The winning numbers last night were 8, 9, 15, 22, 31 and 32, along with the Viking Ball 2. There were 363,497 prizes given away in total, but only one ticket matched the full winning line, bringing an end to a run of 11 rollovers stretching back to 19th December.
The winner played online and immediately checked the results on her computer, but she was still in a state of shock when a Norsk Tipping employee phoned her to confirm the news. “This can’t be true,” she said. “It’s so much money. I can’t believe this to be true.”
Adding that she couldn’t have dreamt of winning such a large prize, the woman said she did not know at this stage how she would spend the money. She will receive advice and support from Norsk Tipping in the weeks and months to come, just like anyone who wins a prize of more than 2 million kr in Norway.
“It can probably feel both fantastic and quite overwhelming to win a cash prize at this level. Therefore, we ensure that the winner is thoroughly taken care of and it receives solid financial and legal guidance. We simply equip the winner to handle so much money,” said Pernille Storholm Skaret from Norsk Tipping’s team of winners’ advisors.
More Success For Norway
Another woman from Oslo also won 2.6 million kr (€275,417) after matching all six main numbers without the Viking Ball. She was the only player from any of the nine participating nations in the Match 6 category, and was delighted when she spoke to Norsk Tipping after the draw.
“I play in the hope of winning, but I never thought I’d be a millionaire,” said the woman, 27. “Maybe now I can buy my own home. One thing is for sure, I’ll at least replace the windscreen wipers on my car.”
Norway dominates the list of the biggest winners in the history of Vikinglotto, but the latest win was only half the size of the largest jackpot in history. Two players - one from Norway and one from Denmark - split €44 million in August 2016.
The jackpot will now reset to €3 million for the next draw. You can take part online or visit an authorised retailer in any of the participating countries. Good luck.