Vikinglotto Biggest Winners Stories
Vikinglotto's largest jackpot in history has won a prize of 44 million euros. In 2016, two winning lottery tickets were allocated. In 2017, the jackpot limit of 35 million euros was introduced, which means that the record amount is unlikely to be exceeded. Once the jackpot reaches this limit, any additional funds from ticket sales will be transferred to the bonus level below, which is also capped at 35 million euros.
Top 5 Biggest Vikinglotto Winners
€44,262,542 - Aug 2016
Before the introduction of the jackpot limit, two lottery tickets (one from Norway and one from Denmark) were assigned the highest prize in the history of the lottery. Both match the six major Vikinglotto numbers and international lucky numbers, each earning 22 million euros. The Norwegian lottery, owned by a 10-person cooperative bank, is also matched with the Norwegian lucky number to win an additional SEK 100 million (€10 million). In 2017, the lucky number pot was replaced by Viking numbers.
€35,367,365 - Nov 2017
In November 2017, a woman from Oslo won the second largest prize in Viking Loto's history and the third largest lottery prize in Norway. Since June 14th of that year, no one has won a jackpot, so the jackpot has accumulated for nearly six months.
€33,251,902 - Apr 2018
A Norwegian man is the only winner of the third-largest prize in the history of lottery, but he told the provider of Norsk Tipping that he vowed to continue working despite the unexpected windfall.
€28,528,569 - May 2013
A man from Troms, Norway, matched all six major figures, the International Lucky Digital Pool and the Norwegian Lucky Digital Pool. The jackpot will be the record amount won by the single lottery ticket for nearly four and a half years.
€24,165,351 - Apr 2017
A cooperative bank of ten Norwegian players will take away 2 million euros each. The winners came from all over the country, from Trondheim to Akershus, but they entered the Internet separately and did not know each other.
€15,563,034 - Nov 2012
Two tickets - one bought from a gas station in Helsinki, Finland, and one from Denmark - both matched all six numbers to take home over €7.5 million each.
€8,521,061 - Aug 2013
In 2013, a Danish ticket holder became the second-biggest lottery winner in the country’s history after landing the jackpot in the Onsdags Lotto (later renamed Vikinglotto). This is the biggest Vikinglotto jackpot win ever claimed outside of Norway.
€7,495,511 - May 2014
Another Finnish winner, this one from Suomussalmi, landed just under €7.5 million to become the country's biggest single jackpot winner.
€7,425,449 - Jun 2017
Won by a single ticket holder from Denmark. The ticket was bought from a Golden Baker store in Vordingborg, and was the eighth-biggest lottery win in Denmark’s history at the time.
€6,810,395 - Oct 2013
This jackpot was also won by a single ticket holder from Denmark. At the time, this was the fourth-biggest lottery win in the country’s history. The winning ticket was bought online through Danish lottery provider Danske Spil.
Daan’s Former Life
Daan was a teacher at one of Arendal’s elementary schools. By the time he had played his first Viking lotto, he was 35 years old and a father of two beautiful daughters. His wife had died 5 years ago, and he was a single parent and a working man. The teacher’s salary was really low, and he could barely afford his life and his daughters’ well-being.
Daan, as he confessed a couple of years later, never believed in these games. Therefore, he had never played before. His older brother though was a real fan of Viking lotto and played a small amount on a weekly basis. Until one day he won a small prize of € 2.000. Thrilled as he was, he came straight to his younger brother to share the happy news.
Daan’s Way to Win
Though he never believed in those games, after his brother winning he decided to play a small amount and 3 different Viking lotto tickets. Daan created an account, so as to be able to play Viking lotto online. He filled one ticket, and the other two were filled by his two daughters.
Daan’s older daughter’s ticket was the winning Viking lotto ticket! With the prize, Daan managed to buy his own house and is now confident to provide a prosperous future to his children. Daan has never stopped working at the elementary school, as this has been the way for him to stay focused. He has helped many friends and family members reach out their own, personal goals.