The Norway Lotto is the biggest lottery in Norway. It was first drawn in 1986 and is organised by Norsk Tipping AS, an official, government-owned organisation that has helped to fund community projects in Norway since 1948 by offering a wealth of lottery games, football pools and instant win cards. This organisation is also behind the Viking Lotto, which has gained a following outside of Norway, but it’s the Norway Lotto we’re focusing on here, a game that generates more plays and bigger prize pools than any other Norwegian lottery and one that has also proved popular outside the country as well.
What is the Norway Lotto? The Norway Lotto is the national lottery of Norway, offering cheap tickets and decent jackpots to players in this country and beyond. As is the case with most lotteries, you do not need to be from the country of origin to play, nor do you need to be in that country at the time the draw takes place. You can simply purchase a ticket online and then collect your cash either through an online lottery portal or by sending your ticket to the address listed on the back. Norway Lotto tickets consist of 7 numbers between 1 and 34. This is a much smaller number range than other major lotteries, as the average is around 49 and some have ranges between 60 and 90. But the fact that the Norway Lotto requires 7 numbers instead of the usual 5 or 6 helps to balance things out.
Norway Lotto Jackpots and Records Each Norway Lotto ticket costs just 5KR, which is about $0.60 US Dollars, or around €0.52 Euros. This makes it one of the cheapest national lotteries in Europe, but that’s not the only big benefit to this national lottery. It also provides great odds and, despite its low ticket price, tends to offer very respectable jackpots. In fact, the highest ever jackpot on the Norway Lotto was KR46.8 million, or around €4.9 million. This is somewhat less than the highest jackpots on the Eurojackpot and the EuroMillions, but when you consider that tickets to these lotteries can cost 4 to 5 times more, it’s understandable. There is also a Joker draw, which requires an additional 20KR to play and can be played alongside the main Norway Lotto draw, as well as the Viking Lotto draw.
Norway Lotto Odds The Norway Lotto offers some of the lowest odds of any national lottery, one of the reasons why it has become popular with players across Europe and all over the world. The odds of winning the jackpot on the Norway Lotto are 1 in 5.3 million, which are substantially lower than the 1 in 50 million offered by many other national lotteries and the 1 in 139 million offered by the EuroMillions.
Play Norway Lotto Online Norway Lotto tickets are sold throughout Norway, but tickets to these lotteries are also sold by many unofficial lottery vendors. Providing these sites are licensed and regulated then they are 100% safe and secure.