Sweden’s Lotto takes place every Wednesday and Saturday and offers multimillion-krona jackpots if you can match all seven numbers. The main Lotto game is known as Lotto 1 and there is also the opportunity to play an additional game called Lotto 2.
How to Play
To play, pick seven numbers from 1 to 35. Seven main numbers are drawn, followed by four bonus numbers from the remaining 28 balls. The objective of the game is to match as many of your chosen numbers with those drawn. You can win prizes for matching as few as four main numbers, while the jackpot is won by matching all seven. The second prize is won by matching six main numbers plus any one of the four bonus numbers.
Ticket sales close at 17:15 CET on the day of the draw. It costs 3 kr per line.
Prizes are calculated on a pari-mutuel basis, meaning they depend on how many tickets are sold and how many winners there are in each prize tier. The table below shows the odds of winning a prize in each tier and how much of the prize fund goes into each one. The jackpot is a guaranteed minimum of 1 million kr.
|Numbers Matched||Odds of Winning||Percentage of Prize Fund|
|7||1 in 6,724,520||35%|
|6 + 1 Bonus||1 in 240,161||12%|
|6||1 in 40,027||7%|
|5||1 in 847||12%|
|4||1 in 59||34%|
|Overall odds of winning: 1 in 55|
If you play Sweden’s Lotto 1, you can also take part in another separate draw called Lotto 2. The same seven numbers you pick to play in Lotto 1 will be entered into Lotto 2 and it costs an additional 3 kr to play. The Lotto 2 draw takes place straight after Lotto 1.
The two games work in exactly the same way: you win prizes by matching four or more numbers, while the jackpot is awarded to players who match all seven main numbers. Prize pools for the two draws are kept separate but funds are distributed according to the same percentages.
For an additional 3 kr, you can also take part in Sweden’s Joker. To play, choose seven numbers between 0 and 9. A winning Joker number is then generated on the night of the Lotto draw. The objective is to match your chosen numbers with the digits in the winning Joker series in the exact order, from the front or back.
For example, if the Joker is 6574125, the number 6571987 would win because it matches three numbers from the front: 657****. The number 7128925 would also win as it matches two numbers from the back: *****25.
If you play Lotto and also decide to take part in Sweden’s Joker game, you can win the coveted Drömvinsten, or Dream Prize, which has a minimum value of 75 million kr. To win the Dream Prize, you must match all seven of the main numbers drawn in Lotto 1 and also win a prize playing Joker.
Joker prizes are fixed rather than pari-mutuel. The table below shows the odds of winning a prize in each tier and the amounts you can win.
|Numbers Matched in Correct Position (from front or back)||Odds of Winning||Prize|
|7||1 in 10,000,000||10,000,000 kr|
|6||1 in 555,556||250,000 kr|
|5||1 in 55,556||20,000 kr|
|4||1 in 5,556||2,000 kr|
|3||1 in 556||200 kr|
|2||1 in 56||80 kr|
Lotto was launched in Sweden in 1980. The jackpot starts at a minimum of 1 million kr and there is no cap, so the top prize has the potential to reach very large amounts.
The biggest win in Swedish Lotto history came on Saturday 20th April 2013 when a single ticket holder won a prize worth 237 million kr. The winning entry was purchased at Skarphagens Spel og Tobak in the city of Norrkoping and it correctly matched all seven Lotto numbers as well as three numbers in the Joker draw, earning them the record Dream Prize.