- Poland Mini Lotto
How to Play Poland Mini Lotto, Info, Rules, Guides
Mini Lotto info
Polish Mini Lotto 5/42 might not be a household name like many other European games—including Poland’s flagship lottery, Polish Lotto—but that doesn’t mean it’s not worth paying attention to. Although this little “mini” lottery stands in a junior category that very few other international lotto games belong to, it offers players the chance to play and win prizes every single day of the week. In addition, its tickets are among the cheapest of any lottery we’ve ever come across and the prize amounts can still reach into the tens of thousands of euros—a windfall that would make just about anyone smile from ear to ear. As a result, we consider it to be one of our favourite lottery games.
Totalizator Sportowy is the only licensed operator of number games and cash lotteries in Poland. Established in 1955, the 100% state-owned company is in charge of the country's multiple lottery games, including Lotto, Mini Lotto, and several others. The lottery operator is also tasked with conducting all sports-betting activities within Poland.
According to their official website, the mission of Totalizator Sportowy is to raise funds in support of different sports programs, as well as nurturing the country's cultural identity. To date, the company has raised over zl14 billion towards that goal.
Polish Mini Lotto Drawing time
Poland Mini Lotto results are aired right after the drawings that take place in the headquarters of Totalizator Sportowy in Warsaw. At the moment, draws are held six times a week. To be more precise, they are held every day starting from Monday to Saturday, at 21:40 local time. Poland Mini Lotto numbers are drawn using the mechanical lottery ball machine. In case you were curious, the first ever draw was held on Mar 31, 1976, or 43 years, 10 months and 26 days ago.
The Polish Mini Lotto draws take place every single day of the week (that’s from Monday to Sunday, in case you’re wondering) in the nation’s capital of Warsaw at 9:40 pm CET.
How to Play Mini Lotto
The currently applied format is as follows: 5 / 1-42. As you can see, players are to choose 5 main Poland Mini Lotto numbers from the range of 1-42 Poland Mini Lotto numbers. Pay attention that in Lotto Mini Poland there are neither bonus, nor additional numbers.
Mini Lotto Price
The minimum cost of playing is zl 1,25 ($ 0.32). Lotto Mini Poland does not offer any opportunities to multiply prizes. A good news is that there is a chance to win an extra prize if to take part in Super Chance, an add-on game.
Hot and Cold Numbers
The lottery’s most often drawn numbers are 18, 22, 26, 30, 33. The cold, or the least frequent numbers are 01, 20, 26, 27, 30.
Poland charges a 10% tax on any lottery winnings above 2,280 złoty. Foreign players playing this game online should check their own country’s tax laws, as some countries tax lotto winnings and some do not. If your country does tax lotto prizes, you might have to pay taxes twice.
Poland Mini Lotto Prize and Odds
Polish Mini Lotto’s odds are hands down the best we have ever come across in the entire international lottery industry: players have a 1 in 850,668 chance of winning the jackpot with each entry ticket that they purchase. But since tickets are so cheap, it makes most sense to buy a handful of them, which would make your likelihood of winning even better.
The lottery currently offers 3 prize categories. The amount of the top prize is fixed, which means that Lotto Mini Poland is not the one to bring you a record-high jackpot. For now, it accounts for €70,000 ($ 76.8 K). It was set on Dec 31, 2015, or 4 years, 1 month and 26 days ago. Just for your interest, the winning numbers were 1, 4, 6, 39, 42. As shown by official estimates, the odds of winning the top prize are 1 : 850,668. In particular, you will have to correctly guess all the 5 main Poland Mini Lotto numbers.
You can check out the full breakdown of Polish Mini Lotto’s odds and prize tiers in the table below:
1 : 850,668
1 : 4598
1 : 128
How to claim the Mini Lotto prize
Keep in mind that Lotto Mini Poland top prize can only be paid out as a lump sum. In order to receive it, you will have to personally visit the operator's main office in Warsaw. As for Lotto Mini Poland prizes of other categories, they can be received at regional lottery offices. More specifically, this applies to prizes of zl 2,280 ($ 588.5). Unfortunately, Lotto Mini Poland winnings are subject to a 10% tax. One more thing to take into account is that all the prizes are to be claimed within 60 days from the day of the draw or otherwise the winning ticket expires, regardless of Poland Mini Lotto results.