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The main lottery prize fails to materialize – New jackpot 48 million

Updated at 10 Feb 2024 6:41 pm

Nobody hit the Swiss Lotto jackpot of 43.5 million francs on Saturday. This will increase to 48 million francs for the next draw. This brings the record sum paid out so far within reach.

This amounted to around 48.6 million francs and dates back to 2014. However, the highest jackpot in Swiss Lotto is still a long way off. In December 2016, 70 million francs had been accumulated.

With the numbers 17, 20, 32, 35, 36, 42 and the lucky number 2, there was not even a new Lotto millionaire with six correct numbers and the lucky number, as Swisslos announced on Saturday evening. The highest prize amounted to 8084.10 francs for five correct numbers and the lucky number. 26 people picked five correct numbers.

Swisslos assumed in advance that around 750,000 people would try their luck in Saturday's draw. That is three times the number of participants in a "normal" draw. The jackpot has remained untouched since August 26, 2023 and thus for 47 draws

In contrast to the Euro Millions game, there is no limit to the jackpot in Swiss Lotto. However, the Swiss lottery is also not designed for such high prizes as the European lottery. In Swiss Lotto, the odds of winning are higher. It is 1 in 31 million, with Euro Millions the chance is 1 in 136 million.

This means that it is more likely to be struck by lightning than to win the lottery: The probability of being struck by lightning is 1 in 20 million.

According to its own figures, Swisslos has already made 1073 millionaires in its history, 868 of them in the lottery. There have been three lottery millionaires this year.

©Keystone/SDA

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