Austrian Lotto

(Austria)

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About

 

Created in 1985, Osterreichische Lotterien, better known to non Austrians as the Austrian National Lottery (or Austrian Lotto) was created in 1985 by a semi governmental company, the Austrian Toto Lottery Planning Corporation. The company offers a number of lottery games for those wishing to take home large euro based cash prizes, including the Austrian Lotto. The very first games they offered were the Letter Lottery, Small Number Lottery, Class Lottery and Sport Toto, a lottery based on picking the winning numbers in sports games.

In 1991 Austria's Lottery Toto Company was renamed the Austrian Lotteries Company and today the company is responsdible for all Austrian lottery games. Since 2009, the Austrian Lottery company has offered Joker, Class Lottery, WINWINWIN, ToiToiToi, Rubbellos, Toto, Bingo, Letter Lot and their main lottery game (and the one we are most excited about) – the Austrian Lotto.

Game type

The Austrian Lotto, created in September 1986 is a traditional lottery game, offering an ever expanding jackpot for each time that the money isn’t won. This makes the potential to take home millions of euros massive as all you have to do to win is to play the game consistently.

The lottery drawing takes place twice a week, on Wednesdays and Sundays. Unlike some other lotteries today, winning the Austrian Lotto is easier since you just have to pick 6 correct numbers out of 45 (others require a second drawing, like the Power Ball which make for longer odds). Of course, like most lotteries, the Austrian Lotto also offers additional cash prizes for those who match some but not all of the numbers.

Who Can Play

While the Austrian Lotto used to be restricted only to Austrian citizens, it is now open to anyone who cares to buy a ticket online. You simply need to be over 18 years of age to win the jackpot from Austrian Lotto game.

Odds of Winning

The odds of winning the Austrian Lotto grand prize are quite good compared with most other lottery systems due to the fact that they still have a straight 6 number draw rather than the double draw with a secondary number. The chances of winning the jackpot are 1 in 8,140,000. For the second prize, the odds are 1 in 1,350,000 (you just need to match five numbers along with a bonus number). The third prize odds are 1 in 34,808 for matching 5 of the six main numbers, the odds of winning fourth prize are 1 in 733 for matching 4 of the main numbers. Fifth prize odds of winning are 1 in 45 for matching 3 of the main numbers.

Lump Sum Payments

The cash prizes are all paid in lump sum payments so that the jackpot you see is the actual jackpot you’ll win when you buy a ticket for the Austrian Lotto. This is in direct contrast to most American lottery games where you have to choose either a 60% lump sum payment (i.e. you get just 60% of the advertised jackpot) or payment spread out over 20 years. It’s because of this feature that we are particularly excited to tell you about the Austrian Lotto.

Game information
Game type 6/45
Schedule Sun 7:15 pm, Wed 6"45 pm
Jackpot type Cash
Cash option lump sum
Taxes no taxes
Participating Austria
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