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Norwegian Ticket Holder Wins Vikinglotto Jackpot

Norwegian Ticket Holder Wins Vikinglotto Jackpot

A Vikinglotto player from Hedmark, Norway, could hardly believe his luck after finding out that he had won a jackpot worth over 70 million kr (€7.3 million). He discovered that he had a winning ticket shortly before receiving a phone call from Norsk Tipping to congratulate him on his incredible prize.

Single Winning Ticket

The winning numbers on 25th July were 20, 22, 25, 28, 43 and 44, plus Viking Ball 4, with over 282,000 winners overall. It was a night of success for all nine participating countries, with two separate tickets from Finland matching all six main numbers to take home €116,154 each.

However, the main celebrations were for the owner of the single jackpot-winning ticket. The 70 million kr winnings may be some way off the record 341.3 million kr Vikinglotto jackpot won by a Norwegian woman on 15th November 2017, but the Hedmark man has become the 13th-biggest winner in the history of Norwegian lotteries.

Visit our dedicated Results page for a full prize breakdown from the latest draw, and to find the winners from all the country’s individual draws.

“I can hardly believe it is true”

The winner has revealed he had checked his ticket shortly before receiving the telephone call from Norsk Tipping - Norway’s official lottery operator - to congratulate him on his win, so he already knew that he had won the jackpot.

He said: “I can hardly believe it is true. It is completely unbelievable! I had to check several times. This is completely wild and I may have to let it sink in a little.” The jackpot winner now has access to financial advisors, counsellors and other services which are provided to all Norsk Tipping lottery winners of over 2 million kr.

The top prize in Vikinglotto hadn’t been won since 27th June, when another Norwegian ticket holder matched all seven numbers to claim 199 million kr (€21 million), and this latest jackpot looks set to continue the winning feeling amongst the country’s lottery players for a little longer.

The Vikinglotto jackpot has now reset to an estimated €3 million for the next draw on Wednesday 1st August. You can follow in the footsteps of the latest winner by visiting an authorised ticket retailer to pick your numbers or by playing online. Best of luck!

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Last Updated Thursday 26 July, 2018 at 15:51
Published by Viking-Lotto.net
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