Hatoslottó, or Lotto 6, is one of two popular lottery games played in
Hungary, with the other being Ötöslottó.
Hatoslottó draws take place once a week on Sundays. The
draw itself is made at around 16:50 Hungarian time, with the results usually
published online and announced on TV within two hours.
Hatoslottó is relatively cheap to play, with a ticket priced at 225
Hungarian forints. Players choose six numbers from 1 to
45 or can buy a ticket with six randomly generated numbers.
In addition to playing Hatoslottó, players can also choose to play “The
Joker” game at a cost of 200 forints.
To play “The Joker”, players choose six numbers between 0 and 9. The jackpot
is won by matching all six balls in the order they are drawn. Other prizes can
be won by matching a minimum of two balls.
Hatoslottó can roll over for up to 52 weeks, meaning that hugely inflated
jackpots can and have been won in the past.
The biggest ever Hatoslottó win took place on September 21, 2008, when one
lucky player won 2,958,307,350 forints. Other significant wins
took place in May 2012 at 1,491,506,710 forints, and in August 2013 at
The minimum guaranteed jackpot for the Hatoslottó is 60,000,000 forints,
although it is typically higher than this, even on weeks when it “starts over”
after a win. Around 47% of the total Hatoslottó prize fund is dedicated to the
The odds of winning the Hatoslottó jackpot are 1 in 8,145,060.
While the odds of winning any lottery game are always long, the odds of
winning the Hatoslottó compare well to some other lotteries in Europe and
around the world.
The Hatoslottó offers four prize tiers, which are outlined in the table
below. While the Hatoslottó has a minimum guaranteed jackpot, there are no
guarantees at lower prize tiers.
Hatoslottó winnings are awarded as one-off cash payments. All prizes must be
claimed within 90 days of the date of the draw. Hatoslottó winnings are not
taxable in Hungary, although if you play from elsewhere, you should check
whether your winnings will be subject to local taxes.
The first Hatoslottó was held on October 29, 1988, with “The Joker” game
being added in 1993.
Originally, Hatoslottó used a 6+1 draw format, with the secondary prize
being offered to players who matched five numbers plus the bonus number. In
2007, it was changed to the model used today.