Current Jackpot TRY 1,200,000
Sayisal Loto 6/49
The origins of the Turkey Lottery go way back to 1889 when the first Turkish Lottery game was organized. This was followed in 1890 when a Piyango – which meant a lottery using black and white cards – was introduced with a jackpot of TL7100.
All Turkish Lottery games are organized and administered by Milli Piyango which was founded in 1939 and means State Lottery. The MilliPiyango is the Turkish National Lottery Administration which is the responsibility of the Turkish Prime Ministry and the only body authorized to operate lotteries in Turkey.
The Milli Piyango from Turkey also operates in the land-locked former USSR country of Kyrgyzstan.
Lottery Turkey and Milli Piyango are proud members of the European Lotteries Association – EL – as well as the very much respected World Lotteries Association – WLA – and hosted the European Lotteries Association 2009 Congress at Istanbul in June 2009.
Together these 2 organizations work with many of the greatest world lottery companies making sure that all global lottery games offer the best possible service to the playing public throughout the countries that they serve.
Milli Piyango offer various Turkish Lottery games in their portfolio including the popular Super Loto 6/54, the Milli Piyango itself, Sans Topu, On Numara and the Turkey Lottery that we are reviewing here – the Loto Sayisal – Sayisal Loto 6/49...
Sayisal Loto 6/49 – Overview
The Turkish Lottery – Sayisal Loto 6/49 – is a fairly recent game and was first launched when the very first Sayisal draw took place on November 11th 1996. Sayisal actually means “Numerical” Loto.
The Loto Sayisal is the most popular and most played out of all the Turkey Lottery games that are offered by the Turkish National Lottery Administration – Milli Piyango and was the first lotto style game introduced in Turkey.
The Loto Sayisal 6/49 is a traditional draw-style, jackpot lottery game and is the flagship game offered by MilliPiyango, the national lottery and gaming company in Turkey.
Jackpots for the Sayisal Loto commence at approximately TL1.3 Million and each week that the Turkey Lottery jackpot is not won, it will rollover and be added onto the jackpot for the next draw, making for some much larger lottery jackpot figures to be won.
Draws for the Turkish Lottery 6/49 – Sayisal Loto – take place every week on Saturdays at 8.30pm Turkish Time.
We are very pleased to have reviewed the Sayisal Loto 6/49 from the Turkish Lottery and would highly recommend taking a good look at how it works below...
How It Works…
The Loto Sayisal uses a matrix of 6/49 which means that when playing the Sayisal Loto from the Turkish Lottery, you will need to select 6 numbers out of a pool of balls numbered from 1 to 49.
If you match all 6 of the main numbers drawn then you will be a winner of the first division prize – the Sayisal Loto jackpot.
In addition to the jackpot itself, there are 3 further ways in which you can win on the Sayisal 6/49, which means that are a great number of prizes to be won every week for anyone who plays this game from Milli Piyango and Lottery Turkey.
So, playing the Sayisal Loto is very simple indeed…just select your 6 numbers and wait for the Sayisal draw to take place and see if you have become one of the lucky Turkish Lottery winners.
A Quick Pick facility is available when playing the Loto Sayisal – very much the same as the “Lucky Dip” option that is used in the UK National Lottery or Europe’s EuroMillions or nearly all USA Lottery games & Canadian Lotteries – which means that you can ask your Turkish Lottery retailer or lottery ticket sales agency to randomly select all your Turkey Lottery numbers for you.
Who Can Play?
The same as the majority of world lottery games, previously only citizens of Turkey were allowed to play in any of the Milli Piyango games including the Sayisal Loto – you used to have to purchase your Turkish Lottery tickets from an authorized lottery ticket sales retailer based in Turkey itself.
These days, though, this is not a problem as there are numerous online lottery ticket sales agents such as TheLotter who are both authorized, accredited and genuine – you are able to select your Turkey Lottery numbers online and purchase your Loto Sayisal tickets and it does not matter where in the world you may live.
This is very good news of course if you live outside of Turkey and want to play the Sayisal Loto and ensure your entry into the next draw or simply want to have the ease and convenience of being able to buy lottery tickets online for the Sayisal games of the Turkish Lottery.
Once you have entered into the Loto Sayisal draw, you can then easily check the Turkish Lottery results online to see how you have done and to find out if you have become one of the lucky Loto 649 winners.
