FAQs - opap.gr
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
- Draw Process
How do winning numbers get generated?
The winning numbers of each draw are generated by a random number generation (RNG) system developed by the Institute of Computer Technology and Publications (ITYE) of the University of Patras, on behalf of OPAP.
How can I claim my winnings?
Winnings are paid either through OPAP stores, after presenting the winning ticket, or by authorized banks, following the procedures established by OPAP S.A.
Note: Tickets who are lost, destroyed, altered or in any other case, cannot be validated and retrieved from the Central Processing System, are not valid and are not entitled to any prizes or any other claim for compensation by OPAP S.A.
Is there any tax on my winnings?
There is a progressive tax applying to the winnings of each slip per draw*, according to the following tax scale:
• winnings up to 100€ - Tax-free
• winnings: 100,01€ to 200€ - Tax rate: 2,5% (on the amount exceeding 100€)
• winnings: 200,01€ to 500€ - Tax rate: 5,0% (on the amount exceeding 200€)
• winnings: 500,01€ to 2.500€ - Tax rate: 10,0% (on the amount exceeding 500€)
• winnings over 2.500€ - Tax rate: 20,0% (on the amount exceeding 2.500€)
*Regardless of the number of draws each slip participates in, the tax applies on the net winnings resulting from each draw separately, after subtracting the cost of the slip for the corresponding draw respectively.
Note: After a period of 3 months from the winning column draw, any prize claim is void.
How can I request a winnings certificate?
Winnings certificate (for both OPAP S.A. and Hellenic Lotteries S.A.) is issued upon request.
The submission process can be completed through our website. For more information you can visit winningscertificates.opap.gr