The distribution of KOSMOLOT lottery, the state cash lottery in Ukraine, was officially discontinued on 6th July 2019. The Ukrainian National Lottery (UNL), which announced the closing down, urged bettors not to place any further bets for KOSMOLOT, neither at distribution outlets, nor online.
KOSMOLOT ceased all operations as of July 6, 2019
“Starting from July 6, 2019, contracts for the assignment and re-assignment for the distribution of the state cash instant lottery KOSMOLOT are terminated,” stated the UNL. “The last day of validity of certificates that were issued by the enterprise Ukrainian National Lottery for the distribution of the state cash instant lottery KOSMOLOT is July 5, 2019.”
On the last day, July 5, bets and payments for participation were accepted until 23:59:59.
The press release further noted:
“After 23:59:59 hours on July 5, 2019, all accepted payments for participating in the state cash instant lottery KOSMOLOT will be considered illegal and violate the requirements of the Law on State Lotteries in Ukraine and the Law on the Prohibition of the Gambling in Ukraine.”