Germany is credited with developing
spiel. Introduced in 1975, it is essentially an on-line
revival of the draw game, an overlay game played in conjunction with lotto.
Players are given the option , after entering another game, to enter the spiel
game for an additional wager. Then, depending on whether the game is on or
off-line, the player is assigned a series of numbers by computer, or a
pre-printed number on the ticket is activated, making the player eligible for a
First prizes, generally fixed amounts (though some are
parimutuel and some jackpot), are awarded for matching all numbers in order.
Prizes are also awarded for matching some but not all numbers, though they must
be in the order drawn.
Spiel games are offered throughout Canada, by many
European lotteries, and by Australia's
NSW Lottery Corp. (Lotto
Strike). Two spiel games are offered by United States lotteries in
New Jersey Pick 6 lotto has
a spiel type feature in which each player receipt is assigned a number, making
the player eligible for an additional draw.
SOURCE: The Whole World Lottery