Frequently Asked Questions
If you’ve got a query about playing the lottery in Denmark, check out this list of some of the most frequently asked questions. You can also visit the individual game sections for more information about each one.
When do draws take place?
There are games to enjoy throughout the week. Here’s when all the draws take place:
- Lotto - Saturday at 8:00pm
- Viking Lotto – Wednesday at 8:00pm
- Eurojackpot – Tuesday and Friday at 7:00pm
- Joker – Wednesday and Saturday at 8:00pm
- Keno - Daily at 9:05pm
- All or Nothing – Daily at 9:20pm
How much does it cost to play games?
The cost per row is different for each lottery. Find out below how much you’ll need to pay to play your favourite game:
- Lotto - 6 kroner per row
- Viking Lotto - 7 kroner per row
- Eurojackpot - 15 kroner per row
- Joker - 10 kroner
- Keno – 5 kroner per row
- All or Nothing – 10 kroner per row
How do I play?
You can buy tickets from retailers or play online. All you need to do is pick your numbers and purchase your entries. You can choose your own or opt for a ‘Lyn’ selection if you want to have your numbers generated automatically. A ‘Lykke’ pick allows you to choose fewer numbers than you would normally select - they will be included on every row and the others will be random.
You can also play a system to cover more possible combinations. Choose more numbers than you are required to pick and the computer will enter valid combinations into the draw.
Can I play several draws in advance?
Yes, you can play just the next draw or enter multiple consecutive draws in advance, up to 14 in most cases. It is also possible to set up a subscription so that you never miss a draw.
Is there a player card?
Yes. If you have a player card, you just need to use it when you buy a ticket. Your purchase will be linked to your card. It also allows you to transfer any winnings straight to your bank account.
Can I cancel a game after I have bought my ticket?
You can cancel a game bought from a retailer. For Lotto, Viking Lotto and Eurojackpot, you must cancel at the same retailer where you purchased your ticket, and it must be done on the same day, provided the draw has not yet taken place.
What is the biggest jackpot ever won?
The biggest lottery jackpots ever won in Denmark have come in Eurojackpot. The record stands at 315 million kroner and belongs to a player from Elsinore, who won in February 2015. Go to the Winners page to find out about the largest prizes in history for Eurojackpot, Viking Lotto, Lotto and Joker.
Can I play Joker on its own?
No. You can only play Joker alongside Viking Lotto, Lotto or Eurojackpot. You can choose whether to enter the Joker draw on Wednesday or Saturday.
Do I have to pay tax on Danish Lottery prizes?
No. There is no tax if you win a Danish Lottery prize.
Can I stay anonymous if I win?
Yes. The Danish Lottery does not disclose winners’ names without their consent. Some information will always be revealed if you do win a major prize, including where you played and how many rows you entered, but personal details will be kept secret. Winners’ stories will be publicised, highlighting the lucky players’ reaction to their success and what they plan to do with their money. Go to the Publicity page to learn more.
How long do I have to claim a prize if I win?
The deadline for claiming prizes depends on how you have played, and also how much you have won. If you have played at a retailer and won up to 200 kroner, you need to come forward within 90 days of the draw date. For larger prizes, the claim period is one year. If you have played online, you have three years to claim prizes regardless of how much you have won. Head over to the How to Claim page for more information.
If I win a Eurojackpot or Viking Lotto prize abroad, can I claim it in Denmark?
No. Although Eurojackpot and Viking Lotto are both played in multiple countries, you must claim any prizes you win in the same country where you purchase your ticket. The claim period is different in each of the participating countries.
Can I claim a prize if my ticket gets lost or damaged?
You need to keep your ticket safe as it is the only way to prove you are a winner. If you lose a winning ticket, the Danish Lottery does not have to pay out and someone else may stake a claim if they find it. It is therefore a good idea to sign the back of your ticket.
You can complain to the Danish Lottery if you lose a ticket but there must be a justifiable reason for the matter to be investigated, with clear evidence that you bought a winning ticket. You may be able to receive a prize with a damaged ticket if the relevant information can still be read, but the Danish Lottery is not obliged to pay.
When did the lottery start?
The Danish Lottery was established in 1948 as Dansk Tipstjeneste. It initially only offered Tips games, where you could predict the outcome of football matches. The first Lotto draw came many years later in October 1989. Go to the History page to find out more.