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Stockholm couple wins 80 million kronor jackpot

TT/The Local · 23 Jul 2010, 16:42

Published: 23 Jul 2010 16:42 GMT+02:00

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Since Wednesday, the agency has been busy tracking down the winners until Friday, when they were able to share the good news with the lucky couple that they had become multi-millionaires.

The windfall is the eleventh-largest so-called "dream prize" in Svenska Spel's history.

The dream payout came as a result of the winners choosing the seven correct numbers in the Lotto series and two right numbers in the Joker series. The odds of getting all seven numbers correct are one in 6,724,520, while the odds of winning at all, or getting at least four numbers correct, are 55 to one.

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The largest windfall ever paid out in Svenska Spel history was an amount of over 214.5 million kronor, which was distributed to a single winner in southern Skåne in March.

TT/The Local (news@thelocal.se)

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18:07 July 23, 2010 by countrysidedrive
Congratulations. Don't spent it all in one place. And if you don't have any family or freinds to share your new wealth. Give me a ring and you can adopt me.
18:14 July 23, 2010 by The Baldchemist
Well, I don't know who has won it but I won't be availible for the next few years. If you owe me money- forget it. Does one have to notify "folkbokföringen" about a move to Monacco?
23:37 July 23, 2010 by Swedesmith
After skatteverket takes out taxes, they might have enough left for a nice night out on the town.
08:53 July 24, 2010 by adnans
"Give me a ring and you can adopt me." hahaha... so funny....
14:21 July 24, 2010 by locaxy
This is news just to plug a sponsor of the site. Shameless.
14:43 July 24, 2010 by Streja
locaxy, hmm? It was all oevr the Swedish speaking news as well. Don't blame The Lcal for publishing the same as everyone else.
18:03 July 24, 2010 by silly t
@country sidedrive: are u telling ur parents they would have played lotto instead of ......bla bla bla?
18:10 July 24, 2010 by sve
Somebody tell me how this lotto works!! my hands are itchy for the jackpot.
18:57 July 24, 2010 by anniegother
@Swedesmith: pretty sure this is about the only non-taxed way to make money in Sweden-----keep it under your hat!
22:50 July 24, 2010 by browneyes10
First of all hearted Congratulations to this couple!

Secondly, I wish I could also win some amount and bring my top three (3) dreams into reality!
14:57 July 25, 2010 by "green Swede"
so yes or no? is the lottery taxed?????
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