"Veikkaus – Lotto Finland – Viking Lotto, EuroJackpot & Veikkaus Lotto"
EuroJackpot € 57,000,000 Viking Lotto € 21,000,000 Veikkaus Lotto € 1,200,000
The first ideas of promoting gambling in Finland date back as far as 1919 when the sport of Horse Racing commenced in the country. Suomen Kuninkuusravit – Royalties of Finland – was founded in 1924 & the first Toto game took place on February 5th 1928.
Harsh ecconomic times led to the decline in horse racing in the 1930s however and it wasn't until the Slot Machine Association (RAY) was founded April 1st 1938 that gambling in Finland resumed. Proceeds raised by the Slot Machine Association were to go towards the funding of public health throughout Finland.
Encouraged by the success enjoyed by gaming in Sweden at the time, the company Oy Tippaustoimisto AB was formed in 1940 by the Finnish Worker's Sports Federation, the Finnish Football Association and the Finnish Sports Federation. The first games were offered in September 1940 and invloved betting on athletics events between Finland, Sweden & Germany plus baseball & football games. Profits were raised for sports & physical education.
Slot machine gaming became more widespread throughout the 1940s & in the 1950s Oy Tippaustoimisto AB became known as Oy Veikkaustoimisto AB, with betting proceeds going towards helping to raise funds for the Finland Olympic games in 1952.
Also in the 1950s, profits from betting games began to be used for science, art & youth education in addition to sporting endeavours. The first Veikkaus TV commercial was then broadcast in 1958.
In 1965 a Finland Lottery law was passed and eventually the very first drawing of the Veikkaus Lotto – Finland Lotto – took place on January 3rd 1971 and the very first FIM 1 MILLION win in 1973.
In 1975 the Finnish government became the sole proprietor of Oy Veikkaustoimisto AB and the company's name was then changed to Oy Veikkaus AB. During the latter half of the 1970s the Jokeri (Joker) was added as an option to play with the Veikkaus Lotto.
Veikkaus introduced new scratchcard games in the 1980s & the first Gaming Hall, Täyspotti, was opened in Jyväskylä in 1989.
The Slot Machine Association (RAY) opened it first casino in 1991 and talks commenced in 1992 between Oy Veikkaus AB, Norway's Norsk Tipping, Tipstjänst Ab (now Svenska Spel) of Sweden, Dansk Tipstjeneste (now Danske Spil) of Denmark and Íslensk Getspá of the Iceland Lottery to start a new Wednesday Lotto.
As a result of these discussions, the Viking Lotto was launched on March 14th 1993 as the world's very first multi national lottery.
Veikkaus launched its website – veikkausfi – in 1995 as electronic gambling took off and became instantly popular across Finland.
January 1st 2001 saw Fintoto established as a company to operate horse race betting games and TOTO across the country.
KENO was launched as the first daily Finnish Lotto in 2002 and quickly became the 2nd most popular game in the Finland Lottery portfolio after the Veikkaus Lotto itself. The name of the company Oy Veikkaus AB was then changed to Veikkaus Oy in 2004.
Following an agreement signed between Finland, Denmark, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Slovenia & Estonia in 2011, a new multi national lottery – the EuroJackpot – was launched on March 17th 2012 which expanded the Veikkaus portfolio further.
On January 1st 2017 the 3 principal gaming companies in Finland – Veikkaus, Fintoto plus the Finland Slot Machine Association (RAY) were merged with the new company retaining the name Veikkaus. The company is still owned by the Finnish state.
If you are familiar with Finland Lottery games that are offered by Veikkaus you will know that there are a great selection of Finnish Lotto games that are produced by Veikkausfi & Lotto Finland.
Some of these Finnish Lotto games can be played not only throughout Finland but right across Scandinavia and due to the presence of authorized, online lottery ticket agencies such as TheLotter and MultiLotto, anyone from around the world is now able to buy lottery tickets online wherever they may be living.
We have written in great detail about each Veikkaus game that is available from the Finnish Lotto that you are able to play lottery online with – just visit our World Lotteries page for a complete list of national lottery games and their individual pages of review.
