About the Swiss Lotto
SwissLos Interkantonale Landeslotterie operates Swiss Lotto, and it’s the most popular lottery in Switzerland. Since its inception in 1970, the Swiss Lotto lottery has helped over 780 people become millionaires. Twenty-two people struck it rich in 2016 alone. It’s known as a fun, visually appealing game that offers players the opportunity to win massive prizes.
The Swiss Lotto has funded various projects over the past 50 years, spending more than CHF 6 billion on more than 12,000 charitable ventures in sports, culture, environment, charity, and social issues.
The lottery had experienced some past problems, including an embarrassing mistake when officials announced an incorrect winner. However, it still offers excellent prizes, high jackpots, and several opportunities to win. It’ll likely remain one of the most popular lotteries in the country for a long time to come.
Swiss Lotto FAQ
To participate in the lottery, you must be at least 18 years old and be a resident of one of the qualifying countries. You also need to be a member on the swisslos.ch website and have a balance of CHF 5.00 in your account.
Alternatively, you can purchase sealed printed tickets from approved SwissLoss retailers, but you'll be prohibited from playing if the company can’t confirm your numbers. Finally, you can enter by using the Swiss Lotto lottery app.
There have been many Swiss Lotto lottery winners, but the most significant win stands at a whopping CHF 48.59 million. On August 23, 2014, a single ticket won the jackpot.
There are two draws a week to determine the Swiss Lotto lottery results. They’re on Wednesdays at 7 pm, and on Saturdays at 5 pm, Swiss time, by SwissLos & Loterie Romande.
Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen (SRF1) broadcast the results of Swiss Lotto lottery draws. They’re published in the national newspapers and displayed on Teletext page 161. The easiest way to get the winning numbers would likely be to check the latest numbers on the SwissLos website.
During a draw, six numbers are chosen randomly along with one lucky number. All of your picks must be correct to win the jackpot. If you have six numbers right but don’t hit the lucky number, you’ll receive a share of CHF 1 million.
There are various combinations that award wins. However, these amounts are divided up between all the winners in that category and are not guaranteed.
The odds of picking the winning numbers and scoring the first prize jackpot are one in 31,474,716. The game is almost four times harder to win today than it was before 2013.
To claim any win under CHF 1,000, players can visit any approved retailer with their ticket. If there’s a problem verifying the ticket via a Swiss Lotto lottery ticket scanner and the online system, the prize is lost.
For any amount over CHF 1,000, you need to claim your win from the SwissLoss head office by producing your original entry ticket and identifying information. If you win more than CHF 1 million, it could withhold your money until after applying taxes.
If you won online, you’d receive your winnings into your account, subject to specific T&Cs.
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