Ötöslottó, also known as Lotto 5, is one of two popular lottery games played
in Hungary, alongside Hatoslottó.
The Ötöslottó draw takes place once a week on Saturdays
between 19:30 and 19:45.
Ötöslottó tickets cost 225 Hungarian Forints. To play
Ötöslottó, choose five numbers from 1 to 90,or purchase a
ticket with five randomly selected numbers.
When purchasing an Ötöslottó ticket, players can buy a ticket for The Joker
game for an additional 20 Forints, with the The Joker draw
taking place immediately after the main Ötöslottó draw.
Playing The Joker game is straightforward, with players choosing six numbers
between 0 and 9; however, players can only win The Joker if they match all six
numbers in the order they are drawn.
Ötöslottó has a rollover cap of 52 weeks and can be tough to win, but the
jackpot is often very lucrative and attractive due to these regular rollovers.
The highest Ötöslottó jackpot ever won was over 2 billion Forints, more than
the highest ever Hatoslottó jackpot!
The highest ever Ötöslottó jackpot wins are as follows:
Ötöslottó offers a minimum guaranteed jackpot of 60 million Forints, the
same as Hatoslottó; however, far higher sums are frequently won due to the long
odds of winning.
The odds of winning the Ötöslottó jackpot are 1 in 43,949,268.
Although these odds are similar to other global lotteries, the Ötöslottó
jackpot is unfortunately far lower than in many of these locations.
Ötöslottó pays out prizes at four different tiers, as outlined in the table
below. Although Ötöslottó guarantees a minimum jackpot amount, there are no
guarantees for prize amounts at lower tiers.
Gambling service provider, Szerencsejáték, pays out Ötöslottó prizes as
single payments only, with players having 90 days to make a
Players can claim prizes of up to 200,000 Forints from any authorized
lottery retailer. Winners of higher prizes must contact Szerencsejáték to make
Hungary does not levy taxes on lottery winnings. However, if Ötöslottó is
played from elsewhere, check local laws to find out if winnings are
Ötöslottó tickets are on sale at over 7,700 authorized retailers across
Hungary. Players must be at least 18 years of age to buy a
It is also possible to play Ötöslottó online, although it is necessary to
have a Hungarian bank account to register on the official website and to
receive potential winnings.
Players without a Hungarian bank account can also play online at various
lottery agent websites.
The first Ötöslottó draw took place on March 7, 1957. Both Ötöslottó and
Hatoslottó are currently operated by Szerencsejáték, a state-run company
responsible for administering all lottery games in Hungary.