Swedish Lottery Help & FAQ

The Lotto is by far the most popular game of chance in Sweden. Although it can seem quite complicated compared to our lotteries but the information below should help to answer the most frequently asked questions of people who are new to the game.

How much does it cost?

A basic game costs just €0.50 - this is if you opt to only play Lotto1 and disable the bonus game. By default, however, the game is set at €2 - with the Lotto 1&2 enabled plus the bonus game with a €1 stake. To play both Lotto 1&2 without the bonus game, meanwhile, costs €2. So, in other words, the game gives you lots of flexibility with options and pricing

What are Lotto 1 and Lotto 2?

All Swedish Lotto tickets, by default, are for two separate draws, Lotto 1 and Lotto 2, giving you two different chances to win.

Why does my ticket cost €2.00 not €0.50?

The default Swedish Lotto ticket is for entry to both Lotto 1 and Lotto 2 (€2) and with the Extra Game (€1) (see below) added on. If you only want to enter Swedish Lotto 1 simply set ‘Select drawings’ to ‘Only LOTTO 1’ and set the Extra Game to ‘None’.

Do I pay any taxes or special fees on my winnings?

No, at Lottoland you won’t pay any extra taxes or special fees on any of your Swedish Lotto prizes.

What are the odds of winning Swedish Lotto?

There are 6 prize tiers for the Swedish Lotto:
Matched Numbers Odds of Winning
7 1:6,724,520
6+1 1:240,161
6 1:40,027
5 1:847
4 1:59

* Prizes for the Swedish lottery are based on the total lotto pool, meaning the prizes are approximates, they may go up or down each week.

What is the ‘Extra Game’?

The Extra Game gives you another way to bet on the Swedish Lotto and win even more money. For a minimum of €1 extra, 7 randomly selected numbers from 0-9 will be entered into a 2nd draw of numbers also from 0-9.

To win you need to match your numbers to those drawn in any order. You don’t need to win Swedish Lotto to win the Extra Game however, you cannot enter the Extra Game without betting on the Swedish Lotto and if you do win both then you will be the winner of the Drömvinsten, the ‘Dream Win’, which in the past has reached almost €20 million.

For Example:
  • You pick the Extra Game numbers 1,2,3,4,5,6,7. You didn’t win anything at Lotto.
  • The Extra Game Numbers are 5,3,1,1,6,7. You have matched the last 2 numbers: 6 and 7.
  • You have won the minimum Extra Game prize and therefore win €6.50 even though you didn’t win anything on the main Swedish Lotto draw.
Here's another example:
  • You pick the Extra Game numbers 1,2,3,4,5,6,7. You won €100 on the Lotto.
  • The Extra Game Numbers are 1,1,3,5,4,6,2. Unfortunately you don’t win the Extra Game. Even though you matched several numbers they are not in the correct order.
  • But you have won €100 with the Swedish Lotto, which is unaffected.
Here’s a final example:
  • You pick the Extra Game numbers 1,2,3,4,5,6,7. You won €100 with the Lotto.
  • The Extra Game Numbers are 1,2,3,3,5,6,7. You have won matched 6 numbers (not 3+3) so you’ve won an extra €20,117.
  • Add that to the €100 you won Swedish Lotto and you’ve won a tidy €20,217!
In other words, in addition to flexibility of price and options, you also get lots and lots of ways to win!

What is the Extra Bet?

You can also place an ‘Extra Bet’ of €2 or €3 with the Extra Game. This will double or triple the amount of money you win on the Extra Game. The default Lotto ticket is set for an extra €1 for the Extra Game, so if you do not want the Extra Game simply set it to ‘None’.

What is the ‘Dream Win’ or Drömvinsten?

Swedish Lotto has a super jackpot (called ‘Drömvinsten’ – the ‘Dream Win’ in Sweden) and occurs when you match all 7 numbers on Swedish Lotto and get at least 2 numbers correct on the Extra Game. The Dream win starts at just under €6 million and increases about €120,000 each week until it is won. The largest Dream Win on record was just over €19 million.

The odds of winning the Drömvinsten are 1:337,915,578. Any Extra Bet made on the Extra Game will not increase the amount won on the Drömvinsten.

What are the Lotto Draw Days and Times?

The Lotto is drawn at 16:15 Irish Time (17:15 Swedish Time) on Wednesdays and 17:15 Irish Time (18:15 Swedish Time) on Saturdays.

What is the Minimum Jackpot?

Swedish Lotto has no minimum jackpot as prizes are based on ticket sales.

What is the Maximum Jackpot?

The biggest Drömvinsten of all time was 237,697,528 kr or about €24 million. The Extra Game top prize for matching all 7 numbers is fixed at approximately €1m.

Why should I buy Swedish Lotto tickets online from Lottoland?

Lottoland is the only site where you can take part in the Swedish Lotto from overseas. In addition it means you don’t have to worry about losing your ticket or forgetting to claim your prize on time since any winnings will be paid directly into your account.

How can I increase my chances to win the Swedish Lotto?

There are no scientifically proven ways to increase your odds of winning the Lotto short of betting more numbers. You can do this either by betting in lottery syndicates. Betting in a lottery group with friends, family, colleagues or teammates is a great way to disperse costs and increase your chances of winning by pooling tickets.

How does the Swedish Lotto compare to the Lotto?

The Swedish Lotto gives you much better odds of hitting the jackpot than most lotteries and a basic game costs less than most lotteries too. You have a much better chance of winning the 7/35 Lotto but prizes are generally smaller. You can make up this difference by betting the Extra Game and winning the Drömvinsten prize.