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Viking Lotto Finland Jackpot: It pays to be smart! – August 14th, 2012

Lottery players across Scandinavia can get their hands on a lot of money if they enter the Viking Lotto Finland.

Wednesday’s (August 15th) jackpot stands at 21,526,000 Swedish Krona (€2.6 million) and this has helped the lottery to fifth place on theSmart on theLotter. This impressive top prize, coupled with great winning odds, means that plenty of people will be keen to play.

Hosted in Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway and Sweden, it is the first multi-national lottery in Europe. In order to win the Viking Lotto Finland, participants have to match six numbers from a guess range of 1-48.

The biggest jackpot handed out in the history of the lottery is €15 million – back in March 2010 – and this highlights how it is possible to get monster top prizes with the structure of the lottery.

However, it is not only the Viking Lotto Finland that can boast great winning odds and a good cost-to-benefit ratio. The Oz Lotto is Australia’s favourite national lottery and it holds the record for the highest ever payout in the country at AU$106 million (€90.7 million).

Part of the reason that people like to buy tickets online for the OZ Lotto is because they have a 1:87 chance of taking home some money, while it also has a history of big rollovers.

The Florida Lotto is another draw that offers individuals a good chance to win a lot of money. Tomorrow’s jackpot is $17 million and it is currently ranked ninth on theSmart.

However, the South Africa Lotto is leading the lottery world when it comes to value for entrance money, as this draw is number two on theSmart with a top prize of 25 million South African Rand (€2.5 million). Some 82 per cent of the South African population participate in the lottery, which highlights how well-liked it is.

Finally, the Brazil Mega Sena – number eight on theSmart – is the standout lottery in Brazil. Dating back to 1961, it attracts fans from across the world keen to share in the lottery fun. The jackpot is currently 28 million Brazilian Real (€11.2 million).

Picture Credit:  Ice News