How to play the Austrian Lotto
Playing the Austrian Lotto and picking possible winning numbers are easy and straight-forward. Simply
buy a ticket from a Local Retailer to stand a chance to win big cash prizes.
Can you play online? Yes!
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Easily check today’s Austrian Lotto winning numbers, handy and useful tips.
What is the Austrian Lotto?
Austria’s most popular 6aus45 is a straight-forward ‘pick six’ numbers game. For each tip a player wants
to submit, they choose 6 out of 45 lucky numbers and ticks them on their betting slip. With each normal
ticket players can play up to 12 tips.
Quick Austria Lotto Facts
Simple Format: Austria Lotto utilizes a simple 6/45 format
Minimum Jackpot: Jackpots start at €1.5 million.
Jackpots Grow: When the jackpot is not won, it will simply carry over to the next draw and be
added on top of the prize pot.
Bi-Weekly Draws: Draws are held every Wednesdays and Sundays
Eight Ways to Win: Austria Lotto features eight prize tiers you can win in.
Tax-Free: All Austria Lotto prizes are 100% tax-free.
How to play the Austrian Lotto?
In the Austrian Lotto draw, players pick six numbers, plus an additional bonus number.
Matching all six the tier 1 winnings while additional prizes are given out for specific number and
bonus number combinations. There are eight different prize tiers overall, and players have a 1 in
16 chance of winning the lowest prize division simply by guessing the bonus ball number.
Combo bets, also known as system bets, increase a player bet price and odds of winning. If a
player picks more than six numbers on their bet, they will automatically launch the Combo
The Joker: By opting to play the add-on Joker event players have yet another opportunity to win. Six
numbers from zero to nine are drawn from the drum. Each time a number is drawn it is then placed
back into the drum, theoretically allowing the same number to be drawn an additional five times.
Draw Options – Date and Time: The Austrian Lotto and Joker events take place every Wednesday at
17:48 UK time and Sundays at 18:15 UK time.
Duration Options: The Duration options allows players to select how many events they wish to bet on
–single to multiple up to a year in advance.
Austrian Lotto Prizes
How many prize tiers are there for the Austrian Lotto?
There are eight prize tiers for the Austrian Lotto
How does DoublePayout work?
The DoublePayout option allows players to play for twice the official Tier 1 Prize Money payout
at double the price of the bet.
The value of record payout in the Austrian Lotto keeps growing, with a record payout in 2012 of €9,5
How to claim your lotto cash prize
Congratulations! You won! Here's what you need to do to get your winnings.
Firstly: Pay attention to your receipt, keep it safe and secure. Because the receipt is now a security and
the only proof of your right to profit. Sign the back! Think carefully about who is save to tell about your
winnings and be careful!
Winnings €1,000 or less can easily be claimed within 6 months at any Austria Lotto retailer.
Winnings between €1,000.10 and €80,000 require players to fill in claim forms and waiting
period of 4 weeks to receive pay-out.
Beyond €80,000, players will have to go directly to the Austrian Lotteries Customer Service
Centre located in Vienna and make a claim.
History of The Austrian Lotto
The first draw of the Austria Lotto, or Osterreichische Lotterien in German, was held in September 1986,
only 3 months after the country formed an official lottery organization. Within a few months, the
Austrian Lottery Toto Company offered five smaller lotteries, Letter Lottery, the Small Number Lottery,
the Class Lottery and the SportToto, in addition to their flagship lottery, Austria Lotto.
The organization supervises nine lotteries and games, with Austria Lotto as the clear national favourite.
Between 42-43% of all money taken in by Austria Lotto is funneled directly back to the players in the
form of prizes.
Comparison table for The Austrian Lotto
Top 5 biggest Austrian Lotto Winners:
€11 million Oct. 2011
€9.83 million May 2008
€9.88 million Jan. 2016
€9.5 million Dec. 2014
€7.5 million Oct. 2009
Austria Lotto’s prizes don’t grow to mega-lottery levels – put offers relatively good odds.
Unlike other lotteries that have 180-day deadlines for claiming winnings, Austria Lotto prizes can
be claimed up to 3 years from the date of the draw.
Proceeds from Austria Lotto ticket sales help fund a number of charities and other good causes.
Austria Lotto set a new jackpot record when it awarded a €14,926,157.30 prize to one lucky
winner in November 2018.
Tips for playing The Austrian Lotto
Remember – there's no real way to predict the set of winning numbers as drawings are completely
random, but there are tried and tested ways to increase your chance to win. The probability that you
will win the next draw is monumental – but it can still be tons of fun to try!
Just a few thoughts before we get into it –
Previous results have no bearing on future ones.
The key to successful lotto number selection methods are playing the probabilities.
If you play a pattern that occurs only five percent of the time, you can expect that pattern to
lose 95 percent of the time, giving you no chance to win 95 percent of the time. So, don't buck
Lottery numbers are randomly drawn. But randomly drawn numbers form patterns that can be
tracked and used to your advantage.
But first of all – Four-leaf clovers! Are we right or are we right? Four-leaf clovers are an ancient Irish
symbol of luck, faith, hope, and love. Another legend has them standing for fame, wealth, health and
faithful love. Not a terrible idea having one in hand before we get started!
We will pop in some fun strategies, bonus tips and Lucky Charms for good measure!
Play the Right Games
There is a selection of lottery games—and they each have different odds of winning.
Read the odds to ensure you're maximizing your chances of winning.
Pick up some scratch cards. Yes, they offer smaller prizes but higher chances of winning overall.
#Strategie1: Identifying Hot numbers, Cold numbers, Overdue Numbers
To use the hot, cold, overdue strategy, analyze the results of your chosen lottery – see which numbers
have been drawn recently and which haven't, at least 50 drawings is needed to get a decent sample size.
Hot numbers: Picked most frequently
Cold numbers: drawn less frequently overall.
Overdue numbers: are ones that have not shown up in recent weeks.
Some players claim that creating a set of winning numbers by mixing hot, cold, and overdue numbers
gives players an edge.
Bonus Tip: Look at a list of past winning numbers for Austrian Lotto, and you'll see, more often than
not, one or more of the number groups are not represented. For example, in the combination 5-14-17-
32-38-46, there are no 20's. Tracking and studying Number Groups can help you make a informed
Don't Miss a Lottery Win!
One MegaMillions lottery ticket worth nearly $300,000 was never claimed!
Keep your ticket somewhere that is safe and easy to find
Make a note of the drawing date and time in your calendar
Check and Double-check the numbers against your ticket
Use a lottery app to keep track
#Strategie2: Pick Traditional Lucky Numbers
According to a poll run by mathematician Alex Bellos, seven is not surprisingly the most popular lucky
number in the world.
Seven days of the week, seven wonders of the world, seven continents, seven seas, and the list goes on.
Other traditional lucky numbers include three (as in "good things come in threes") and four.
Play Second-Chance Games (Where Possible)
Many lotteries offer second-chance drawings on non-winning tickets giving players a bonus chance to be
#Strategie3: Pick Traditional Lucky Numbers
Pick numbers that have a personal meaning to you. For example, birthdays, a wedding anniversary, or
the birthdays of kids and/or grandkids.
Apart from dates consider the number of kids you have or the house number of your childhood home –
whatever feels lucky to you.
Just a little note on this play, when it comes to picking lottery numbers, dates are just as popular and
many people will play them. On the other hand, dates often show up among the most popular lottery
Bonus Tip! Play a balanced game
After you choose six numbers you want to play, add them together and make sure that the sum of the
six numbers adds up to between 122 and