All Liechtenstein lottery games including the Little Big One from the World Lotto Corporation are operated by the ILLF – the International Lottery in Liechtenstein Foundation. The ILLF is authorized and controlled by the government of Liechtenstein and is a charitable foundation operating internet lotteries from the small sovereign state in the heart of Europe between Switzerland and Austria.
The Principality of Liechtenstein has a very well established lottery law providing us with highly regulated lottery games and can proudly claim to have launched the world’s very first online lottery.
The ILLF introduced the world to internet lotteries back in 1995 when they launched Plus Lotto – called Interlotto at the time - and carried out the world’s first ever online gaming transaction.
The very first Interlotto draw took place at the Kafferli bar in the capital of Liechtenstein, Vaduz, on Saturday October 7th 1995.
Other Liechtenstein lottery games offered by the World Lotto Corporation are the Euro World Lotto and the Equinox Lottery and the one that we will be taking a closer look at here – Liechtenstein’s weekly 5/15 game, the - Little Big One…
Little Big One – Overview
The Little Big One from Lottery Liechtenstein and the World Lotto Corporation is a weekly lottery with a difference.
A much smaller pool of numbers is used – just 15 – and the chances of you winning are much greater than in most lottery games.
A limited number of lottery tickets are available each week – 3003 – and you can even win with this lottery for matching NO balls at all!
You will not be sharing any prizes on this game as there are set ticket numbers and they are sold only once each week.
The Little Big One – has a guaranteed Jackpot Prize of
EUR 3,003 every week.
We are pleased to have taken a very close look at the Liechtenstein Lottery and the exciting Little Big One game and would recommend anyone either in Europe or elsewhere to have a go – first of all, though, take a look at how the game works below…
How It Works…
The Little Big One from the Liechtenstein Lottery– uses what’s known as a 5/15 matrix - which means that when playing, you need to select 5 numbers out of a pool of numbers from 1 to 15 – if your ticket matches all 5 numbers drawn then you will be a Little Big One jackpot winner.
As well as the jackpot itself, there are 2 other ways in which you can win on this lottery - with prizes to be won if you match 4 main numbers and incredibly enough – even if you match NONE of the numbers drawn at all!
Each ticket has a series of 5 numbers printed on it from 5 to 15.
A “Quick Pick” facility is available when playing the Little Big One - very similar to the “Lucky Dip” option that is used in the UK National Lottery or the European Lottery - EuroMillions – or nearly all USA and Canadian lottery games. This means that you can ask the computer to randomly select your Lottery Liechtenstein ticket for you.
So, playing the is simple…just select a ticket or request a ticket to be randomly generated for you by using the “Quick Pick” option.
Each entry for the weekly Lottery Liechtenstein Little Big One draw costs just EUR 6 (US$2) and the draw takes place at the ILLF studios in Liechtenstein every Wednesday at 11.00am Central European Time.
Who Can Play?
With most Euro Lottery games, normally only citizens living in the country itself were previously allowed to play in any lottery games in that country.
Nowadays, though, with a good number of online lottery ticket sales companies available, who are both authorized and genuine - such as the World Lotto Corporation or TheLotter - you are able to select your Lottery Liechtenstein numbers online and purchase your tickets no matter where in the world you may live.
This is great news of course if you live outside of Liechtenstein and want to play the Little Big One and ensure your entry into the next draw or just want the ease and convenience of being able to buy lottery tickets online.
Once you have entered into the draw, you can then easily check these Euro Lottery results online by watching a recording of the live Liechtenstein Lottery draw, to see how you have done and to find out if you have become one of the lucky winners.
As with most European lotto and world lotto games, you will need to be 18 years of age to be eligible to purchase a ticket for any of the ILLF games including the Little Big One from World Lotto Corporation and at the current time, they are unable to offer tickets if you are using Swiss or Dutch servers.
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Information & Background
Back in 1995, the concept of online lottery games was conceived and the International Lottery in Liechtenstein Foundation (ILLF) was created as a charitable organization.
The government of Liechtenstein granted a license to run an international online lottery and the ILLF - Lottery Liechtenstein - launched its first game, Interlotto, later to become Plus Lotto which was to become one of the leading Euro lotto games.
The first Interlotto ticket was actually sold to the then Prime Minister of Liechtenstein, Mario Frick, with the first ever winner being Liechtenstein’s first Olympic bobsledder.
A Lloyds of London broker, FirstCity, insures the larger Liechtenstein Lottery jackpot prizes to ensure these payouts are guaranteed.
All ticket entry fees for any of the ILLF lottery games are held by the Liechtensteinische Landesbank AG to assure that the funds are securely held and paid out when you win.
Most Lottery Liechtenstein draws, including the Little Big One are made using one of two traditional, mechanical ball drawing machines – whereas the Little Big One uses a Random Number Generator – a method commonly used in world lotteries today.
What Are The Odds?
With the World Lotto Corporation, there are a number of ways in which you can win on the weekly Little Big One from Lottery Liechtenstein – three in total - providing you with a great chance of winning a prize, even if you match NONE of the numbers drawn!
The chances of winning a Little Big One jackpot are 1 in 3,003 for matching the 5 main numbers correctly – for these odds you could be a Lottery Liechtenstein jackpot winner.
For one of the prizes on the second level and correctly matching the 4 of the main numbers, the odds come in at 1 in 60.
Your chances of winning a third level prize by matching NONE of the main numbers is 1 in just 11.9 with the overall odds of winning any prize being a fantastic 1 in 9.91.
How Are Jackpots Paid?
As a jackpot winner of the Little Big One from the Lottery Liechtenstein, you would receive your winnings either as cash by bank transfer or a cheque.
If your Little Big One win is up to EUR 100 you will receive your winnings in cash.
If you have won more than EUR 100, you will receive your winnings either as cash via bank transfer or as a cheque and anything you win will be completely tax free.
Of course, if you play lottery online with one of the accredited lottery ticket sales organizations around the world like the World Lotto Corporation or TheLotter - all of these details will be taken care of for you.
Where The Money Goes…
A primary activity of the International Lottery in Liechtenstein Foundation (ILLF) is the way it provides funding for various charities both in the principality of Liechtenstein and around the world and has made it one of the most well known charitable lotteries.
All Liechtenstein Lottery games including the Little Big One and the others offered by the World Lotto Corporation, make these donations via the government controlled Charity Allocation Committee.
The Liechtenstein Lottery (ILLF) has paid CHF 3.044 Million (US$ 2.54 Million) towards charitable causes so far. Two of the main charities that it has supported are the International Federation of Red Cross and
Red Crescent Societies.
In fact, one of the ILLF lotteries – Plus Lotto – is the only lottery mentioned on the website of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies’ (IFRC), one of the world's most highly respected and best known humanitarian organizations. This has been known as the Red Cross Lottery or Red Cross Lotto through the Lottery Liechtenstein.