Here we are simply going to list the primary Finnish Lotto games that are available from Lotto Veikkaus and you can click straight through to read more about the your personal favourite – there are 3 main games from Veikkaus Lotto fi that you can choose from...
First launched on March 17th 2012 the EuroJackpot became the 2nd multi national lottery to be offered across Europe as a rival to the EuroMillions.
Initially 7 countries were a part of the Euro Jackpot consortium of European countries to offer the game – these were Finland, the Netherlands, Denmark, Slovenia, Italy, Germany and Estonia.
Spain was the next to join in June 2012 & then Sweden, Croatia Norway, Iceland, Lithuania & Latvia joined on February 1st 2013.
The Czech Republic and Hungary both then became members of the EuroJackpot on October 10th 2014 with Slovakia joining on October 9th 2015 and then Poland following in September 2017.
This brought the the total membership of the EuroJackpot bloc of countries up to its current level of 18 countries all across Europe.
With an audience spanning this many European countries that gives the EuroJackpot lottery an even broader reach and customer base than its longer serving cousin, the EuroMillions.
EuroJackpot is played with a double matrix of 5/50 + 2/10 which means that you first need to choose 5 numbers out of a number range from 1 to 50 and then pick 2 Euro Numbers from 1 to 10.
If you correctly match all 5 of the main EuroJackpot numbers plus the 2 Euro Numbers, then you will win the Euro Jackpot top prize.
The Euro Jackpot top prize starts off at € 10 MILLION and will rollover each week for every draw where a winner has not been produced right up to a maximum amount of a huge € 90 MILLION!
This maximum Euro Jackpot win achievable of € 90 MILLION has been won on numerous occasions now and by various nations.
The biggest Veikkaus EuroJackpot win so far has been a massive € 90 MILLION that was won on August 23rd 2019 by a syndicate who got a ticket at a supermarket in Siilinjärvi, Northern Savonia.
This win along with another € 90 MILLION that was won playing on the Veikkaus EuroJackot by another syndicate, this time from Loimaa, south west Finland on February 9th 2018, are the 2 biggest lottery wins in the history of Veikkaus & the Finnish Lotto.
There are a total of 12 different ways you are able to win on the Euro Jackpot from the top prize right down to correctly matching just 1 of the main winning numbers plus the 2 Euro Numbers.
Your odds of winning a EuroJackpot top prize are 1 in 95,344,200.
The EuroJackpot is draw is conducted once every week on a Friday and this takes place at 9.00pm from Helsinki in Finland.
Read much more about the EuroJackpot by clicking the link above and play EuroJackpot any time using the banner below…
The Viking Lotto was the first multi-national lottery in the world. It is brought to you online by Veikkaus – from the Finland Lottery – but is also played in 8 other countries in Scandinavia.
Finland, Denmark, Iceland, Sweden and Norway were the original member countries who were to launch the Viking Lotto & the first Vikinglotto draw took place on March 17th 1993.
Estonia joined the Viking Lotto group on March 22nd 2000, with Latvia and Lithuania next to become members in February 2011.
Slovenia was the latest country to join the Viking Lotto bloc when they joined on November 9th 2017 making up the total number of 9 countries in total that now offer their players Vikinglotto tickets.
The Viking Lotto is also known to have slight name variations in the various member countries – Onsdags Lotto in Denmark, the
Vikingų Loto in Lithuania, the Norsk Viking Lotto in Norway, Víkingalottó in Iceland, as well as the Viking Loto & Vikinglotto.
The Viking Lotto uses a dual matrix of 6/48 + 1/8 which means that when playing you will need to select 6 numbers out of a range of numbers from 1 to 48 followed by 1 Viking Number from 1 to 8.
If you successfully match all 6 of the main Viking Lotto numbers drawn plus the Viking Number you win the Vikinglotto jackpot.
