Israel - Lotto Lottery Information

Guess Range 6/37 + PB 1/7
Hosted in Israel
(Local draw time)
Jackpot Type CASH
Tax Requirement At present, we do not offer ticket purchasing service for this lottery online. To check your liability for taxation at source, we urge you to check the website of the official operator. Check the tax laws in your country of residence for any further local taxation you may be subject to.

Chances to win Israel - Lotto

Divisions Match Winning Odds
1 Prize 6+PB 1:18,598,272
2 Prize 6 1:2,656,896
3 Prize 5+PB 1:99,991
4 Prize 5 1:14,284
5 Prize 4+PB 1:2,666
6 Prize 4 1:381
7 Prize 3+PB 1:207
8 Prize 3 1:30

Israel - Lotto Information

The Israel Lotto has been played for more than half a century and is the longest running lottery in the Middle East. It offers a traditional play format, attractive jackpots, as well as noteworthy winning odds.

Israel Lotto History

The Israel Lotto was introduced soon after the creation of its host country, the State of Israel. Informally launched in 1951 by the Mifal Hapayis Company to help build a hospital in Tel-Aviv, the company quickly became committed to supporting a wide variety of communal efforts. While funds from the Lotto were initially contributed only to health agencies, with the continuous growth of the country, the proceeds began to benefit other social projects as well including education, culture and performing arts.

The lottery did not undergo any major changes until 2009 when  the number matrix was altered to allow for higher first, second and third division wins. Originally players selected 6/34 numbers and an additional ‘chazak’ (meaning “strong” in Hebrew) number from 1-10; however, following the 2009 updates, players now select 6/37 with the additional ‘chazak’ number from a guess range of 1-7.

Historical highlights are available for world lottery draws here.

Israel Lotto Rules

To play Israel Lotto online, players must select six numbers from a guess range of 1-37 as well as an additional ‘chazak’ number from 1-7 which is needed to win the jackpot as well as the third, fifth and seventh place secondary prizes. Those who enjoy the Lotto may want to try its sister lotto, the Israel Double Lotto, which allows players to double Lotto's jackpots.

Israel Lotto fans can also get info from the official website here

Winning the Israel Lotto

To win the jackpot, players must match 6/37 numbers as well as an additional ‘chazak’ number from a matrix of 1-7. All wins under NIS 5,000 are tax free, with a 25% tax in place for wins above NIS 5,000. The highest jackpot of NIS 28 million ($7.7 million) was won on 19 December in 2017 by a single winner.

Israel Lotto Anecdotes

Fair Rollover - Israel Lotto is the only lottery in the world where both the jackpot and the second place prize rollover. Both the jackpot and the second place prize start at set amounts (the jackpot at NIS 4 million and the second place prize at NIS 500,000) and rollover together. With this unique format, second place pay-outs have reached as high as NIS 4 million.

Learn About Israel Lotto Draws

Israel Lotto offers great winning odds with its small 37-number guess range. In fact, Israel Lotto doles out exciting prizes to one in every 18.8 lottery tickets! Check the Israel Lotto Results drawings twice a week. The lottery distributes thousands of prizes to players who match one of eight different prize-winning combinations!