The Finnish Lotto game is played every Saturday evening and is becoming increasingly popular with online lottery fans, probably because word is spreading that the Finnish Lotto offers ten levels of consolation prizes in addition to the jackpot. You can buy tickets for this game online just as easily as you can buy online tickets for lottery games in your own country, so by the time you have familiarised yourself with the rules as presented here, you will be ready to try and win yourself a Finnish Lotto jackpot.
Playing the Finnish Lotto
To play the Finnish Lotto game you need to select seven numbers from the range 1 to 39. When the game takes place, seven numbers will be drawn as the main numbers, followed by two bonus numbers. If the seven selections in your entry match the seven main numbers then you will win the jackpot.
As stated a few moments ago, there are plenty of consolation prizes to be won in addition to the jackpot itself. Full details of how to win at the various consolation prize levels are provided in the table below, along with the odds of you winning a prize at each level.
|Prize Level||Matches||Odds of Winning|
|Jackpot||7 main numbers||1 in 15,380,937|
|2nd||6 main numbers + 1 bonus number||1 in 1,098,638|
|3rd||6 main numbers||1 in 73,242|
|4th||5 main numbers + 2 bonus numbers||1 in 732,425|
|5th||5 main numbers + 1 bonus number||1 in 12,207|
|6th||5 main numbers||1 in 1,684|
|7th||4 main numbers + 2 bonus numbers||1 in 14,648|
|8th||4 main numbers + 1 bonus number||1 in 505|
|9th||4 main numbers||1 in 108|
|10th||3 main numbers + 2 bonus numbers||1 in 1,010|
|11th||3 main numbers + 1 bonus number||1 in 54|
Should no ticket match all seven main numbers required to win the top prize, the jackpot rolls over to the next Finnish Lotto draw. If two or more tickets match all seven main numbers then the jackpot is divided equally between the winning tickets.
Finnish Lotto Results
Those of you who buy your Finnish Lotto tickets online will be notified by email if any of your entries win a major prize, but it is still a good idea to get into the habit of checking the Finnish Lotto results personally. The results are published online within minutes of each draw taking place, which means that you can find out if you have won – and start making those shopping plans – without delay!