European lotteries and jackpots

European lotteries

La Primitiva Lottery - La Primitiva

La Primitiva is considered one of the oldest lotteries in the world. If you want to know more, read the article lottery history. The modern history of the lottery began in 1985 year. Like most modern lotteries, draws are held twice a week on Thursdays and Saturdays.

La Primitiva is carried out as follows: drum first, which contains balls with numbers from one to forty-nine, the lottery drum selects seven balls - six main and an additional. Then another ball is selected - one of nine.

The probabilities of winning prizes of various categories are presented in the table below:


Number of coincidences



6 main balls + reintegro

1 to 139 838 160


6 main balls

1 to 13 983 816


5 main balls + extra ball

1 to 2 330 000


5 main balls

1 to 54 201


4 main ball

1 to 1 032


3 main ball

1 to 57


Matching the Reinegro ball

1 to 10

It should be noted, what for, to win the jackpot, you need to guess not only 6 numbers from 49, but also the so-called reintegro. In this way, the probability of winning the jackpot is 1 to 139 838 160. However, prizes for 6 numbers are usually around a million euros, which is also very good.

The jackpot in the primitive, as in many modern lotteries, goes to the next edition, if not played in the current. He can reach 50 million euros. On 30 November 2013 year he was 27 million. Read about other big wins here.

Viking lotto – Viking lotto

The next trans-European lottery, which we will talk about will be the Viking loto (Viking lotto). This lottery is not very well known in Russia.. Viking lottery is run by Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia. This is the first interstate European lottery, it is carried out with 1993 of the year. Draw is drawn on Wednesdays, one bet is worth 0,7 euros. Viking lotto differs from the rest of the European lotteries listed above in that, what is the winning amount (except for the first prize - which is at least one million euros), other prize amounts vary from country to country. The game takes place according to the scheme 6 of 48 plus two additional numbers, increasing the gain. Below are links to national lottery sites, included in the Viking Lotto:

• Danish games (Denmark)• Eesti Loto (Estonia, there is a Russian version of the site)• Icelandic Getspá / Getraunir (Iceland)• Veikkaus (Finland)• Norwegian gambling (Norway)• Swedish games (Sweden)• Latvian Lotto (Latvia, there is a Russian version of the site)• Pearls (Lithuania)

Moving on to the description of the national European lotteries:

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