Austrian Lotteries has been offering a broad range of lottery games for the adult gaming market – comprising of customers over the age of 16 – since 1986. The company offers products for all target groups, including classic lottery games like the “Lotto ‘6 aus 45’ with LottoPlus” national lottery, “EuroMillions” European lottery, “Joker” add-on game, “Toto” and “Torwette” football pools, “Zahlenlotto 1-90” numbers lottery, “Bingo”, “ToiToiToi” numbers lottery and “Klassenlotterie” class lottery. The results of these lotteries are determined in official draws or in the case of Toto/Torwette by the results of football matches. It also offers so-called instant lottery products in the form of scratch-off (“Rubbellos”) and break-open (“Brieflos”) tickets, where players find out if – and how much – they have won immediately after scratching or opening the ticket.
There were also plenty of new products and innovations at Austrian Lotteries in 2018. At the beginning of the year, it launched its Lotterien App (currently only available in German) with an integrated Glücksbörse wallet. The app allows customers to play Lotto, LottoPlus, Joker and EuroMillions around the clock on their mobile devices without the need for further registration. Credit – up to a maximum of 100 euros per week – can only be added to the Glücksbörse wallet balance at Austrian Lotteries retail outlets. In July 2018, a new ÖsterreichBonus (“Austria Bonus”) was added to EuroMillions draws, giving customers in Austria the chance to win an additional 100,000 euros.
The absolute highlight of 2018 at Austrian Lotteries was the first seven-time rollover jackpot in the 32-year history of Lotto. A customer from Lower Austria was the only one to pick all six correct numbers and took home a record 14.9 million euros – the first-ever double-digit-million Lotto prize in Austria
Austrian Lotteries’ purpose of business is defined in the Austrian Gaming Act, the explanatory remarks to the Gaming Act and the license award issued by the licensing authority.
Österreichische Lotterien Gesellschaft m.b.H. holds the license to operate lotteries in Austria (license valid until 30 September 2027). This license also includes the right to operate so-called electronic lotteries, which include online gaming and draws with video lottery terminals.