Austrian Lotto Help & FAQ

Austrian Lotto Overview

The Austrian Lottery, 6aus45, is Austria's most popular lottery and has seen increased popularity with Lottoland players too. For just €1.50 you gain entry into a millionaire-making lottery with exceptional winning odds, as well as a second chance to win big with the Joker bonus game.

The lottery launched in 1986 and has since played a central role in the lives of millions of Austrians. Draws take place twice a week, on Wednesdays and Sundays. To get involved, simply pick six numbers from a range of 1 to 45.

The Wednesday draw takes place at 18:48 CET or 17:48 Irish time. The Sunday draw takes place at 19:15 CET, 18:15 Irish time. After the draw you can find the results on our Austrian Lottery results page.

As a Lottoland player you will be notified of results by email and any winnings will automatically be credited to your Lottoland account balance.

Winning is easy with the Austrian Lottery. Even if you get none of the six numbers right you can still win just by guessing the bonus ball number. If you want to up your bet to get more chances of winning simply bet the additional Joker game.

How does betting on the Austrian Lotto work at Lottoland work?

Instead of entering the official Austrian Lotto draw, you place a bet on the outcome of it. You pick the numbers you think will be drawn in the same way as if you had entered the official lottery draw. At Lottoland, you win the same prize money for each prize tier that the official lottery operator offers, including the jackpot, and you receive your prize money as if you had actually played the official lottery.

How do I choose a line and place a bet?

Choose 6 numbers from 1-45 and, when you are happy to proceed simply click Submit. This will take you through to a checkout – at this stage just click Confirm and proceed to place your bet.

The Joker Game: By opting to play the add-on Joker game (this is pre-enabled by default, so if you don’t want to play the bonus game simply uncheck the tick box) you have yet another opportunity to get rich. Six numbers from zero to nine are drawn from the drum. Each time a number is drawn it is then placed back into the drum, theoretically allowing the same number to be drawn an additional five times.

Unlike the regular game you cannot select specific numbers for the Joker game because, in Austria, the Joker draw corresponds to the serial number on your actual lottery ticket. In Lottoland these numbers are pre-picked at random using the same numerical structure. Unlike when you play with an actual ticket, however, with Lottoland you also have the option of clicking the refresh button (the circling arrow icon) next to your numbers to generate a new number sequence. Feel free to do this as many times as you wish until you have a sequence you would like to play with. You can also select up to three different Joker number sequences to play. Each Joker selection costs €1.30 extra.


How do I win the Jackpot?

You need to match all six numbers to win the Austrian Lotto jackpot.

Can I win all the same prizes betting on the draw with Lottoland?

Yes, you can win all the same main game prizes betting on the draw with us as those available in the official draw, including the jackpot.

How much does it cost to play?

A simple six number pick costs just €1.50 however by default the ticket comes with the Joker bonus game pre-enabled, bringing the cost to €2.80. If you do not wish to play this game simply click the Joker tick box to disable it.

How much can I win?

Austrian Lotto jackpots start at €1 million but can climb much higher with regular rollovers.

How does the DoubleJackpot feature work?

The DoubleJackpot feature allows you to bet for twice the official lottery jackpot. So, for instance, if the official Austrian Lotto draw is €10 million and you bet on the outcome with us and activate the DoubleJackpot feature, you can potentially win €20 million.

You will pay double the price of your normal line to activate the DoubleJackpot feature. So, if you wish to bet on the Austrian Lotto with this feature you pay €3, instead of €1.50, or €5.60 instead of €2.80 if you opt to play with the Joker game.

When is the Austrian Lotto draw?

The Wednesday draw takes place at 18:48 CET or 17:48 Irish time. The Sunday draw takes place at 19:15 CET, 18:15 Irish time. After the draw you can find the results on our Austrian Lottery results page.

What are the odds of winning the jackpot?

The probability of winning The Austrian 6aus45 Lotto is higher than most other European lotteries with odds of just 1: 8,145,060. The odds of winning any prize is just one in 12, so statistically you’re likely to win a prize once in every twelve games.

In the bi-weekly Austrian Lotto draw six balls are picked from the drum, followed by the bonus ball.

Prize Tier To Win Probability
Tier 1 All Six Numbers 1:8,145,060
Tier 2 Match 5 + Bonus Number 1:1,357,510
Tier 3 Match 5 1:35,724
Tier 4 Match 4 + Bonus Number 1:14,290
Tier 5 Match 4 1:772
Tier 6 Match 3 + Bonus Number 1:579
Tier 7 Match 3 1:48
Tier 8 Bonus Number 1:16
Any Prize Any of the above 1:12

Our tip: Use the Combo bet feature to play more number and thus significantly increase your chance of winning.

After the main draw the Joker draw is held. In this draw six numbers, from 0 to 9, are drawn from the drum. After each number is drawn it is placed back into the draw so it’s possible that the same number can be drawn multiple times – e.g. 999999.

What is the Joker number and how is it determined?

The Joker number is part of the special Joker bonus game. It is composed of six numbers from a range of 0 to 9.

If you play with an actual Austrian Lotto ticket the Joker number sequence corresponds to your ticket’s six-digit serial number. This is why you cannot pick each number individually as with the regular game.

With Lottoland the numbers are generated at random, however you do have the option to change these numbers by clicking the Refresh button on the right hand side of your Joker numbers. You can generate as many new Joker numbers as you wish until you land a sequence you are happy with, and you can choose up to three different number sequences at a time.

To win the Joker game you need to have the correct numbers in the correct sequence.

The top tier prize is awarded if you get all six numbers in a row. The second tier prize is awarded when you have the last five numbers in a row, the fourth prize for when you have the last four numbers in a row and so on. The last prize is therefore awarded if you have guessed the final number correctly, where the odds of winning are 1:16.

How do I improve my chances of winning the Austrian Lotto?

There’s plenty of ways to get the most from your Austrian Lotto ticket. One of the most effective methods is to use a Combo, or system bet. When you check more than six numbers on your ticket this feature will be activated automatically.

You can select an additional six numbers in an Austrian Lotto Combo bet, bringing the total number of picks to 12. The Combo feature allows you to enter all combinations of your chosen numbers increasing your odds exponentially.

Another method of increasing the probability of winning is to bet via Subscription. Stated simply, the more you bet, the more your odds of winning will increase.

Opting to bet the additional Joker game will extend your chances of winning even further, by entering you into a secondary draw and the chance to win even more big cash prizes.

What do I do if I win?

If your account has been verified, simply proceed to your account and withdraw your winnings. If your account has not been verified you will first need to provide proof of your ID and proof of address. Once this has been confirmed you will be able to withdraw your winnings.

Are my winnings tax free?

Yes - you will not be taxed on any winnings for this lottery.

How can I be sure I will get paid?

Rest assured that Lottoland is an established and reputable international lottery betting company. We are fully licensed by the Irish government, and by other countries worldwide. These licences are dependent on our ability to guarantee all payments to winners.

Smaller Payments
We make all payouts directly from the fund we have acquired from total ticket sales.

Larger Payments
We take out policies with world leading insurers to cover larger payments.

What is a Subscription?

Subscriptions remove the hassle of manually entering bets on each event and the fear of missing out on a big win. Our Subscription feature allows you to set up a running bet (or bets) on a given lottery draw. The subscription is open ended and will run for as long as you want it too. You can opt out at any time.

Why should I bet on Austrian Lotto at Lottoland?

The Austrian Lotto is not only one of the best value games at Lottoland, after the Mini Lotto and Swedish Lotto it’s also our easiest jackpot to win. Add the bonus Joker game to increase your chances of a big win even further – that’s two chances to win for €2.80!