General information about Belgium Lotto
This is Belgium based lottery game that was launched in 1978, or 41 years, 6 months and 20 days ago. Lotto 6/45 Belgium is currently available only in Belgium. This is a widely popular lottery, but it has still always been known as Lotto 6/45 Belgium. The game-play format used to be different: players were to choose six numbers from 42. The lottery is operated by Loterie nationale. In case you want to know more about Loterie nationale, here is their official website: https://www.loterie-nationale.be/fr/nos-jeux/lotto. Lotto Belgium results may be found there as well, by the way. As for their support service, Loterie nationale can be reached via the following contact details:
- an email: [email protected]
- a phone number: (02) 238 45 11
- Head Office in Brussels: Belliard street, 25-33, 1040 Brussels
Keep in mind that players must be 18 or over to play.
Check Lotto Belgium results
Lotto Belgium results are aired right after the drawings that take place in the headquarters of Loterie nationale in Brussels. At the moment, draws are held two times a week. To be more precise, they are held on Wednesday and Saturday, at 20:00 CEST (20:00 BST). The numbers are drawn using the Mechanical Lottery Ball Machine. In case you were curious, the first ever draw was held on February 4, 1978, or 41 years, 6 months and 20 days ago.
How it works: picking up Lotto Belgium numbers
The currently applied format is as follows: 6 + 1 / 45. As you can see, players are to choose six main Lotto Belgium numbers from the range between 1 and 45 Lotto Belgium numbers. Also, according to Belgium Lotto rules, one number is to be additionally picked up from the remaining 39 numbers.
Belgium Lotto winning odds & prize categories
The lottery currently offers eight prize categories. A great news is that in case no winner is found, the Lotto 6/45 Belgium top prize rolls over to the next draw. For now, it accounts for €1,000,000. This is the minimum amount, while the biggest Lotto 6/45 Belgium jackpot ever has reached €11,180,000. It was set on January, 2014, or 5 years, 7 months and 23 days ago. As shown by official estimates, the odds of winning the top prize are 1 in 8,145,060. In particular, you will have to correctly guess all the six main Lotto Belgium numbers. For more information, please look at the table below:
Winning odds, %
1 : 8,145,060
5 + 1
1 : 1,357,510
1 : 35,724
4 + 1
1 : 14,290
1 : 772
3 + 1
1 : 579
1 : 48
2 + 1
1 : 64
The overall winning chances, in turn, are 1 in 25.
Belgium Lotto prices
The minimum cost of playing is €1. The lottery does not offer any opportunities to multiply prizes. A good news is that there is a chance to win an extra prize if to take part in Joker+, a fun and addictive game you may try your luck in when playing Lotto for an additional €0,50 cost. This will increase your winning chances up to 1 in 3,88.
Hot and cold Lotto Belgium numbers
The lottery’s most often drawn numbers are 38, 21, 36, 18, 20, 28, and 27. The cold, or the least frequent numbers are 32, 34, 23, 31, 37, 30, and 11.
Payouts of Belgium Lotto prizes
Keep in mind that Lotto 6/45 Belgium jackpot can only be paid out as a lump sum. As for prizes of other categories, the amount below €1,000 may be claimed at any ticket sale agent or lottery prize center. In case your prize is above €1,000, you will have to visit one of the agent's central offices. A great thing is that Lotto 6/45 Belgium winnings are tax free. One more thing to take into account is that all the prizes are to be claimed within 20 weeks from the day of the draw or otherwise the winning ticket expires, regardless of Lotto Belgium results.