Lotto is Norway’s main national lottery game.
Draws take place once a week on Saturdays at 19:45 local time and are broadcast live on national television. Ticket sales close at 18:00 on draw days and resume shortly afterward.
Entry costs NOK 10.00 for a minimum of two lines, with additional lines available for NOK 5.00 each.
To play, choose seven numbers between 1 and 34, or go for a Quick Pick for numbers generated at random. An eighth ball is drawn, but this is solely a bonus ball to decide the second-tier prize, with players needing to choose no extra numbers.
In System Entry, players choose up to 12 numbers that are then entered into the draw as multiple combinations to enhance the chances of winning. These numbers can be randomly generated.
In Andelsbank, players buy a 10% stake in a collection of tickets, sharing potential winnings with fellow participants. NOK 500 buys a share of 1,000 entries.
Players can add a Joker to their ticket for an extra NOK 20.00, receiving a random five-digit number that must be matched in the order drawn to win the jackpot. Secondary prizes are also available. Additionally, one lucky Joker participant wins an extra cash prize, which can be risked for a chance to win even more money.
Super Lotto draws take place four times a year, with players entering an additional raffle game for a chance to win a guaranteed NOK 1 million prize.
Lotto has a minimum jackpot of NOK 2.5 million, with the jackpot accumulating each time it fails to be won.
The biggest ever winning Lotto jackpot was NOK 46 million in 2012.
Odds and Prizes
The odds of winning the Lotto jackpot are 1 in 5,379,616.
Players can win prizes at five different tiers, with 1 in 11 overall odds of winning something.
|Prize Category||Numbers Matched||Winning Odds||Winning Odds %|
|1||7||1 in 5,379,616||0.00002|
|2||6, plus Bonus Ball||1 in 768,516||0.0001|
|3||6||1 in 29,558||0.003|
|4||5||1 in 729||0.14|
|5||4||1 in 52||1.9|
Payout and Taxes
Players have up to 60 days to claim Lotto prizes, which are paid out as lump sums only.
Norway does not levy tax on lottery winnings, but overseas players should check local tax laws to find out if prizes need to be declared at home.
Who Can Play Lotto?
Players must be at least 18 years of age to play Lotto.
Tickets are available from the official website, mobile app or from authorized lottery retailers across Norway
Overseas players can play Lotto via selected Lottery Agent websites.
History of Lotto
Launched in 1986, Lotto is operated by state-owned Norsk Tipping.
Prior to 2015, two bonus balls were drawn instead of just one. Also, there were regular millionaire raffle games before the current Superdraw format was introduced.