- Finland Lotto
How to Play Finland Lotto, Info, Rules, Guides
Finland is known for organizing lotteries. Nearly 70% of the Finnish population regularly participates in Lotto Finland and as it has become part of Finnish culture. Thanks to digitalization in the world, anyone can take part in this fantastic lottery at any time. Want to learn more about this lottery? Get ready and keep reading this article.
How to play Finland Lotto
As we mentioned before, everyone around the world can play Lotto Finland. All you have to do is go through a small registration process on a credible lottery service. Once you have registered and made your first deposit, these services purchase tickets on your behalf, scan them and send them to your email address. With that said, let's take a look at Lotto Finland's format. The lottery is a 7 out of 40 game. More specifically, players must select 7 numbers from 1-40. A line at Lotto Finland costs only SEK 10, which makes this lottery very affordable.
If you want to win the minimum jackpot worth just over SEK 7.1 million you must match all 7 numbers. If there are no jackpot winners, a rollover happens next, which explains why Lotto Finland has reached incredibly large jackpots in recent years. Players who match 6 numbers win the second prize of SEK 510 million, while those who match 5 numbers receive SEK 20,000. Draws are held every Saturday. The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 15,380,000 which is quite impressive compared to other national lotteries the world over.
You must select 7 numbers from 1-40
Match all 7 numbers to win the jackpot
Profits are tax free
Finish Lotto Joker
An additional game called the Joker can be played alongside Finland’s Lotto. To play, choose seven numbers between 0 and 9. You can pick the same number more than once. On the night of a draw, a seven-digit Joker number is randomly generated, and you win prizes when you match the same digits in the same place.
For example, if the Joker number generated is 1291268, the number 1234567 would win because it matches three digits in the same place: 12***6*. The more numbers you match, the bigger the prize.
The cost of playing Joker is €2, and you can also play Double Joker for an extra €1. The Double Joker game is played in the same way, except that when the last digit of the Joker number is matched, any prizes you win are doubled.
Joker prizes are fixed amounts. The value of the jackpot is set by lottery providers Veikkaus before the draw and although it is usually set at €1 million (€2 million for Double Joker) it can change from draw to draw.
Lotto draws are held every Saturday at 22:10 EET (21:10 CET), with the Joker game taking place straight after.
Finish Lotto story
It is estimated that around 4,000 Finns a week select the numbers 3, 9, 15, 21, 27, 33 and 39. These numbers make up the third column of a Finnish Lotto ticket.
In February 2015, a record amount of €27.8 million was given away on Finnish Lotto. This special ‘double jackpot’ marked Valentine’s Day and was split between two groups.
Finland Lotto history
Lotteries began to be launched in Finland during the 1940s. Since then, the Finnish government has taken great steps to license all games while regulating how people plan and win prizes. Lotto Finland, also known as Veikkaus Lotto was launched in 1971. More and more people began to appreciate this lottery and has made it the most popular in Finland, despite there being more than 20 to choose from. One thing that is interesting about this lottery is that the format has never changed since it was launched. This is because the format is unique with contrasts compared to other national lotteries.
The very first lotto game in Finland, was brought to life around September 1940, and then was called "Constant". In 1975 Veikkaus company was founded by Finnish government. This Company is 100% state-owned and offices are placed in Veikkaus, Finland.
Finnish Veikkaus company's main game is Finland Veikkaus Lotto.
There are another star arrived, Pan-Scandinavian lotto called Viking Lotto.
Except of this two flagship games, Veikkaus company offer other games like Keno, VeikkausBingo, Jokeripelit, Instant games, Scratch cards and some others.
On the right picture: Draw machine used in Finnish Keno game.
Let's back to Finnish Lotto. The entry price of playing Finland Lotto is keeped at low level, in order to attract wide spectrum of players. Althought, jackpots are not so impressive ones, compared to Euromillions, Powerball, MegaMillions or SuperEnalotto famous lotto games.
However, odds of winning are very attractive ones and more favourable for Finland lottery game.
Finland Keno Drawing machine
In 1993 pan-Scandinavian Viking Lotto was launched. It was possible, after estabilishing lotto operators alliance from various Scandinavian countries like Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Iceland and Estonia.
Records says that 70% of Finnish population plays Lotto and other lucky-driven games. Why? Perhaps, they are aware that the majority of profits from such games will return to them, in this or another way. Well, 50% of the proceeds are going to the lottery winners and are paid in cash.
Profits go to support various activities in Finland like sport events, maintaining and renovation of sport facilities, cinemas, theaters, museums, local & national cultural events, youth and scouts activity, supporting scientists, etc.
The list is very long one and majority of Finns, benefit this or another way from Finnish lotto profits. That's a great way, for this small by count but big by spirit nation.
