Svenska Spel Sees a Drop in Big Prize Winnings

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Swedish lottery group Svenska Spel has announced that they paid out less prizes in excess of SEK 1 million last year, due largely to two huge wins on the Drömvinsten drawing the year prior.

The lottery paid out 255 prizes in excess of SEK 1 million, which is down 9.9% from the year prior. There were SEK 1.28 billion in prizes paid out, which is also down 8.5% from the year prior. The Drömvinsten was big in 2018, as the numbers of million krona prize winners was inflated by this draw.

This year the Lottery 1 draw produced 75 prizes in excess of SEK 1 million last year, while the Euro Jackpot saw 19 prizes worth at least SEK 1 million. The prize money from that lottery generated prizes of SEK 647.7 million within the country.

111 prizes over SEK 1 million were generated by scratch lottery tickets, with SEK 247.7 million paid out during the year.

Speaking about the prizes Svenska Spel ambassador Pierre Jonsson noted: "It is a nice year of winning that we can now sum up for our number games and lotteries. Last year's jewel in the crown was obviously Sweden's biggest game win of all time."

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