1. Lotto ( Veikkaus )
This Finnish national lottery game is operated by Veikkaus every Saturday at 10:10 PM and you must enter your numbers by 9.45 PM local Finnish time. Seven numbers out of 40 are selected by players, for a base price of 1 € per line. The Plus variant, the Jokeri and the Lomatonni, are other optional choices that you can add.
Eight balls are pulled from a traditional lottery machine. The first seven digits form the right line and the 8th is an additional number which combines 6 + 1 and 3 + 1 for winning rates.
Before the main draw, the plus-number is drawn. When the Plus number matches one of the drawn principal numbers, payouts are multiplied by five in all stages except the Jokeri. The Plus choice has to be selected for a ticket to participate in this. The surcharge is 50 cents per line. The winnings depend on how many numbers you get correct per line. There is no maximum jackpot because if it is not won, it rolls over to the next week. It rarely crosses 10 million as winning the jackpot is somewhat easier compared to lotteries like Eurojackpot.
This lotto has long been accessible also online on the official site of Veikkaus.fi and only for Finnish residents.
2. Viking Lotto
The second popular lottery game in Finland we introduce to you is the multinational Viking Lotto that is drawn every Wednesday at 10 PM Finnish local time. This game is operated from Norway.
Main jackpots start at 3 million euros and can grow up to 35 million, with different other prizes in each draw. Select six numbers from between 1 to 48 and one from 1 to 8 for the Viking (or Plus) number. You get bonuses by matching the number you have picked with those drawn and Jackpot goes to the one that matches all 7.
Eurojackpot is another extremely popular lottery among Finnish players. This lottery is drawn at 7 Pm local Finnish time on every Friday. This lottery is played in 18 European countries and the jackpots vary between 10 and 90 million euros.
The size of the main win depends on the line bet, which can be 50 cents, a euro or two euros. The game has a total of eight winning categories and wins whenever the month in a row is correct.
You have to pick 5 numbers between 1 and 50 and 2 additional numbers between 1 and 10 to play the Eurojackpot lottery. To claim the jackpot, all seven numbers drawn must suit the numbers of your choice. Should no ticket holder hit the seven necessary numbers, the top prize rolls through to the next week's draw.
4. Kaikki tai ei mitään ( Veikkaus )
Kaikki tai ei mitään -lottery (all or nothing) is a fairly new lotto game in the Finnish gambling market. This game is different from regular lotto games, as we will tell you shortly. You can also add Onnenapila -feature for bigger winnings, this feature works like Plus – feature in Lotto and Viking Lotto. This lottery game is played every day and the draw is at 9 PM local time.
Since 12 numbers are selected on one line out of 24 in the draw, this means that it is really likely that one number will hit correctly. As you might have guessed, getting one number correctly at the beginning of the draw is exactly 50%. The biggest probabilities are to get 5-7 numbers correctly in each draw. This also affects Kaikki tai ei mitään games in profit distribution! If your line has 5, 6 or 7 correctly then you do not win anything. 4 and 8 correctly brings back your bet. After this is where the main winnings come from! 3 correct or 9 correct brings the bet back five times. 10 or 2 correctly brings a win worth 25 times of the bet. A 250-fold win will hit if you get 11 right or just one right!
5. Synttärit ( Veikkaus )
Many of us use our birth date, when choosing lottery numbers. So this is where the idea of this new Finnish lottery game Synttärit ( birthday), came from. This game is played every day at 8 PM Finnish time.
In the Synttärit game, the main prizes of 75,000 to 300,000 euros are sought in a line consisting of the correct day, month, year and letter. The game line could be, for example, 28 May 64 T. The line must be based on an existing date and one letter found in the Finnish alphabet.
The size of the main win depends on the line bet, which can be 50 cents, a euro or two euros. The game has a total of eight winning categories and it wins whenever the month in a row is correct.