Lotto Maxima is one of several popular national lottery games played in Ukraine.
Lotto Maxima draws are held three times a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays at 22:15 local time. These draws are broadcast live on the official website and on the respective YouTube channel, with tape delay shown on Ukrainian national television about 30 minutes later.
Tickets cost UAH 5.00.
To play, choose five numbers between 1 and 45, or go for a Quick Pick for randomly generated numbers.
Lotto Maxima players can improve their chances of winning by playing System Entry to choose up to 12 numbers that are then entered into the Lotto Maxima draw in every possible combination.
Participants can also enter for up to six draws in advance so that they never miss a draw.
Lotto Maxima does not have any secondary games or opportunities to win or multiply cash prizes beyond the main draw.
Lotto Maxima has a minimum guaranteed jackpot of UAH 400,000.
This is a rollover lottery with no jackpot or rollover caps.
The biggest ever winning Lotto Maxima jackpot was UAH 4 million on August 31, 2014.
Odds and Prizes
The odds of winning the Lotto Maxima jackpot are 1 in 1,221,759, with cash prizes available at four different tiers.
The overall odds of winning a prize are 1 in 11.
|Prize category||Numbers Matched||Winning Odds||Winning Odds %|
|1||5||1 in 1,221,759||0.00008|
|2||4||1 in 6,108||0.02|
|3||3||1 in 156||0.6|
|4||2||1 in 12||8.33|
Payout and Taxes
Players have up to 180 days to claim prizes, with jackpot winners receiving payments as lump sums only.
Ukraine levies taxes on all lottery winnings at a flat rate of 18%, plus a compulsory 1.5% additional deduction for Army funding.
Who Can Play Lotto Maxima?
Players must be at least 18 years of age to buy Lotto Maxima tickets.
Tickets can be purchased from any of the 6,000 UNL Terminals found across Ukraine, as well as at over 24,000 payment terminals operated by other companies. This is a self-service process, with no need to contact a store assistant.
Alternatively, players can enter Lotto Maxima via the official UNL website and app, or via SMS message.
It is not possible to enter Lotto Maxima from abroad through Lottery Agent websites.
History of Lotto Maxima
Founded in 1997, Lotto Maxima is operated by Ukrayinska Natsionalna Lotereya, one of two state-owned lottery operators in Ukraine.
Lotto Maxima was launched in December 2008 and has kept the same format ever since.