The current Finland lotto jackpot record accounts for 14.1 mln Euro. The astonishing jackpot was scooped on 13 February 2016. The winning Finish lotto numbers then were 6, 10, 22, 26, 29, 33, 37 + 7, 16. Interestingly enough there were two players who were lucky to win that astonishing prize.
The second biggest jackpot in this lottery was claimed in October 2012. Then the prize amounted to 12.2 mln Euro while the winning Finish lotto numbers were 9, 17, 22, 29, 34, 35, 36 + 13, 16.
The third largest jackpot was won in January 2017. It accounted for 9 mln Euro while the winning Finish lotto numbers listed 5, 9, 10, 11, 18, 24, 27 + 1.
Finland Lotto Conclusion
One of the best things about Lotto Finland is that all winnings, including the jackpot, are paid out in cash. Profits that do not exceed SEK 10,000 can be obtained from any dealer. They also do not need to be taxed in Finland but they may need to be taxed in your country, so be sure to check the rules before you play. The prize for playing at Lotto Finland is also very cheap, only SEK 10 to win the minimum jackpot of SEK 7.1 million. Try Lotto Finland today for the chance to win the jackpot!
Company Veikkaus Oy is the operator of Finnish Lotto. On the picture below, you will find headquarters of Veikkaus Oy, in Veikkaus, Finland.
Finnish Lotto headquarters
Let us hear, what Veikkaus Oy company says about themselves: We offer high quality gaming entertainment, by reliable and responsible way, generating over €1,1 Million of lottery revenue each day, for Finnish society.
The bulk of this proceeds, Veikkaus contribute to the Finnish State. This money are distributed futher to Finnish sports, culture, arts, science and to Finnish Ministry of Education, for funding youth work.
Finland lottery employee
Veikkaus operates lotto games, sport games, instant games and other draw games.
On the left: Finnish Veikkaus happy employees, show us some instant scratch cards games.
There are two other gambling operators in Finland:
The Finnish Slot Machine Association RAY and Fintoto, which operates on-track horse betting.
Veikkaus is not only a traditional gaming company. For Finns, this Finland Lotto operator is also a significant part of Finnish society. In the first years of Veikkaus activity, after the company was founded in 1940 year, our proceeds were only distributed to sports. It all changed in 1956 year, when arts, science and youth work, were included as their beneficials.
Every Finn could enjoy Lotto gaming revenues.
When playing football, whilst going to the local swimming pool, going to the theatre and to the cinema or by participating in the Scouts, etc.
Over €1,1 Million of lottery revenue are distributed every day, to the benefit of Finns.
Finland is the nation of around 5 million citizens.
Finland Lotto （Finish Lotto）Prize and Odds
The value of the jackpot is determined by lottery provider Veikkaus before the draw. If it is not won in a given draw, it will roll over to the next one and will continue to do so until someone wins it.
Finland lotto online offers rather competitive winning chances as opposed to other international games. The winning odds vary from 1 : 73 for the 5th prize and 1 : 15,380,937 for the jackpot. The won prize division will depend on the winning combination matching the corresponding Finland lotto results. Check out the list of the winning odds depending on the matched Finland lotto numbers.
|Numbers Matched||Odds of Winning||Prize Fund Distribution||Average Lotto Prize||Average Prize with Plus Number|
|7||1 in 18,643,560||Fixed Amount||Jackpot||Jackpot|
|6 + Bonus Ball||1 in 2,663,365||3.80%*||€100,000||€500,000|
|6||1 in 83,230||2.50%*||€2,000||€10,000|
|5||1 in 681||3.00%*||€50||€250|
|4||1 in 97||€10||€10||€50|
|3 + Bonus Ball||1 in 107||€2||€2||€10|
|Lotto Plus Number||1 in 30||-||-||€5|
|Overall odds of winning a prize in Finnish Lotto are 1 in 50 and 1 in 19 for Lotto Plus players.|
|Numbers Matched in Correct Position||Odds of Winning||Joker Prize||Joker Double Prize|
|7||1 in 10,000,000||Jackpot||Double Jackpot|
|6||1 in 158,730||€20,000||€40,000|
|5||1 in 5,878||€500||€1,000|
|4||1 in 391||€50||€100|
|3||1 in 43||€6||€12|
|2||1 in 8||€3||€6|
How to Claim Prize
In case you are lucky to win Finland Lotto jackpot then you can get the winning as a lump sum in cash. According to the Finnish regulations, the lottery prizes must be paid out in cash. All lottery winnings in Finland are to be claimed within a year after the draw date. Otherwise, the prize will be canceled and used for the good causes. The prizes of over €20,000 will be paid out within 3 weeks from the claiming date.