Lottery in Austria is zero until the 2nd of July, 1985 when the Toto Lotto Planning Company emerged, determined to introduce the Austrians into lottery. On July 11th of the following year, the Austrian government gave the blessing for the said company to undertake the games and so the Austrian Lottery Toto Company came to life.
The first games in the Austrian Tara matka Lottery’s history were the Small Number Lottery, Letter Lottery, Number Lottery, Class Lottery and Sport Toto. Through the years of being active then, the said company renewed its name into: Austrian Lotteries Company m.b.H. and up to date, it is the same name which carries all Austrian Lottery games under its banner.
The new games offered today in the Austrian Lotto are: Toto, Joker, Bingo, ToiToiToi, Rubbellos, WINWINWIN; some of the old games are still at play such as the Letter Lot and Class Lottery; and one of the most popular game in Austrian Lottery – the Austrian Lotto, would be the highlight in this article.
It was on September 1986 that the game, Austria Lotto 6/45 was first introduced. Draws for this game is on every Wednesdays and Sundays. This game works by letting the player choose a number combination of six numbers within the range of 1 to 45. If the six numbers match to the drawn numbers, then the jackpot is, of course, won. On the other hand, aside from grabbing the jackpot, there are still four other ways of winning in this game, such as getting a match of 5,4,3, or 2 numbers out of the 6 number combination drawn. A player can manually select his or her six-number combination, or – he/she can use the “QuickPick” option which randomly selects the numbers.
The odds of winning in the jackpot prize of the Austria Lotto are one in 8.14 million. The odds of winning the second prize, i.e. matching five out of the 6 numbers and an additional number, are one 1.35 million. Winning the third prize then comes at one in 34, 808, for matching 5 out of the 6 numbers. The odds of the fourth prize close in at 1 in 733, for matching four numbers and even a fifth prize is at stake with the odds of winning at one in 45 – that is, matching 3 out of the 6 numbers only.
It is good to note that unlike before, were the Austria Lotto is just open to its citizenry, nowadays; anyone from all parts of the world can play in Austria Lotto. Winners of the Austria Lotto are paid through cash. Austria Lotto shares its revenue for the projects and development activities of Austria.
Several players that participate in Austria Lotto, with the hope of getting one of the highest prizes at stake, turn in to different strategies and tricks to, in a way, select the most possible number combination to occur. Strategies such as odd-even match, high-low numbers, and group numbering are not unfamiliar to Austria Lotto players. On the other hand though, the only best way to win the jackpot in the Austria Lotto is to adopt a proven lottery system for each game. Dedication in following this system is also equally important to help place the odds into one’s favor.