There are six prize tiers available in Finland’s Lotto and you can also play the Plus number for a chance to multiply your winnings by five. Supplementary Joker and Double Joker games can also be played alongside the main Lotto draw.
Lotto draws are held every Saturday at 22:10 EET (21:10 CET), with the Joker game taking place straight after.
How to Play
Choose seven numbers between 1 and 40. You win prizes by matching them with the winning numbers drawn in the Lotto. The jackpot is won by matching all seven main numbers.
You can also play the Plus number for an additional €0.50. You are given a random number between 1 and 30 and if it matches the winning Plus number any non-jackpot prizes you win are multiplied by five. You can add up to €1 million to the original value of a prize in this way. If you match the Plus number without winning any other prizes, you win €5.
Some of the Lotto prizes are fixed amounts and some are calculated on a pari-mutuel basis, which means they depend on how many tickets are sold and how many winners there are in each tier. The prize tiers for matching five and six numbers, or six numbers plus the bonus, each receive a set percentage of the total prize fund. The remaining money is then used to pay out the fixed-value prizes, including the jackpot.
The value of the jackpot is determined by lottery provider Veikkaus before the draw. If it is not won in a given draw, it will roll over to the next one and will continue to do so until someone wins it.
|Numbers Matched||Odds of Winning||Prize Fund Distribution||Average Lotto Prize||Average Prize with Plus Number|
|7||1 in 18,643,560||Fixed Amount||Jackpot||Jackpot|
|6 + Bonus Ball||1 in 2,663,365||3.80%*||€100,000||€500,000|
|6||1 in 83,230||2.50%*||€2,000||€10,000|
|5||1 in 681||3.00%*||€50||€250|
|4||1 in 97||€10||€10||€50|
|3 + Bonus Ball||1 in 107||€2||€2||€10|
|Lotto Plus Number||1 in 30||-||-||€5|
|Overall odds of winning a prize in Finnish Lotto are 1 in 50 and 1 in 19 for Lotto Plus players.|
*Percentage of total prize fund.
An additional game called the Joker can be played alongside Finland’s Lotto. To play, choose seven numbers between 0 and 9. You can pick the same number more than once. On the night of a draw, a seven-digit Joker number is randomly generated, and you win prizes when you match the same digits in the same place.
For example, if the Joker number generated is 1291268, the number 1234567 would win because it matches three digits in the same place: 12***6*. The more numbers you match, the bigger the prize.
The cost of playing Joker is €2, and you can also play Double Joker for an extra €1. The Double Joker game is played in the same way, except that when the last digit of the Joker number is matched, any prizes you win are doubled.
Joker prizes are fixed amounts. The value of the jackpot is set by lottery providers Veikkaus before the draw and although it is usually set at €1 million (€2 million for Double Joker) it can change from draw to draw.
Below you can see the prizes available in Finland’s Joker and the odds of winning in each tier.
|Numbers Matched in Correct Position||Odds of Winning||Joker Prize||Joker Double Prize|
|7||1 in 10,000,000||Jackpot||Double Jackpot|
|6||1 in 158,730||€20,000||€40,000|
|5||1 in 5,878||€500||€1,000|
|4||1 in 391||€50||€100|
|3||1 in 43||€6||€12|
|2||1 in 8||€3||€6|
The biggest ever Finnish Lotto jackpot worth €14.5 million was won in June 2018 by a single ticket holder.