Israel - Double Lotto
The Israel Double Lotto is a fairly new version of the regular Israel Lotto. It operates exactly the same as the Israel New Lotto, except that players now have the chance to win double the jackpot! The jackpot starts at a very impressive NIS 8 million and rolls over every time a winner hasn’t been selected. Simply match the six winning numbers plus the bonus and your life can be changed forever!
Lottery Odds And Statistics
Israel’s Double Lotto game uses a simple 6/31 and 1/7 matrix. Players select six numbers from a pool of 31 as well as an additional number from 1 to 7. If they are playing the Double option of the New Lotto the prize is doubled! There are a whopping eight ways to win a prize in this exciting lottery. The odds of winning the main jackpot are 1 in 18.59 million. The odds of winning any of the eight prizes are only 1 in 18.8!
Lottery Security And Results
As one can imagine the Double option of the Israel New Lotto has paid out some very impressive jackpots. The largest payout on record occurred in the winter of 2009 when a married couple from Central Israel won NIS 74 million! Mifal Hapayis is the organization that runs all of Israel’s lottery operations. It is overseen and backed by the Israeli government.
The Israel National Lottery is older than most other lotteries around the world. The very first drawing occurred on October 16, 1951. The New Lotto is the game the Double Lotto is based on. Its first drawing was in 1968. Today over ninety-five percent of the funds raised by the New Lotto goes back to the Israel community through various social programs.
The Israel Double Lotto has been a favorite among gamers for many years. Proceeds benefit hospital services and educational systems all over Israel. The rules are exactly the same as the Israel New Lotto, but the double option is twice the price per ticket. Drawings take place on Tuesdays and Saturdays at 10:55 p.m. Jerusalem time. All prizes are awarded in a cash lump sum and the first NIS 54,959 of the winnings is tax-free!