In 2010, 35 people became millionaires in Switzerland after winning either on Swiss Lotto or on Euro Millions from Swisslos and the Loterie Romande.
In all, 31 people won a seven-figure sum on Swiss Lotto, with four winning millions of francs on Euro Millions, Swisslos said on Wednesday.
The last payouts of the year went to somebody from French-speaking Switzerland – SFr2.5 million ($2.6 million) on December 24 – and a winner from the German-speaking part on New Year’s Eve (SFr8.1 million).
Euro Millions saw a lucky player winning SFr83.9 million, the second highest payment ever. The highest was SFr99 million in 2005.
The cross-cantonal Swisslos lottery is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. The revenue passes via cantonal lottery and sports funds to cultural, sports and social organisations.
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