BRIEF – Unclaimed lottery money totals 7 billion kyat, will go to govt

Minister of Finance Linn Aung told the parliament’s lower house on Monday that unclaimed prize money from the national lottery over the past three years amounted to almost 7 billion kyat, which the government will retain as state funds. The government’s Lottery Department has been reminding unknown lottery winners via newspaper advertisements to collect their prize money within 11 months of striking it rich, or it will be retained by the state.