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Radical Party leader claims winning 571 thousand hryvnia in lottery

Oleh Lyashko allegedly plays in UNL.

Radical Party leader claims winning 571 thousand hryvnia in lottery
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The leader of the Radical Party, Oleh Lyashko, says he won 571 thousand hryvnia in a lottery.

In his income declaration posted on 24 October in the website of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau, Lyashko declares three wins in unspecified lotter by Ukrainian National Lottery (UNL) (Superloto, Keno, Lotto Maksyma): 283,560, 153,485 and 134,000 hryvnia.

UNL regularly reports on its website the biggest gainers. Over the past two months, they were few: on 1 September, a Kyiv resident won 250,000 hryvnia in the Keno lottery; on 19 September, someone in Kyiv hit 684 thousand hryvnia jackpot in Loto Maksyma; and another 295 thousand hryvnia jackpot in Loto Maksyma was hit on 28 September.

The Tax Code of Ukraine sets the following rules of taxation for lottery winners: 18% deductions to the state budget; 1.5% are the deductions in support of the Ukrainian army.

In 2016, MP Pavlo Kishkar claimed having won a 1.2 mn hryvnya in a lottery. He said that he has an own mathematical system, which allowed him to win.