The Israel New Lotto is the only lotto in the world that was created alongside its hosting country, Israel, and is older than any of the US or UK lotteries. Israel Lotto offers some of the country’s top lottery prizes with exceptional winning odds owing to the lottery’s narrow 1-37 guess range.
Israel New Lotto History
The Israel Lotto was released in 1951 and was renamed the New Lotto in 2009. The highest jackpot of NIS 16 million ($US 4 million) was won on October 27th in 2007 by a single winner.
Israel New Lotto Rules
The Israel New Lotto is played by selecting six numbers out of a guess range of 1-37 as well as an additional ‘Chazak’ (Hebrew meaning strong) number from a separate matrix of 1-7. The additional number is needed to win the jackpot as well as the third, fifth and seventh prize out of the eight prize divisions.
Players can choose from 6 line and 12 line entry forms or can select a systematic entry form of 9, 10 or 11 numbers which produces all possible combinations of the selected numbers and increases the odds of winning a lottery prize. Players can have their numbers randomly selected by the system (Quick Pick), manually select their own numbers (Natural Selection), or draw the number selection from saved numbers in their account on theLotter (My Numbers). Additionally, players can purchase a Multi-Draw or Subscription to never miss a draw while enjoying significant online lottery discounts exclusively at theLotter.
The Israel New Lotto is drawn every Tuesday and Saturday at 23:00 GMT and the draw closes approximately three hours prior on the site. Lottery results are available on theLotter at 7:00 GMT the following morning.
Winning the Israel New Lotto
Players can win the Israel New Lotto’s jackpot by successfully 6/37 numbers and the additional ‘chazak’ number from 1-7. The lottery has eight prize categories, and the additional number is required to win both the jackpot and the third, fifth and seventh winning prize divisions. The jackpot starts at NIS 4 million and continues to grow until it reaches the NIS 12.5 million cap. All secondary prizes up to NIS 5,000 are not taxed, and wins above NIS 5,000 are taxed at approximately 25%. All wins are paid out in a one-time cash payment at the Mifal Hapayis headquarters in Tel Aviv, Israel.
95% of the proceeds received by Mifal Hapayis from the Israeli Lotto go back to community organizations including health care, welfare, education, senior citizen care facilities, and many more.
In October of 2007, one player took the highest Israel New Lotto jackpot of NIS 16 million (US $4 million).
Israel New Lotto Anecdotes
Healthy Luck - The Israeli Lotto administrator Mifal Hapayis, which was created solely for the purpose of distributing funds to Israeli organizations for more than half a century. The original goal of Mifal Hapayis was to raise funds for a Tel Aviv hospital in the early years of the state. After achieving its founding goal, Mifal Hapays decided to continue the lottery to fund other organizations.