Greece - Lotto
The largest lottery game in Greece is Lotto 649. It has been around for over twenty years and recently a new prize category was introduced, making it even more exciting to play! Select the right six numbers and you could be the next Greek lottery winner! Since the lotto game offers a rollover option the grand prize can climb into the tens of millions of Euros!
Lottery Odds And Statistics
The Greek Lotto 649 is a traditional drawing-style lottery game that operates on a 6/49 matrix. Players choose six numbers from 1 to 49. An additional number drawing is also offered and the second level prize is EUR 50,000. There are five ways to win a prize in the 649 Lotto. The odds of winning the Greece Lottery main jackpot are 1 in 13.98 million. Second tier prize odds are 1 in 2.33 million and the odds of winning any prize in this lotto are just 1 in 57!
Lottery Security And Results
The National Lottery in Greece is governed by OPAP who holds a twenty-year contract with the country’s government. They have the exclusive rights to develop and operate all Greek lottery games. The average payout in the Greek Lotto 6/49 typically runs between 2 million and 6 million Euros, though the jackpot has reached into the tens of millions of Euros from time to time. OPAP does not cap the number of times a rollover can occur so the sky is the limit for this lottery game!
The Greek Lotto system dates back to 1958 when OPAP was developed. OPAP is the Greek Organization of Football Prognostics and it’s currently the largest betting establishment in Europe. In 1997 the Greek lottery introduced a new prize category for players who correctly match three winning numbers. This made the odds much more favorable and increased lottery participation. Proceeds from the Greek lottery go toward supporting a wide variety of local programs, especially those in the sporting community.
The exciting Greek Lotto allows players many chances to win a wide variety of amazing cash prizes. Drawings take place on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 9 p.m. local Greece time. Monetary awards are paid out in a life-changing cash lump sum so play today and within the next week you could be Europe’s next big millionaire! Be sure to check your tickets every week and claim any prizes quickly, as recent economic pressure in Greece may result in rapid changes to these Million Euro prizes.