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Turkish National Lottery Administration
Milli Piyango
Address: Ziyabey Caddesi 22 Sokak 1 TR-06520 Balgat-Ankara
Internet: http://www.millipiyango.gov.tr
E-mail Address: milpigen@millipiyango.gov.tr.
Phone: +90 312 286 9306
Fax: +90 312 286 9795
Population: 73,197,200 (August 2003)
Chairman of the Board & General Director : Recep Bicer
Year Lottery Founded: July 5, 1939
Sales 2000:
Sales 2001:
Sales 2002:
Sales 2006:
TRL 266.27 Billion.
€ 359,214,390
€395,954,025
€ 702,644,268
Products Offered: Classical Lottery, Digital Lottery, Instant Tickets


News 2014
March 13, 2014 GTECH May Bid for Turkey Lottery Licence


News 2013
July 7, 2013 Government Reaps Rewards of Lottery Sales
May 30, 2013 Turkish National Lottery Administration to be Privatized
April 12, 2013 Company Keeps Eye on National Lottery Privatization Tender

News 2012
December 20, 2012 Turkish Government Plans to Sell Betting Company, May Tender National Lottery Licence in H1 2013
December 15, 2012 Milli Piyango's New Year’s Lottery Tickets Selling Fast
November 26, 2012 Figures Show Turks Have A Passion For Lottery
October 29, 2012 Authorities Join Forces Against Online Gambling


News 2010
November 3, 2011 Turkish National Lottery to Award Biggest Prize Ever
July 12, 2011 Turkish Lottery Players Attracted To Large Prizes Not Probability
Dec 28, 2010 Millions Queue Up in Turkey for Shot at the Year's Largest Jackpot
Oct 24, 2010 Milli Piyango Announce the Jackpot in the New Year’s Lottery Draw Will be 35 Million Liras
August 31, 2010 Turkish Companies Offer Trade Lotteries To Attract Customers
August 2, 2010 Government Introduces Radical Changes to Income Tax System
July 26, 2010 Milli Piyango Preparing to Invest in New Lotteries and Technological Innovations
May 1, 2010 Turkey Decides To ‘Definitely’ Privatize State Lottery This Year
April 23, 2010 Milli Piyango Created Over 200 Millionaires During Last Five Years

News 2009

Over the Last Five Years Players Have Failed to Collect TL144 Million in Prizes from the National Lottery
STANBUL, Turkey (April 12, 2010) -- National Lottery General Manager Recep Biçer announced on Sunday that nearly TL 41 million in lottery prizes that were not claimed by winners in 2009 have been transferred to the national lottery’s fund.................Subscribers

Milli Piyango More Popular At The End Of The Year
ISTANBUL, Turkey (December 28, 2009) -- Milli Piyango, the Turkish National Lottery,  becomes more popular at the end of the year. Draws are on every ninth, 19th and 29th day of the month....................Subscribers

National Lottery Helps Make Millionaires
ANKARA, Turkey (December 27, 2009) - Milli Piyango, Turkish National Lottery Administration, has helped 231 people become millionaires within the past six years. Of those, 38 became millionaires via lotteries they purchased for New Years...................Subscribers

Government to Lose Millions if Lottery Privatization Postponed
ANKARA, Turkey August 4, 2009) -- The state may soon be burdened with spending at least $100 million to replace its obsolete lottery machines if it postpones the privatization of the National Lottery, Milli Piyango (MP) any longer....................Subscribers

Competition Authority Gives Go-Ahead to Lottery Tender
Turkey(July 21, 2009) – The Competition Authority decided yesterday that a privatization tender of the national lottery, Milli Piyango (MP), could proceed and noted it will monitor the tender process further. The authority said there was no problem with the winning company constituting a monopoly in the Turkish lottery sector...............Subscribers

Turkey Planning To Renew National Lottery Tender This Year
ANKARA, Turkey (May 8 2009) -- Turkey plans a new sale tender for its national lottery this year, its privatisation body said on Friday, a day after a chaotic sell-off was scrapped because bidders failed to meet the minimum price....................Subscribers

Turkey Scraps National Lottery Tender, OPAP Irate
ANKARA, Turkey (May 7, 2009) - Turkey scrapped a tender for the sale of its national lottery after two bidders, including Europe's largest betting firm, OPAP, failed to meet the $1.622 billion minimum price, the privatization board is reported to have said......................Subscribers

Lottery Privatization Talks Set For Thursday
ANKARA, Turkey (May 6, 2009) - Final talks on the privatisation of Turkey's National Lottery will be held on Thursday, the state Privatisation Administration said on Wednesday, after OPAP and Turkcell submitted bids last month...................Subscribers

Turkcell Unit to Bid in Turkish Lottery Tender
TURKEY (March 30, 2009) -- Turkish mobile operator's Sans Oyunlari Yatirim subsidiary will bid for Turkey's lottery licence alone or in consortium...................Subscribers

Turkey's Biggest Lottery Prize Expected to Reach TL55 Million This Week 
ANKARA, Turkey (March 10, 2009) --   Turkey's biggest ever lottery prize is expected to reach 55 million TL (30 million USD) this week................Subscribers

Turkey Says All Lottery Sale Bidders Fit For Tender
ANKARA, Turkey (February 19, 2009) - Turkey's Privatization Administration said on Thursday five companies and consortia which had applied for pre-qualifications met the criteria to join tender for selling the national lottery company.

Lottomatica and Dogan Group Sign Joint-Venture Agreement for the “Milli Piyango” Lottery Tender in Turkey
ROME (Italy) - PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island (February 16, 2009) – A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between Dogan Sirketler Grubu Holding A.S., registered in Istanbul Stock Exchange (Turkey), and Lottomatica S.p.A., registered in Italy, establishing a 50-50% joint venture for jointly participating in the Turkish National Lottery, (“Milli Piyango”), tender......................Subscribers

Turkey Receives Five Bids for Lottery Pre-Qualification
ANKARA, Turkey (February 16, 2009) - Turkey's Privatization Administration (OIB) said on Monday it received five bids in the pre-qualification stage of a tender for the privatization of national lottery company Milli Piyango. The following are the firms bidding for Milli Piyango in the pre-qualification stage:.........................Subscribers

OPAP Confident on Turkish Tender
ATHENS, Greece (January 24, 2009) - Europe's biggest lottery OPAP is confident it will take part in the final stage of a tender selling Turkish lottery Milli Piyango, its chief executive was quoted on Saturday as saying...............Subscribers

Turkey Slows Asset Sales as Market Conditions Worsen, Lottery Privatization Could be Further Delayed
TURKEY (January 22, 2009) -- According to unconfirmed reports the National Lottery privatization may be delayed further.................Subscribers

Turkey to Extend Lottery Sale Tender Deadline
ANKARA, Turkey (January 2, 2009) - Turkey will extend the bidding deadline in a sale tender for its national lottery by a little more than one month from February 27, Privatisation Administration Chairman Metin Kilci told Reuters on Friday..................Subscribers

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