The jackpot for the Viking Lotto starts off at € 3 MILLION and for each draw where there is no top prize winner, it will rollover and grow in size until a jackpot winner is produced. The jackpot cap of € 35 MILLION was introduced in 2017 so today that is the limit.
Before the jackpot cap was brought in, even bigger jackpots were won with the biggest Viking Lotto jackpot in history being the massive € 44,262,542 that was won in August 2016 by 2 lucky winning tickets – one from Norway and one from Denmark.
The biggest Viking Lotto jackpot to have been won with Veikkaus and the Finland Lottery so far has been € 7,495,511 that was won in May 2014 by a ticket from Suomussalmi in the Kainuu region.
There are 8 separate ways that you can win on the Viking Lotto and the odds of you winning the jackpot prize are 1 in 98,172,096.
Draws for the Viking Lotto take place once every week on a Wednesday at 8.00pm from Norsk Tipping in Hamar, Norway.
Read a detailed review of the Viking Lotto by clicking the link above and check the latest Viking Lotto Results every week.
The Veikkaus Lotto
is the principal in-state game to be offered by Veikkaus and is the oldest Finnish Lotto having first been introduced way back on January 3rd 1971, becoming popular very quickly.
It is the flagship lottery game in the Finnish National Lottery range from Veikkaus and is a typical jackpot lotto known as the Veikkaus Lotto 7 40, relating to the matrix configuration it uses which is 7/40.
This means that when playing the Lotto Veikkaus you will need to choose 7 numbers out of number range from 1 to 40. If all of your 7 numbers are drawn you will win the Finland Lotto jackpot prize.
In addition to the 7 main numbers an additional number is drawn to determine winners on the 2nd and 6th Finnish Lotto prize levels.
There are a 6 different ways you can win on the Veikkaus Lotto from the jackpot to picking just 3 numbers + the additional number.
The biggest Veikkaus Lotto jackpot win to have been achieved so far has been the € 15.7 MILLION that was won by a lucky player from Uusikaupunki, south west Finland on April 10th 2021.
This beat the previous record win on the Finnish Lotto which was a cool € 15.6 MILLION and was won on February 1st 2020 by a man from the Uusimaa region of Finland who bought his ticket during a shopping trip and picked his numbers purely at random.
The odds of winning a jackpot on the Lotto fi are 1 in 18,643,560.
Veikkaus make the draw for the Finland Lotto at 10.00pm once every week on a Saturday from their headquarters in Helsinki.
Click the link above to read much more about the Veikkaus Lotto. By clicking the banners below you can play the Lotto FI and check the latest Veikkaus Lotto Results – Veikkaus Lotto Tulokset...
Other Games – Finland Lottery – Veikkaus
Keno was first introduced into the Veikkaus range of games in 2002 as the first daily lottery and nowadays it has 3 draws per day at 2.45pm, 8.45pm and 10.45pm.
20 numbers are drawn from a number range of 1 to 70 in Keno.
The winning amount is a set figure for each result and you can bet between € 0.50 and € 10. The amount you are able to win will be determined by the amount you bet and there is an option available for you to use allowing you to double the amont of your winnings.
Other games offered by Veikkaus fi are Synttärit (Birthday), Kaikki tai ei mitään (All or Nothing), Jokeri (Joker), Lomatonni, (Holiday Luck), Tähdenlento (Shooting Star), Porukkapelit, Onnenpaketti, plus numerous sports betting games, Toto, Bingo and Casino.
Just click on any of the above lottery links and they will take you directly to your chosen Lotto Finland game. Each page contains a detailed review about that particular Finnish Lotto game offered by Veikkaus fi and will provide you with more detailed information.
We will, in time, be reviewing even more Finland Lottery games (lottoarvonta) & will add them to this overview page when needed.
For the time being, enjoy reading about the main games from Veikkaus – the popular Viking Lotto, the EuroJackpot and the Veikkaus Lotto Finland. Don't forget to check the very latest , Viking Lotto results, EuroJackpot results & Veikkaus Tulokset – Veikkaus Lotto results – and we wish you the very best of luck should you decide to play any of these Finland Lottery games.
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