Sweden Lotto

Sweden Lotto

Cash in big with the Sweden Lotto!

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General History

The Sweden Lotto is the culmination of a variety of lotteries held in Sweden which were eventually used to create the lottery that is played today.  The very first official lottery in Sweden was introduced in 1896 and was called Lotteriexpeditionen. 

The following year, the name of this lottery was changed to Penninglotteriet.  The Swedish Lotto has always been owned by Sweden but it has been operated by a number of different entities over the years. 

In 1943, Tipsjanst was founded by Sweden and was to become the primary organizer of lotteries and other games in the country.  This company teamed up with Svenska Spel in 1980 and together they re-opened the Swedish Lotto.   

Lottery Schedule

The draws for this lottery are held twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. 

How to Play

To play the Sweden Lotto, players need to choose 7 numbers between 1 and 35.  Bonus numbers are not chosen by players but they are used to determine the winner of the second prize.  Two sets of winning numbers are drawn. These give players more chances to win a prize.  To win the Swedish Lotto, players need to correctly match all 7 numbers that are chosen no matter what the bonus numbers are. 

Lottery Age Limit

You have to be at least 18 years of age or older to play the Sweden Lotto.   

Participating Countries

The following countries participate in Sweden Lotto: Sweden

Prize Structure

There are a total of 5 prizes that can be won in the Sweden Lotto – this includes the jackpot prize.  The following is the prize structure of this lottery:

  • 1st place prize: Match all 7 numbers
  • 2nd place prize: Match 6 numbers plus the bonus number
  • 3rd place prize: Match 6 numbers
  • 4th place prize: Match 5 numbers
  • 5th place prize: Match 4 numbers

Grand Prize

The jackpot for the Sweden Lotto will grow until it is won.


Players will win the jackpot for the Sweden Lotto by matching all 7 numbers that are drawn. 

Notable Wins

There have been many winners of the Sweden Lotto with the biggest prize being SEK144 million which was about US$21 million back in 2005. 

Distribution of Revenue

The jackpot will roll over to the next draw if it is not won.  This lottery is completely tax free and winners will receive their payouts in cash.  Some of the profits from this lottery are used for various services and programs in Sweden. 

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