"NEW Swiss Lotto - Swiss Lottery Game Changes in January 2013"
The Swiss Lottery is undergoing some important game changes which will take effect on Thursday 10th January 2013 with the aim of producing higher jackpots and bigger prizes right throughout its prize structure.
These are exciting times for the Swiss Lottery and its players who can look forward in the future to playing for higher stakes in the in-house flagship game run by both Loterie Romande and Swisslos.
The date of the first draw for the NEW Swiss Lotto is Saturday 12th January 2013 and here is a quick breakdown of the changes to come...
So, looking at these Swiss Lottery changes in more depth we can see the benefits these updates bring to players and what you have to look forward to...
Matrix Change to 6 / 42 + 1 / 6
The main alteration to the Swiss Lottery is to the matrix itself which will now be 6 from 42 instead of the previous guess range of 6 from 45.
This means that there are 3 numbers less than before that the 6 main winning lottery numbers could be drawn from - and with less numbers in the drawing machine this will translate to less possible winning combinations and therefore better odds of matching the 6 main numbers.
No More Bonus Number
Prior to 10th January 2013 - in addition to the 6 main winning lotto numbers - a Bonus Number was drawn that was not actually part of the 6 / 42 matrix but was used solely to determine the 2nd tier prize winners.
This Bonus number will no longer be used and is being replaced by a new number called a LUCKY Number or Glückszahl.
New Lucky Number (Glückszahl)
The new LUCKY Number - Glückszahl - will be draw from a range of numbers from 1 to 6 and becomes part of the overall matrix and makes the new guess range 6 / 42 PLUS 1 / 6.
So players now have to select 6 numbers from 1 to 42 and also a LUCKY Number from 1 to 6 which will determine the Swiss Lottery jackpot winner/s.
2nd Prize Now CHF 1 MILLION
The 2nd prize tier has been increased and will now pay CHF 1 MILLION which is a vast increase on previous levels.
The CHF 1 MILLION 2nd prize is won by correctly matching the 6 main lottery numbers.
End of Swiss Lotto PLUS
As part of the changes to the Switzerland Lottery - the Swiss Lotto PLUS prize multiplier option that has been available since April 2009 is being discontinued.
Price Increase to CHF 2.50
To facilitate the upgrade of the Swiss Lottery - Loterie Romande and Swisslos have increased the price to CHF 2.50 per entry.
Hopefully this will be a small price to pay for the chance of winning larger jackpots and higher prizes on the non-jackpot levels.
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