Austria Lotto, also known as 'Österreich Lotterien' in Germany, is one of the oldest and best paying lotteries in Austria. Though there are many other lotteries present in the country, Lotto Austria remains the favourite of most Austrians. The main reason being, the probability of winning in this lotto is always high. Also, it has huge number of repeated winners. Yet another reason for its ever increasing popularity is, tickets can be bought online from anywhere in the world!
History Of Austria Lotto
Just after 3 months of the Austrian Government's decision to introduce a legal lottery system in the country known as the "Austrian Gaming Act," Austria Lotto was first introduced in the year 1986. Same year, on 7th September, the first draw took place. Since its inception, this lotto has awarded many Austrians with enormous jackpots, maximum being €10 million in 2008 and the minimum being approximately €7.5 million in 2009. Over the past 31 years, the Lotto has given enough prizes to make every Austrian over the age of 16 years win this lottery no less than 50 times and this has taken the winning average of Lotto Austria to €5074.23 per Austrian!
How To Play Austria Lotto?
Are you disappointed that you are not from Austria to try your luck with this lotto? Do not worry! Because, with recent technological advancements, the world has now become a global village, keeping this in mind, Austrian lottery authorities have started allowing players from across the world to participate in this mega event. Anyone can now play Austrian lottery online from the comfort of their home by purchasing tickets online. If you are residing outside Austria, and want to play the lotto, you will have to go through a small registration process with one of its online licensed dealer. Once you have registered, and the payment is made, these retailers buy tickets on your behalf, scan them and send them over to your registered e-mail address. And the originals remain safe in their deposit boxes till the results are announced.
This Lotto needs you to pick 6 numbers in the range of 1 to 45 in the standard format. Another bonus ball known as, "Zusatzzahl," of your choice can also be picked from the same range if you want to take a shot at the secondary bonus prizes. Though Zusatzzahl cannot help you win you the Jackpot, it can help you win 5 of the 10 cash rewards that Austria Lotto has to offer. If you want to hit the Jackpot, you will have to match all the 6 numbers exactly! And this Jackpot is approximately worth a minimum of €1.5 million. Draws are taken in the evenings of every Wednesday and Sunday at 18.30 CET.
- No tax cuts . Winnings are given in cash
- Have to pick 6 numbers between 1 and 45
- Can pick an additional bonus ball to win secondary prizes
- Match all 6 numbers exactly to win the Jackpot!
Some Of The Major European Lotteries
Apart from Austria Lotto, there are many other major European lotteries which offer breath taking Jackpots. With a minimum Jackpot worth €46m, Euromillions, is the highest paying lottery in Europe. It is renowned for giving away a Jackpot worth of a whopping €190 million in the year 2012. You can play this lotto by buying tickets online just as mentioned above. Then, pick your preferred 5 numbers from 1 to 50, and if you want to hit the mega Jackpot, you can pick 2 more 'lucky star' numbers from 1-12. If you hit all the 7 numbers exactly, you can win a jackpot worth up to €190 million!
Another European lotto with a minimum Jackpot of €10m is Eurojackpot. Pick your preferred 5 numbers from 1 to 50, and an additional two "Euro Numbers" from 1-10 (only if aiming the Mega Jackpot). If you hit all the 7 numbers exactly, you can win up to €90m. Though paying less in comparison, Austria Lotto, it is still the most popular one in Austria. Thanks to its astounding payout ratio.
Are You Ready To Win The Austria Lotto Jackpot Yet?
I guess we all know what step is to be taken first if we were to grab this Jackpot. Buy a lottery ticket! Jokes apart, winning some good prize money, if not the Mega Jackpot, is also made simple with Austria Lotto. With winning percentages of 1 in every 8 million tickets (approximately) for the Jackpot, 1 in 1.3 million for the second prize, 1 in 35,000 for the third prize and so on, till 1 in every 16 tickets for the tenth prize, Austria Lotto has in its store something for almost everyone. There is a prize for even matching the bonus ball!
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