A very emotional year for 27 new Swiss millionaires
In 2019, more than 1 million CHF was awarded to 27 Swiss players each. This was a very bountiful year and has created increased interest among new bettors. Check out CasinosNews for a look back at the year of jackpots!
The Swiss Lotto has created 24 new Swiss millionaires
Since its creation in 1970, the Swiss Lotto has continuously excited players. And 2019 was a banner year, where 24 lucky people won astronomical gains with the Swiss Lotto: 5 won a jackpot of several million Swiss francs; 16 participants also won a neat 1 million CHF after selecting 6 correct numbers; and thanks to the joker (an added game in the Swiss Lotto), 3 other players received massive winnings.
In April 2019, more than 35 million CHF was won, which, of course, made an impact on Swiss Lotto news. In total, more than 190 million CHF were distributed to the lucky winners in 2019.
2020: a long awaited year for Swiss Lotto players
2020 is the 50th anniversary of the Swiss Lotto (originally “Swiss Lottery by the Numbers”). Since its inception, the lottery has undergone major changes. But gambling fans are still crazy about it despite new players into the gambling arena, such as iGaming, etc. The anniversary will be celebrated with massive Jackpots that will bring in huge scores of players. Loterie Romande stated in a press release on January 9, 2020:
“In 2020, the Lotto, formerly called the” Swiss Lottery by the Numbers,” will celebrate its 50th anniversary. Promos will be offered to players over the course of the year to thank them for their loyalty. A birthday celebration you can’t miss!”
Without a doubt, the year 2020 will certainly be full of exciting announcements for Swiss Lotto. And CasinosNews will keep you up-to-date in real time.
3 Euromillions winners in 2019
In 2019, there were also 3 Swiss Euromillions winners in addition to the 24 other winners. Although they didn’t win the main jackpot, the did receive 7 digit wins. So that makes 27 new millionaires in the “land of chocolate.”
Since 2005, Euromillions has awarded 55 Swiss people more than 1 million CHF each. In 2018, one lucky person received a record 183.9 million CHF.
Lately, there have been rumors that Euromillions wants to surprise players with an even more massive sum. But these rumors have yet to be confirmed by Loterie Romande. But since the slight decrease in the European interest in the lottery during 2019, it is possible there may be a forthcoming announcement or several changes that could revitalize the European lottery. Follow CasinosNews as we keep track of all new press releases and keep you informed!
Reminder: earnings over 1 million CHF
Since January 1, 2019, there have always been rules and regulations related to Swiss Lottery winnings. Winnings under 1 million CHF are non-taxable, whereas higher amounts are reviewed by the state. To find out more, please consult the CFMJ official website, where you will find all the legalities associated with gambling.