You will need to be 18 years of age to be eligible to purchase a ticket for any of the Milli Piyango games including the Sayisal Loto 6/49.
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Information & Background
As at the time of writing – the MOST frequently drawn number on the Sayisal Loto 649 is number 38. The LEAST frequently drawn number to date has been number 43. This of course will change as time progresses and we will update these figures from time to time.
The Loto Sayisal 6/49 results are broadcast live by the Turkish State owned television company TRT on Channel 1 every Saturday between 9pm and 10.30pm local time.
You can also check the Sayisal Loto results each week by clicking here – by bookmarking this link you will be able to catch up with not only the very latest Sayisal Loto results but also previous Sayisal Loto results at any time.
The Loto Sayisal can rollover up to 3 times. If no-one correctly matches all 6 numbers on the 4th week and the Sayisal jackpot is still not won – the prize money will be divided between the winners of the next winning prize category.
What Are The Odds?
The odds of winning on the Turkish Lottery – Loto Sayisal 6/49 – are very competitive when compared to many world lotteries and there are 4 different ways in which you can win, which means there’s a lot of prizes to be won on the Sayisal Loto from Milli Piyango every Saturday.
The chances of winning a Loto Sayisal jackpot by matching the 6 main numbers are 1 in 13.98 million – for these odds you could be one of the lucky Sayisal jackpot winners.
For a prize on the second level, the odds come right down to 1 in 54,201 for matching the 5 main numbers.
The chances of winning a prize on the third level are much better again at 1 in only 1,032 for matching 4 of the main numbers.
To win a prize on the fourth level of the Sayisal 6/49 the odds are 1 in just 57 for matching only 3 of the main numbers.
The record jackpot won to date on the Sayisal Loto – Loto Sayisal – was the TL6,856,757.35 which was won on April 26th 2008 by one lucky ticket holder.
The Turkish Lottery – Super Loto 6/54 – has produced some higher jackpots still, with TL34,150,274.17 on March 5th 2009 being the record jackpot produced to date after a rollover for many weeks.
However, there were no winners for that huge Super Loto jackpot which then rolled down to TL24,908,903.85 for the following draw on March 12th 2009. This was won by 2 lucky winners who each scooped TL12,454,451.92 which is currently the second highest figure won so far by a single ticket on the Turkey Lottery – Super Loto – game.
The record figure won to date by a single ticket on the Super Loto is TL14,108,530.00 which was won on the draw of May 29th 2008.
How Are Prizes Paid?
If you are the lucky winner of a Turkish Lottery - Loto Sayisal jackpot, you will be paid your winnings in the form of a cash lump sum. All Milli Piyango prizes are paid out in cash including any win on the Loto Sayisal.
If you have won any Lottery Turkey prize, you will need to make your winning claim within 365 days of the draw taking place before your claim will become invalid.
If you have won a Turkish Lottery prize with 3 or 4 winning numbers you will be able to claim your prize immediately at any Milli Piyango retailer throughout Turkey who are authorized to pay winnings up to TL250.
If you have a win with 4 or 5 winning lottery numbers you may be able to claim your prize from your Milli Piyango retailer – this will be at their discretion – otherwise your winning claim will be dealt with by the National Lottery Director of the Turkish National Lottery Administration Center.
If you are the lucky winner of a Turkish Lottery jackpot you will need to make your claim with the National Lottery Director of the Turkish National Lottery Administration Center.
Of course, if you use an accredited lottery ticket sales agency such as TheLotter to buy lottery tickets, you will not have to be concerned with any of the details, as they will take care of all these things for you when you buy lottery tickets online.
You will not have to pay any tax on anything that you win an any Turkish Lottery games apart from any that may be applicable in your own country.
How Turkey Benefits…
All Turkish Lottery games from the Turkish National Lottery Administration – Milli Piyango – provide vital financial support for a variety of different beneficiaries within Turkey.
The primary recipient of revenues generated by the MilliPiyango games including the Sayisal Loto and Super Loto is the Turkish Ministry of Defence.
A sizeable portion of monies raised by Turkey Lottery games also goes towards Social Services, the support of Orphans, education, sports, arts and culture.
Another organization to benefit from Turkish Lottery funding is the Istanbul Olympic Bidding Committee (IOBC) who receive 5% of the annual net earnings.
Lottery Turkey monies have also funded and established eleven special high schools – Anadolu Lisesi – throughout Turkey since 1990.