The lucky lady won 8.8 million kr (€913,068) in the latest draw on Wednesday 22nd August. She was the only player from any of the nine participating countries to win in the second tier, after matching all six main numbers - 2, 11, 14, 19, 37 and 39.
The Viking number was 6, and nobody was able to match all six main balls plus the Viking number to pocket the jackpot of €7.2 million. The big winner from Bømlo was nevertheless delighted to discover her good fortune when contacted by Norwegian lottery operator Norsk Tipping straight after the draw.
“I have won 8.8 million,” was her first reaction upon being called, but she was speaking to her husband and not the person on the other end of the telephone. “I’m totally shocked. It is completely unbelievable. Wait here, I need to turn on the speaker. My husband thinks I’m kidding.”
When she managed to compose herself, the woman explained that she had bought the ticket from Spar Haukeli in Telemark while she was on her way for a hike. She added that she planned to share her money with her family. “Thank you. This is amazing,” said the 70-year-old.
Apart from the lucky Norwegian, there were over 267,000 other prizes given away on an exciting night. Go to the Vikinglotto Results page to see a full prize breakdown, including the number of winners from each country.
All nine nations contribute to the top two prizes, giving you the chance to win some massive payouts in every draw. The jackpot starts at a minimum of €3 million and receives €0.110 from every line of numbers purchased. The second tier receives €0.018 from every line, and also grows from one draw to the next every time it is not won.
Once the prize money has been shared between the top two tiers, each lottery operator allocates the remaining funds at a national level. The prize divisions are therefore different in each country, so how you can win depends on where you are playing the game. Go to the Prizes page to learn more information.
The jackpot can grow up to a maximum of €35 million, and currently stands at €9 million following the latest rollover. If you want to try and get your hands on the top prize, you can go to an authorised retailer or play online. Good luck!