Playing the lottery is a favorite pastime among Turks. All
Lotteries are under the monopoly of the State. Casinos once run
in 5-star hotels were closed by the government some years ago.
Most of them moved to Cyprus. Gambling tours to Cyprus and
Bulgaria are now arranged on weekends. Gamblers fly to Cyprus or
Bulgaria and meet with green cloths and one-armed-monsters
thereby make great contributions to the countries economy!!!
The favorite lottery is Sayısal Loto
because its prize is the largest. The Lottery is based on
guessing 6 numbers out of 49 and the draw takes place on
Saturday evenings. TRT1 broadcasts it live. You can pick up the
Loto forms from buffets, National Lottery dealerships and
newspaper sellers. Complete the card and deliver it any place
you see the Loto sign. You can find the results of the Loto in
the Sunday newspapers or from the official website of
(National Lottery). See Related Links for details.
is the National Lottery and draws are on 9th, 19th and 29th of
every month. There are three different ticket prices as full (tam),
half (yarım) and quarter (çeyrek). The ticket
prices increase for the drawings on special days, Bayrams and
New Year. The hawkers wear caps on which Milli Piyango is
written. Various buffets and newspaper sellers also provide
tickets. For the results you can either check with the
newspapers published the following day of the drawing or from
the lists Milli Piyango vendors provide, or again from the
official site of Milli Piyango.
Another lottery is Şans Topu (Luck Ball). It consists of
two parts. First of all you need to pick 5 numbers out of 34 and
secondly 1 number out of 14. The draw is every Wednesday and
broadcasts live from TRT1. For the results you can again visit
Milli Piyongos site or check the newspapers on the following
day. Coupons can be obtained from Milli Piyango, newspaper
sellers and buffets.
(Number 10) is a lottery consisting of two parts. First of all
22 numbers out of 80 are drawn and secondly the players who pick
10, 8, 8, 7 and 6 numbers out of these 22 numbers win prizes.
The draw is every Monday.
is the latest lottery which has the same principles as Sayısal
Loto. It is based on guessing 6 numbers out of 54. The draw
takes place on Thursday evenings. and broadcasts live from TRT1.
The results are announced at Milli Piyongos site and on the
newspapers on the following day. Coupons can be obtained from
Milli Piyango, newspaper sellers and buffets.
(Scrap and Win) is a simple scratch-and-win lottery. Each card
has 8 boxes. Scratch all 8 boxes in hopes of finding 3 matching
boxes. If you uncover three matching boxes you win the amount
printed in the matching squares. All Milli Piyango vendors