Vikinglotto was the first multi-national lottery in Europe, and is now played in nine different countries. It offers jackpots from €3 million to €35 million, and can be played with various supplementary games, most notably, the Wednesday ‘Joker.’
How to play
To play Vikinglotto, you choose six numbers between 1 and 48, plus one Viking number between 1 and 8. The Viking number is drawn from a separate pool, so it can be the same as a main number. You can either select your own numbers or go for a Quick Pick and have a random set generated for you. The game can be played online or via authorised retailers in any of the nine participating countries. Draws take place in Hamar, Norway, every Wednesday at 20:00 CET.
Prizes and Odds of Winning
|Prize Tier||Prize||Odds of Winning|
|6 Numbers + Viking Ball||Jackpot (minimum €3 million)||1 in 98,172,096|
|6 Numbers||Shared Prize||1 in 14,024,585|
|5 Numbers + Viking Ball||Set by Individual Nations||1 in 389,572|
|5 Numbers||Set by Individual Nations||1 in 55,653|
|4 Numbers + Viking Ball||Set by Individual Nations||1 in 7,601|
|4 Numbers||Set by Individual Nations||1 in 1,086|
|3 Numbers + Viking Ball||Set by Individual Nations||1 in 428|
|3 Numbers||Set by Individual Nations||1 in 61|
|2 Numbers + Viking Ball||Set by Individual Nations||1 in 58|
|2 Numbers||Set by Individual Nations||1 in 8|
|Overall odds of winning a prize in Viking Lotto are 1 in 6.|
*Note that the prize tiers differ in each participating country (with the exception of the top two), and not all countries offer all of the tiers listed here.
The Vikinglotto jackpot can grow to a maximum of €35 million. Any additional funds beyond this point go to the next tier below. While the top two prize tiers are shared between all participating nations, the rest of the prizes are set individually by each country.
Vikinglotto was launched in 1993 and was initially played in Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland and Denmark. Estonia joined in 2000, followed by Latvia and Lithuania in February 2011. Slovenia’s arrival in November 2017 took the number of participating countries to nine.