Denmark - Lotto
Lotto is Denmark’s national lottery game.
Draws are held once a week on Saturdays at 20:00 local time, with ticket sales closing at 17:55 on Saturdays and resuming shortly after the draw.
Tickets cost DKK 5.00 per line.
To play, choose seven numbers from 1 to 36, or go for a Quick Pick for numbers generated at random.
All entries are placed into a Raffle draw at no extra cost, with two guaranteed prizes of DKK 1 million available.
System Entry is available for players who don’t mind spending more to increase their chances of winning. In this mode, players select up to 12 numbers that are then entered into the Lotto draw in every possible combination, generating nearly 800 entries!
Lotto also has a Good Luck game, with players manually selecting the first six numbers. Good Luck can be played online for up to 100 lines at a time.
The Play Together feature can be used to participate in Lotto, Viking Lotto and Eurojackpot at the same time.
Joker costs DKK 10.00, with players receiving a random seven-digit number printed on their ticket, which pays out a minimum jackpot of DKK 2 million for matching all seven digits in the order drawn.
With a minimum guaranteed jackpot of DKK 6 million, this is a rollover game with no jackpot or rollover limits.
The largest ever Lotto jackpot was DKK 72 million, which was shared between three lucky ticket holders in 2009.
The biggest ever single win was for DKK 38.5 million in 2008.
Odds and Prizes
The odds of winning the Lotto jackpot are 1 in 8,347,680.
Players can win prizes at five different tiers, with 1 in 61 overall odds of
winning a prize.
|Prize Category||Numbers Matched||Winning Odds||Winning Odds %|
|1||7||1 in 8,347,680||0.00001|
|2||6, plus Bonus Ball||1 in 1,192,526||0.00008|
|3||6||1 in 42,590||0.002|
|4||5||1 in 979||0.1|
|5||4||1 in 65||1.5|
Payout and Taxes
Players have up to 60 days to claim Lotto winnings, which are paid out as lump sums only.
Although Lotto prizes are subject to tax, this is automatically deducted by the lottery operator, with the advertised prize the amount actually banked. Overseas players should check local tax laws to find out if winnings need to be declared at home.
Who Can Play Lotto?
Players must be at least 18 years of age to enter Lotto.
Lotto tickets are available online from the official Danske Spil website and from authorized lottery dealers across Denmark.
Overseas players can enter Lotto from select Lottery Agent websites.
History of Lotto
Lotto is operated by Danske Spil, which even though established back in 1948, didn’t hold its first Lotto draw until 1989.