Vikinglotto Joker

Joker is a popular game that can be played alongside Vikinglotto every Wednesday. It gives players the opportunity to win money by matching a set of random numbers in the exact order they are generated. It is currently available in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, Finland and Latvia. The game requires an additional stake to play, which varies depending on which country you’re playing in.

Joker

How Joker Works

Joker is played on a Wednesday shortly before the main Vikinglotto draw. How you enter depends on the country you’re playing in.

Each entry consists of a set of numbers between 0 and 9 with the possibility for the same number to appear more than once. Some countries allow you to choose your own numbers, whilst others give you a randomly generated selection or use the final digits of your player card. A winning Joker series made up of several digits is then randomly generated on the night of each draw. You win prizes for matching your chosen numbers with those in the winning series in the exact same order. The more you match, the bigger the prize.

Joker game rules can differ slightly depending on where you play. Each country produces its own set of results and pays its own prizes.

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Denmark

You play seven numbers between 0 and 9 in Denmark’s Joker. These numbers are generated at random when you buy a lottery ticket. To win a prize, you must match at least two of the digits in the winning Joker number in the correct order from the back. Prizes are calculated on a pari-mutuel basis, meaning that they depend on the number of people playing and the number of winners.

The cost of playing the Joker is 10 kr. It can also be played alongside Denmark’s Lotto on Saturdays.

Tickets for Vikinglotto Joker are available until 17:55 CET on the day of the draw. Entries for future draws go on sale straight after the game has been played.

Numbers Matched in
Correct Position (from the back)
Odds of WinningPrize Percentage
71 in 10,000,00051.5%
61 in 1,000,0009%
51 in 100,0006%
41 in 10,0006.5%
31 in 1,0007%
21 in 10020%
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Finland

To play in Finland, choose seven numbers between 0 and 9. You can either pick your own or use the last seven digits of your player card number. Shortly before the Vikinglotto draw on a Wednesday, a seven-digit number is randomly generated as the winning Joker series. Players win prizes when they match the same digits in the same place.

For example, if the winning number generated is 7713567, the number 7214987 would win because it matches three digits in the same place: 7*1***7.

The cost of playing Joker is €2, and you can also play Double Joker for an additional €1. This is played in the same way, except that when the last digit of the Joker number is matched, prizes are doubled. The Joker can also be played on Fridays and Saturdays in Finland, alongside Eurojackpot and Finnish Lotto.

The cut-off for ticket sales for the Vikinglotto Joker is 19:00 EET (18:00 CET) on the day of the draw. Ticket sales for future draws resume at 22:30 EET (21:30 CET).

Numbers Matched
in Correct Position
Odds of WinningJoker PrizeJoker Double Prize
71 in 10,000,000 Jackpot Double Jackpot
61 in 158,730€20,000 €40,000
51 in 5,879€500€1,000
41 in 392€50€100
31 in 44€6€12
21 in 8€3€6
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Iceland

In Iceland’s version of the game, you are given five randomly-selected numbers between 0 and 9 and you win prizes depending on how many of the winning digits you match in the right order, whether it’s from the front or back.

It is possible to match both the first two digits and the last two digits with one selection. For example, if your number is 12345 and the winning Joker number is 12945 you would win double the amount, as you match two digits from both the front and the back.

Iceland’s Joker can be played alongside Vikinglotto on Wednesdays, on Fridays with Eurojackpot, or on Saturdays with Icelandic Lotto. It costs 200 kr to play.

To play the Vikinglotto Joker, you must enter before 16:00 GST (18:00 CEST) in the summer and 17:00 GST (18:00 CET) in the winter.

Numbers Matched in
Correct Position (from front or back)
Odds of WinningPrize
51 in 100,0002,000,000 kr
41 in 5,556100,000 kr
31 in 55610,000 kr
21 in 562,000 kr
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Latvia

There are two different types of Joker game in Latvia; Joker and Joker 7. The two games operate independently from each other, with a different set of winning numbers and separate prize pool. If you play online you have the option to choose your own numbers, whilst buying from an authorised retailer means the numbers will be randomly generated for you.

It costs €1.50 to play either Joker or Joker 7. The games are played on Wednesdays and Saturdays alongside the main Latvian Lotto draw, but are available to anyone who takes part in Vikinglotto, Keno, SuperBingo or Eurojackpot. The cut-off for both games is 18:00 CET.

The standard game is played with six numbers and you win by matching at least two digits of the winning series in the correct order from the back.

Numbers Matched in
Correct Position (from the back)
Odds of WinningPrize
61 in 1,000,000€150,000
51 in 100,000€6,000
41 in 10,000€600
31 in 1,000€60
21 in 100€15

Joker 7 is played with seven numbers, rather than six, but it is played in the same way. The extra digit means that it is more difficult to win, but the prizes are worth more.

Prizes and Odds of Winning for Joker 7:

Numbers Matched in
Correct Position (from the back)
Odds of WinningPrize
71 in 10,000,000€750,000
61 in 1,000,000€75,000
51 in 100,000€6,000
41 in 10,000€600
31 in 1,000€60
21 in 100€15
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Norway

In Norway’s Joker, the game is played with five numbers, and your first entry into every draw is made up of the last five digits of your player card number. For any additional entries, your Joker numbers will be randomly generated. Prizes are won by matching two, three, four or five digits in the winning series in the right place, starting from the back. Prizes are calculated on a pari-mutuel basis, meaning they differ from draw to draw depending on how many people have played and how many have won.

One player in each draw – the ‘Joker Candidate’ – is also randomly selected to receive a prize, with the opportunity to play a further game to increase the payout. This is usually a ‘higher or lower’ game, where the winner must guess whether a set of hidden numbers are higher or lower than the digits of their winning Joker number. The Joker Candidate is contacted by Norsk Tipping to play the game over the telephone.

Joker can also be played on a Saturday alongside Norway’s Lotto. It costs 20 kr per line, and you must enter before 18:00 CET on the night of a draw.

Numbers Matched
in Correct Position
Odds of Winning
51 in 100,000
41 in 2,045
31 in 116
21 in 13
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Sweden

To play Sweden’s Joker, choose seven numbers or have them randomly generated. You can win prizes for matching digits from the front or back of the winning series.

For example, if the Joker is 4641567, the number 1234567 would win because it matches three digits in the same place from the back: ****567. The number 4629184 would also win because it matches two digits from the front: 46*****.

Joker cannot be played on its own in Sweden. You must either play Swedish Lotto or Vikinglotto to then take part in the game for an additional cost. Anyone who plays it with the Swedish Lotto draw can also win the Drömvinsten, or Dream Prize, which starts at a minimum of 75 million kr. To win the Dream Prize, you must win the jackpot in Lotto 1 and also win a prize in Joker. Visit the Sweden Lotto page for more details.

Vikinglotto Joker can be played until 17:15 CET on a Wednesday. Ticket sales resume at around 20:00 CET after the draw has been held. It costs 10 kr per line.

Numbers Matched in
Correct Position (from front or back)
Odds of WinningPrize
71 in 10,000,00010,000,000 kr
61 in 555,556250,000 kr
51 in 55,55620,000 kr
41 in 5,5562,000 kr
31 in 556200 kr
21 in 5680 kr