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Viking Lotto – History & Significance
The Viking Lotto was the first multi-national European Lottery game draw of its kind. The Viking Lotto was, in many ways, the catalyst for the supranational lottery draws that we are now aware of it. Indeed, it can be argued, that without the Viking Lotto there would be no Euromillions or Eurojackpot. What the Viking Lotto did was shows a proof of concept to the lotto honchos out there that this was not only possible, but profitable and mutually beneficial to both players and the communities that would benefit from the proceeds of the lottery.
Despite its long history as a multi-state draw game, the Viking Lotto has never penetrated beyond the Scandinavian Peninsular – this is all changing now. Being essentially a domestic monopoly Lottery, the Viking Lotto has never really had competition within its borders. Up until the notion of playing the lottery online, the Viking Lotto was sitting pretty, effectively as big as it could possibly be.
Viking Lotto – Online Lottery
What the online lottery has done to the Viking Lotto, and many others, is open them up to the world. No longer do domestic juggernauts have to solely rely on their domestic players. With playing the lottery online, the domestic leaders can open up a whole now player base to be built up on the already existing (and working!) domestic player base that they currently have. We have seen the same phenomena all over Europe.
The reality is that even though the online lottery opens up everyone to everyone else, it is not a even distributed new platform. As you may be able to guess, the European lotteries and the Australian Lotteries (which for all intents and purposes are European Lotteries) are by far more popular than the South American or Oriental lotteries. This is expected as people follow the money when it comes to the lottery. The US Powerball is the biggest lottery game in the world because it is the lottery game with the biggest jackpots in the world.
Viking Lotto – Play the Viking Lotto
To play this great lottery one must select all 6 of the drawn balls from a total pool of 48. In addition to the 6 regular balls, you also pick 2 bonus balls (from the same pool of 48 numbers). These 2 bonus balls are used for lower down prize divisions and are not necessary for the Viking Lotto jackpot prize. The record jackpot for the Viking Lotto is €15.4 million – this was won in 2013. In fact, a look at the top 5 record jackpots for the Viking Lotto helps to highlight the fact I was saying earlier; the Viking Lotto has got more and more popular.
The top 5 record Viking Lotto jackpots are from the following years; 2013, 2014,2013, 2012 & 2013! For a lottery that has over 20 years of history, it is not a given that all these jackpots are from the previous 2-3 years. This is one of the reasons why people are playing the Viking Lotto – they know other people do, they know it is a lottery on the rise, they know that if they play and win, they will win something big.
Playing the Viking Lotto is a fun game to play. In our experience, it is a very well ran, organized and enjoyable game to play. If you have any Viking Lotto stories that you want to share, let us know.