Vikinglotto

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Vikinglotto
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Vikinglotto countries in Europe (2017)
First draw1991[1]

Vikinglotto (formerly known in Denmark as Onsdags Lotto, "Wednesday Lotto", and as Víkingalottó in Iceland) is a cooperation between the national lotteries in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and Slovenia. Vikinglotto started in 1991[1] and was the first of its kind in Europe.[citation needed]

Tickets and Draws[edit]

Draws are held at 20:00 CET every Wednesday evening and they take place at Norsk Tipping in Hamar, Norway.[better source needed]

Tickets can be purchased from authorised retailers in each of the nine participating countries, or online. The cost per combination varies in each member country, ranging from just €0.80 in Latvia and 90kr. (approximately €0.71) in Iceland up to €1.10 in Slovenia.[better source needed]

Play[edit]

For every line, or combination, a player enters into the draw, they must select six main numbers which can be any integer from 1 to 48. Then they must also pick one bonus number, known as the Viking number, from between 1 and 8.[better source needed]

In the past, players had to select two additional numbers (Lucky Numbers) but these were replaced by the Viking number in May 2017.[better source needed]

During the draw, six main numbers are drawn from 1 - 48 and the additional Viking number is drawn from a separate pool of 1 - 8. As the Viking number is drawn from a different pool, the same number could appear twice in a single draw - once as a main number and once as the Viking number.[better source needed]

Prize Structure[edit]

The first and second prize tiers are common to each member country and are financed by a fixed Euro amount from each combination played. The lower prizes are national and locally decided, this means there are more prize tiers available in some participating nations than in others. This arrangement is different from EuroMillions where all prize categories are common to all participating countries.

Lithuania offer the most prize tiers, with eight different ways to win. The lowest prize in this country is awarded for matching just two main numbers. Sweden offers the fewest chances to win with just five prize tiers available. Players here must match at least three main numbers to earn a prize.[better source needed]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Meyer, Gerhard; Hayer, Tobias; Griffiths, Mark, eds. (2009). Problem Gambling in Europe: Challenges, Prevention, and Interventions. Springer. p. 139. ISBN 978-0-387-09485-4 – via Google Books.

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