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Swiss Lotto Biggest Winners: Where are they now?
Thanks to Swiss Lotto’s rollover jackpots—not to mention the good odds—many players have become millionaires over the years. Here are some of the biggest winners so far:
|CHF70.1 million||December 2016|
|CHF48.6 million||August 2014|
|CHF37.5 million||March 2010|
|CHF34.5 million||November 2013|
|CHF32.3 million||May 2013|
It is one of the oldest lotteries around, having been in the industry for more than three decades.
Swiss Lotto has helped fund thousands of projects across various areas, like sports, culture, environment, and more.
Swiss Lotto has produced more than 600 millionaires over the years. In 2016 alone, over 22 players won millions.
Some Winners' stories
Swiss Lotto prizes are provided in the form of a cash lump sum. Keep in mind that Switzerland does have lottery taxation regulations. The final sum you’ll receive is the prize minus the tax that will get withheld.
Prizes of up to 1,000 CHF are tax-free. The portion of the prize that goes above 1,000 CHF will be subjected to a 35 percent income tax.
Players have 26 weeks from the date of the drawing to make a prize claim. Any amount of up to 1,000 CHF can be requested at multiple locations throughout Switzerland. Larger sums come with a separate procedure and the amount (minus the tax deduction) will be deposited in a bank account provided by the player.
The biggest jackpot won till present day is 48.59 million CHF (49.91 million USD). This massive jackpot fell in the summer of 2014 and the lucky numbers that produced the biggest winner ever were 3, 4, 7, 21, 22 and 23 with a lucky number 2.
The second biggest jackpot was 35.78 million francs and it fell in 2010.
When it comes to additional Joker prizes, the biggest one ever was 5.88 million Francs and it was awarded in the final months of 2015. Joker prizes often exceed several million francs, adding a nice amount to the main prize tier (or even giving people that haven’t won the main prize some nice cash).
Swiss Lotto’s second prize tier is distributed among people that have the 6 main numbers correct. The prize is 1 million CHF and the odds of this happening are 1 in 6,294,943. This is the maximum prize if there’s only one winner. In the case of multiple winners, the million francs will be divided equally among those people. Getting 5 main numbers and a bonus number correct comes with odds of 1 in 145,716. The prize is 10,000 CHF.
Five correct numbers produce a prize of 1,000 CHF. Four correct numbers and a bonus number produce a prize of 150 CHF. The lowest prize tier is available for 3 correct main numbers. The award is 10 francs.
The overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 31. This is a pretty impressive number, especially when taking into consideration the fact that most of the tiers feature some pretty impressive sums.