Swede notches massive 'dream' lotto win
Published: 19 Jun 2011 11:21 GMT+02:00
Updated: 19 Jun 2011 11:21 GMT+02:00
A lottery player from western Sweden is set to receive a payday of more than 105 million kronor ($16 million), Swedish lottery officials announced on Saturday.
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The Drömvinsten ('Dream Prize') winning lottery series was filed Friday at the aptly named Milijooonbutiken Dirketen in Borås.
The winner spent a modest 40 kronor to play the odds and will now go home with an extra 105,315,432 kronor.
This is the second time this year a lucky win has been cashed in by Drömvinsten.
In February, a winner in Helsingborg collected almost 124 million kronor.
“It's amazing that Drömvinsten once again pays out. And we are glad that it is played with playing cards this time, which is a security for the winner,” Pierre Jonsson, the Winner Ambassador for Svenska Spel, Sweden’s state gambling monopoly, said in a statement.
The winner played with a surveillance game card, and can thus be contacted and congratulated by Jonsson.
“We have a history in Drömvinsten of not knowing who played, and we still have a tenth of a Drömvinsten win that has not been picked up in Huskvarna, a win that came out almost a year ago,” said Jonsson.
Had the winner not had two right on the Joker, in addition to winning the regular lottery line, profits would have "only" hit 1,121,804 kronor.
“We are searching for the person who turned in the ticket. Maybe he played himself and just became a multi-millionaire, or maybe profits will be shared by multiple people. We do not yet know,” said Jonsson.
Top earnings from the game were recorded last year as another Helsingborg winner took home almost 215 million kronor.
Drömvinsten requires hitting up to seven right on the lottery ticket and two right on the Joker.
Earnings start at 75 million kronor and grow one to two million kronor per week until someone wins. There is currently no limit to the wins. The games was introduced in 2005.
This weekend’s lucky winning lottery line is: 5, 14, 16, 24, 25, 30, 34 and Joker Number: 5028020.