Ötöslottó is the longest-running lottery in Hungary. Draws are held every Saturday night and the game offers some great prizes, including a jackpot which can be worth billions of forints.
How to Play
You can play Ötöslottó online or by visiting authorised retailers in Hungary. Select five numbers from a range of 1 to 90. Decide how many draws to play and purchase your entries before the cut-off time of 18:45 CET on Saturday.
There are four prize tiers in Ötöslottó. You need to match at least two of your five numbers to win, and prize values increase as you match more. To win the jackpot, you need all five of your numbers to be the same as the winning numbers drawn.
All prizes are calculated on a pari-mutuel basis, with a percentage of the prize fund allocated to each category. The percentage received by each tier can vary from draw to draw, as the amount of revenue that is given to the prize fund fluctuates between 45% and 60%. The table below shows the different ways to win and the odds for each tier.
|Odds of Winning
|1 in 43,949,268
|1 in 103,410
|1 in 1,231
|1 in 44
The jackpot grows if nobody matches all the numbers, and can keep rising for 52 consecutive weeks before it must be won, although this has never happened in Ötöslottó history.
The first Ötöslottó draw was held on Saturday 9th March, 1957. The largest jackpot ever came on 28th March, 2020, when a player won 6.431 billion HUF to end a run of 38 rollovers in a row.