compromise' appears to have been reached regarding a legal dispute between the Ministry of Finance and Mifal Hapais, the National Lottery....................Subscribers

Lottery Chief Among Top Earners in the Public Sector
ISRAEL (October 26, 2009) -- The Mifal Payis (Israel National Lottery) Managing Director Shaul Sotnik grossed a monthly salary of NIS 78,174 in 2008 (that's an annual wage of NIS 934,000), ranking him number 57 on the list of top earners in the public sector.................Subscribers

Knesset Economics Committee to Discuss Treasury-Lottery Fight
ISRAEL (October 13, 2009) -- The Knesset Economics Committee is scheduled to discuss the growing fight between the Finance Ministry and Mifal Hapayis organization, the Israel National Lottery,  over the 30-percent drop in chances of winning in the Double Lotto game...................Subscribers

National Lottery Counters Government’s Order to Discontinue New System of Drawing
ISRAEL (October 5, 2009) – Israel’s leading news service reported today that Mifal Hapayis (the national lottery) petitioned the High Court of Justice yesterday against the Finance Ministry's order that it discontinue a new system of drawing winners that reduces the chance of anyone winning the jackpot....................Subscribers

Mifal Hapayis Has Issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a New Online Gaming System and Terminals
Mifal Hapayis hereby invites bidders to participate in the RFP process, subject to and in accordance with the terms and conditions of the RFP and provide Mifal Hapayis with proposals for the development, delivery, implementation and support of a new lottery gaming IT infrastructure and terminals.....................Subscribers

Israel Lottery Winners Jealously Guard Releasing Their Identities
ISRAEL (September 17, 2009) - Tuesday, thanks to a winning Mifal Hapayis lottery ticket, someone in Israel became NIS 40 million richer, but you probably will never know who that someone is.....................Subscribers

Finance Ministry to Lottery Company: Change Rules or Lose Double Lotto
JERUSALEM, Israel (September 17, 2009) – According to a local media source Finance Ministry Director-General Yoram Ariav set Israel's national lottery company Mifal Hapayis unprecedented conditions...................Subscribers

Mifal Hapayis Wraps Up The Second Half Of 2009 With Excellent Results
ISRAEL (September 12, 2009) -- The Mifal Hapayis revenues for the first half of 2009 totaled NIS 2.13 billion, representing an increase of 9.5%, in comparison with the same period last year.  During the second quarter, the revenues totaled NIS 1.022 billion – an increase of 6% in comparison with the same quarter last year....................Subscribers

Israel’s Lottery Mania Continues And Reaches A New Record, The First Prize In The Double Lottery Is Nis 80 Million
24 New Millionaires Were Born Since The Launch Of The New Lottery, Seven Months Ago
ISRAEL (September 16, 2009) -- The lottery mania continues and has reached a new record.  On Tuesday (15.9.09), the first prize in the double lottery will be NIS 80 million and the lottery prize will be NIS 40 million, due to the lack of a winner in Saturday night’s lottery.....................Subscribers

17 Draws Without A Winner, Jackpot Hits Record-Breaking NIS 72 Million
ISRAEL (September 14, 2009) – According to local media reports Mifal Hapayis CEO Shaul Sotnik anticipates the lottery drawing to be held Saturday night will bring in NIS 60 million..................Subscribers

Lottery Fever Picking Up in Israel
ISRAEL (September 9, 2009) -- Once again, there was no first prize winner in the Lotto lottery on Tuesday night, with the main prize holding at NIS 35 million or NIS 70 for a double ticket..................Subscribers

Investigation of Former Lottery Head Closed
ISRAEL (August 6, 2009) -- The investigation of attorney Yaakov Bardugo, a former head of the Mifal Hapayis National Lottery, and 16 others suspected of corruption, has been closed...................Subscribers

Company Develops New Website For National Lottery Operator
eWave Will Get NIS 2 Million For The Project
ISRAEL (June 28, 2009) -- System integrator e-business system developer eWave is setting up a new website for Israel's national lottery operator, Mifal Hapayis. eWave will get NIS 2 million for the project..................Subscribers

Lottery Winners Face Higher Taxes
ISRAEL (April 26,  2009) -- The Ministry of Finance has decided to implement its pledge to cancel a series of tax exemptions as it attempts to bring down this year's expected record budget deficit................Subscribers

Treasury Demands New Lottery Game Be Suspended
ISRAEL (March 26, 2009) -- The Finance Ministry has ordered the Mifal Hapayis National Lottery to halt its new format for its main lottery game, Lotto, within 10 days because....................Subscribers

Mifal Hapais Launches New Lotto Game
TEL-AVIV, Israel (March 23, 2009) -- Mifal Hapais is launching a new Lotto game under the slogan “The new Lotto - The prizes are bigger.”  At a press conference, the management of Mifal Hapais has unveiled “the new Lotto”, a new format for the popular Lotto game..................Subscribers

New Instant Ticket From Mifal Hapais - The Israeli Lottery Providing Dream Trips To See The Stars Of FC Barcelona
Mifal Hapais, the Israeli lottery, introducing new instant ticket with World’s best football team, FC Barcelona

TEL-AVIV, Israel (March 23, 2009) -- Instant ticket that is branded as "Hishgad Barcelona”, starring FC Barcelona’s leading players, is promising 75 first prize winners a football weekend for two in Barcelona..................Subscribers

National Lottery: Odds Down, Prizes Up, Critics Louder
ISRAEL (March 4, 2009) -- The Israel National Lottery – Mifal HaPayis – has changed its lotto matrix to increase the size of the prizes and decrease the odds of winning. As of the end of February, the First Prize will be..................Subscribers

Mifal Hapais Changes Lotto Matrix, Lowers Chances of Winning, But Delivers Higher Prizes; Drops Two Under Performing Games
TEL AVIV, Israel (February 25, 2009) -- The chances of winning the lottery are now 35% lower, but the value of the first, second and third prizes will be greater, Israel's National Lottery Mifal Hapais announced in a press conference in Tel Aviv on Monday.................Subscribers

Mifal Hapais, Israel's Lottery Operator, is Financing Withdrawal Programs for Gambling Addicts as Part of the "Gaming Responsibly" Program
TEL-AVIV, Israel (February 2, 2009) -- For the past eight years, Mifal Hapais, Israel's lottery operator, has been running the "Gaming Responsibly" program, which is intended to...................Subscribers

Record Year for Israel National Lottery
ISRAEL (January 19, 2009) -- According to figures released on Sunday Israel's National Lottery (Mifal Hapayis) had a record income of 3.94 billion shekels in 2008..................Subscribers


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