Record Swedish lottery winner tracked down

The Swedish Lottery operator Svenska Spel has managed to find the winner of the highest lottery jackpot ever in Sweden. The lucky winner has won 214.6 million kronor (nearly $30million). The jackpot prize was won by matching all seven numbers plus two joker numbers in the Lotto Joker game from Svenska Spel.

The winner, who preferred to remain anonymous is a 50-60 year old male from Helsingborg in southern Sweden. Svenska Spel had apparently tried to contact the man since Saturday and finally managed to speak with him on Monday evening.

The man had been away on a trip with his wife and when they got back home they read in the newspaper that the lottery was looking for a winner in the Helsingborg area so they checked the numbers online and discovered their amazing win! “We lay down on the floor and tried to understand what had happened. Totally unbelievable,” the winner said.

The man who won has played the Lotto Joker game for the past six years and uses the same line of numbers every time.

He said that he and his wife will reduce their working hours and do other things apart from their jobs. He also wants to upgrade his seats at Rögle ice hockey and Helsingborg IF’s football matches.

The mammoth jackpot win for the man is the biggest in Sweden’s lottery by a big margin. It totally eclipses the previous record of 134.7million kronor won in May 2008.

Published: March 30, 2010

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