Vikinglotto is a multinational lottery that predates EuroMillions. Draws take place every Wednesday night in the Norwegian town of Hamar, with a jackpot of at least €3 million on offer. The top prize can rise as €25 million.
The 10 participating countries are Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Slovenia and Sweden. Learn more about the Viking Lottery, including how to play and the prizes you can win.
Check out the latest Vikinglotto results below. The winning numbers are selected at 8:00pm CET on Wednesdays, and are updated here straight away after the live draw. Find out if you have matched enough numbers to win a prize.
The Vikinglotto results for Wednesday 1st February are:
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If you win a Vikinglotto prize, you need to claim it in the same country where the ticket was purchased. However, if you play online, winnings will automatically be added to your account.
Go to the Vikinglotto website for more information on how to claim. You can also find a full archive of previous results.
How to Play
To play Vikinglotto, choose six numbers between 1 and 48 and a Viking number from a separate set of 1 to 5. You can either select your own numbers or opt for a Quick Pick, where a random set of numbers will be automatically generated.
To boost your chances of winning, you can also play system entries. Pick more than six main numbers, or more than one Viking number, and every valid combination within your selected range will be entered as a separate play.
Decide how many draws in advance to play, and make sure to purchase your entries before the cut-off time for ticket sales.
Many countries offer a supplementary add-on game, such as Joker, that you can play alongside Vikinglotto for an extra fee. In Joker, you must match up to seven numbers in the exact order they are drawn.
Each country has its own specific rules regarding various aspects of Vikinglotto, such as the cost of tickets and the deadline for playing each week. The minimum age to play is also different depending on where you are. You need to be at least 16 to play in Estonia or Lithuania, while everywhere else it is 18.
Prizes and Odds
To win the Viking Lotto jackpot, you must match all six main numbers and the Viking number. The jackpot starts at a minimum of €3 million and rolls over to the next draw if it is not won.
Once the jackpot hits its cap of €25 million, additional prize money is added to the prize tier below it, which is won by matching all six main numbers without the Viking number.
The top two prize tiers are shared between all the participating countries. A percentage of the revenue from each ticket sale contributes to this shared prize fund, as shown below.
- Match 6 + Viking Ball - €0.130 is allocated per line that is sold
- Match 6 - €0.013 is allocated per line that is sold
A Booster Fund also receives €0.042 from every Vikinglotto entry that is purchased, which helps to ensure the minimum jackpot of €3 million can always be offered.
There are more ways to win in Vikinglotto, but the prizes on offer depend on where you are playing. Each nation sets its own prize structure below the top two tiers, distributing the leftover money from ticket sales to its own winners. This also impacts on the overall odds of winning a prize.
In Sweden, for example, there are just three additional categories so you have to match at least three main numbers. The overall odds of winning are 1 in 51. At the opposite end of the scale, Belgium offers 11 ways you can win. There is a prize for matching just one number and the Viking number, so the overall odds of winning are just 1 in 1.75.
The following table shows the different prize tiers and the odds of winning in each category. Not all countries offer all of the prize tiers listed below.
|Prize Tier||Odds of Winning|
|Match 6 + Viking Ball||1 in 61,357,560|
|Match 6||1 in 15,339,390|
|Match 5 + Viking Ball||1 in 243,482|
|Match 5||1 in 60,870|
|Match 4 + Viking Ball||1 in 4,750|
|Match 4||1 in 1,187|
|Match 3 + Viking Ball||1 in 267|
|Match 3||1 in 66|
|Match 2 + Viking Ball||1 in 36|
|Match 2||1 in 9|
|Match 1 + Viking Ball||1 in 12|