StaatsLoterij – Netherlands National Lottery

"The Nederlandse StaatsLoterij – the Netherlands National Lottery"

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Dutch National Lottery – Nederlandse Staatsloterij

The Dutch National Lottery first started back in 1726 in The Hague when the very first Netherlands Lotto games were introduced by the Parliament of the Netherlands at the time – making it today the world's oldest continuous lottery.

Over the next 100 years or so it was known by various different names until 1848 when it became the Dutch StaatsLoterij or Nederlandse Staatsloterij which translates as the Dutch National Lottery or Netherlands National Lottery.

This is the name by which it is still known today with an official title of Stichting Exploitatie Nederlandse Staatsloterij – SENS – who operate and organise the Staats Loterij games.

The Dutch National Lottery is incredibly popular within the Netherlands with more than half the population regularly taking part.

At least 60% of all sales of the Staats Loterij go right back to its customers in the form of lottery prize money and have in excess of 3,000 points of sale throughout the Netherlands from which you can buy lottery tickets.

There are 3 main games that players are offered by the Netherlands National Lottery – Miljoenen, Dayzers and the principal game that we shall be looking at in more detail here – the Staats Loterij itself.

StaatsLoterij – Overview

The Netherlands National Lottery is not a traditional jackpot draw type lotto as with most of the main World Lottery Games – but is a sweepstake type lottery similar to the famous El Gordo of Spain.

Nederlandse Staats Loterij draws take place 14 times each year on the 10th of every month at 8.00pm CET and with 2 special draws occurring on April 30th and December 31st.

These 2 additional draws are known as the Koninginnedagtrekking – Queen’s Draw – which takes place on April 30th and the Oudejaarstrekking – Old and New Draw – which takes place on December 31st and is to celebrate both the old year and the new.

The Dutch Staats Loterij offers some of the best odds of winning the Lottery with – on average – one in every two Dutch Lottery players winning a prize. The total Staatslot prize money generally amounts to € 23 MILLION on average.

There are, in fact, in excess of 4.3 million different prizes to be won on the Staats Loterij in every draw.

You can play Staats Loterij in various different ways – and unusually you have the choice to play for all the prizes including the jackpot itself – or you can choose play for all of the prizes excluding the jackpot.

The Staats Loterij jackpot is always offered at a bare minimum of € 7.5 MILLION whilst the top prize (excluding the jackpot) is always € 1 MILLION minimum and the many other prizes ranging from € 100,000 to € 5.

StaatsLoterij – How it Works

As we have mentioned – the Staats Loterij is a sweepstake style lottery and as such it uses pre-printed lottery tickets each with a pre-printed lottery number.

Each of these lottery numbers is made up of 8 symbols in total which comprise of 2 LETTERS followed by 6 NUMBERS.

You can buy lottery tickets for the Nederlandse Staats Loterij in WHOLELots’ or in PARTLots’. A WHOLE ‘Lot’ is referred to as a StaatsLot whilst a PART ‘Lot’ is referred to as 1/5 Staatslot as it is broken down into fifths of the Staatslot itself.

Furthermore the Netherlands National Lottery offers players the options of a Straatje – which is 10 x 1/5 Staatslot tickets and a Straat – which is 10 x WHOLE StaatsLot tickets. Another option that you are able to purchase is the Boulevard which is made up of 100 WHOLE StaatsLot tickets.

All of these different types of ticket combinations can be purchased with the option of competing for the main Staats Loterij jackpot prize or the player can instead choose to play for all the other prizes excluding the jackpot.

Similar to most other world lotteries – the Staats Loterij jackpot will increase in size and rollover onto the next draw when not won and has in the past reached as high as € 27.5 MILLION. It will rollover up to a maximum of 6 times.

StaatsLoterij – Who Can Play?

Unlike most of the major world lotteries that you can play from anywhere around the world when you buy lottery tickets online from online lotto ticket sales organisations – it is only people who live in the Netherlands who are able to participate in the Nederlandse Staats Loterij – Netherlands National Lottery.

The main online destination to visit for the purchase of Staats Loterij tickets is which is operated by Stichting Exploitatie Nederlandse Staatsloterij – SENS.

Aside from the Staats Loterij istelf though – it is indeed very possible to play one of the other major Dutch Lotto games – the EuroJackpotfrom anywhere across the world.

The Euro Jackpot lottery was first introduced in March 2012 and the great news is that you can easily Play EuroJackpot from wherever you are if you use an authorised company such as TheLotter that sells online lotto tickets in nearly all countries.

Similar to the Netherlands Lotto, EuroJackpot and most other world lotteries – you will need to be a minimum of 18 years of age to play any of the Netherlands National Lottery games including the Staats Loterij.

StaatsLoterij – Odds of Winning?

The Nederlandse Staats Loterij offers better odds of winning a prize than most other lottery games from around the world.

As mentioned earlier – with over 4 million prizes to be won in every Staats Loterij draw – 1 out of every 2 Staats Loterij players generally wins a prize out of the total prize pot which tends to be in the region of € 23 MILLION.

With so many different ways to win various prizes on the Netherlands National Lottery there is no wonder that it is so popular among Dutch Lotto Games.

StaatsLoterij Results

The Nederlandse StaatsLoterij is drawn by Stichting Exploitatie Nederlandse Staats Loterij – SENS – every 10th of the month at 8.00pm CET.

There are various different ways in which you are able to find out the latest StaatsLoterij results and see if you have been fortunate with the Staats Loterij numbers drawn.

You can check the StaatsLot – Netherlands National Lottery results – on Televisiezende Netherlands 1 where they are broadcast after each draw as well as on the company website –

StaatsLoterij – Record Jackpots

The biggest StaatsLoterij jackpot won to date has been the massive € 38.4 MILLION that was won in May 2013 in Utrecht.

The 2nd highest Staats Loterij jackpot won so far has been the win in 2012 of € 30 MILLION by a lucky winner from Groningen.

This compares to other Netherlands Lottery games such as the Netherlands Lotto which has a record jackpot of € 36 MILLION which was won on October 16th 2010.

Staats Loterij – How Prizes Are Paid

Any prize that you win on the Netherlands National Lottery will be paid to you as a cash lump sum and all prizes including the jackpot are tax free.

You generally have 365 days from the date of the draw in which to claim your Staats Loterij prize before the ticket will become out of date and thus invalidated.

If you have had a win of up to € 600 – you will be able to collect your winnings of from any of the Staats Loterij retailers.

If your Staats Loterij prize is between € 600 & € 10,100 – you can also claim your prize via selected Staats Loterij retailers but not in directly in cash. The retailer will take your appropriate details and you will be paid within 5 banking days by the Nederlandse Staats Loterij.

If you have been lucky enough to win a Netherlands Lotto prize of more than € 10,100 including the jackpot you will need to make an appointment at the Staats Loterij HQ in The Hague from where you will be able to collect your lottery winnings.

If you have played other Netherlands Lottery games such as the EuroJackpot on a reputable online lotto ticket sales platform like TheLotter – you will not have to be concerned with any of these details as they will pay you directly into your chosen bank account.

Staats Loterij – Where the Money Goes

A minimum of 60% of all the monies raised by the sale of Staats Loterij tickets is returned to its lottery players in the form of lottery prize money – this is a higher percentage that ends up back in players pockets than from most other world lottery games.

Sometimes this figure is even higher as in 2009 when a huge 70% of Staats Loterij sales money was give out in lottery prizes.

The remainder of the profits from Nederlandse Staats Loterij games goes towards the State Treasury after expenses have been deducted.

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