Lotto “6 aus 45”
On 7 September 1986, the first draw of Lotto “6 aus 45“ (Lotto “6 out of 45“) in Austria was carried out. Thus started the success story of Austrian Lotteries.
Lotto “6 out of 45” is Austria’s favourite lottery game. The “6 out of 45” formula is customised to the gaming behaviour of Austrians and the population size of the country, which leads to a small number of top prizes, attractive mid-tier prizes, and many low-tier winnings. The lottery draws are held twice a week on austrian television (ORF), on Wednesday and Sunday.
The absolute top winner was a player from Vienna. On 15 August 2012, he was the only one to hit the quintuple jackpot and thus won 9,437,932.50 Euro prize money.