"The SwissLotto – Twice every week from SwissLos & Loterie Romande"
Current Jackpot CHF 12,200,000
All Switzerland Lotto games are organized and run by 2 separate lottery companies that were originally founded and established way back in August 1937.
Swisslos and Loterie Romande are responsible for the administration and the overseeing of every matter related to the Swiss Lottery and these in turn are governed by the cantonal laws and federal regulations that apply to each of the separate cantons that they represent.
Loterie Romande is in charge of Lotto Swiss – Loterie Suisse – games in all of the 6 French speaking cantons of Switzerland which are Vaud, Fribourg, Valais, Neuchâtel, Geneva and Jura.
SwissLos controls the organisation of the Swiss Lottery in the 19 German speaking Switzerland cantons which are Zürich, Bern, Lucerne, Uri, Schwyz, Obwalden, Nidwalden, Glarus, Solothurn, Thurgau, Basel-Stadt, Basel-Landschaft, Aargau, Schaffhausen, Zug, Appenzell Ausserrhoden, Appenzell Innerhoden, St.Gallen, Graubünden, plus the Italian speaking Ticino and Liechtenstein.
The range of games in the Switzerland Lottery portfolio include the Jass, Bingo, CLIX!, Sporttip which are offered by Swisslos – plus Loto Express, Magic 3, Magic 4 and Banco that are operated by Loterie Romande. Then we come to the two lottery games that are offered by both companies – the huge EuroMillions and the game that we will be looking at in great detail here – the Swiss Lotto...
The Swiss Lotto – Lotto Suisse – is a typical draw-style, jackpot lotto game & is the premier in-house lottery that is offered by SwissLos in the German speaking cantons of Switzerland and by Loterie Romande in the French speaking Swiss cantons.
The first draw of the SwissLotto occurred on January 10th 1970 when the lottery was first introduced by SwissLos plus Loterie Romande – in the beginning a smaller matrix of 6/40 was in use.
The Swiss Loto matrix was changed on April 1st 1986 to 6/45 & the additional Joker game was introduced on June 18th 1988.
Initially the Swiss Lotto was drawn only on a Saturday until the introduction of the Wednesday drawing on January 8th 1997.
The rePLAY free addition to the Swiss Lotto was brought in on March 10th 2007 and Swiss Lotto PLUS could be played from April 19th 2009 until it was then withdrawn on January 9th 2013.
The latest configuration of the Swiss Lotto game was introduced on January 10th 2013 and we hope you enjoy reading on further down the page to see excatly how it works and how you can play...
The Swiss Lotto uses a double matrix of 6/42 + 1/6 which means that firstly – the 6 main winning lottery numbers are drawn from a number range of 1 to 42.
This is followed by 1 Lucky Number which is then drawn from a number range of 1 to 6. In German speaking Switzerland with SwissLos – the Lucky Number is known as the Glückszahl & with Loterie Romande that operates in the French speaking areas of Switzerland it is referred to as the N° Chance.
So – when you play SwissLotto – you will first need to make your choice of 6 main numbers out of that number range from 1 to 42 followed by 1 Lucky Number out of a number range from 1 to 6.
Should you match all 6 of the main lotto numbers drawn plus the Lucky Number then you will have won the Swiss Lotto jackpot.
The Swiss Lotto jackpot commences at CHF 1,500,000 and will rollover – increasing in size each time it is not won until a winner is produced. There is no limit to how many times the jackpot can rollover which often leads to some massive top prize figures – the biggest to have been won so far being over CHF 70.1 MILLION.
A Quick Tip facility is available when you play Swiss Lotto – the same as the Lucky Dip option that is used when playing in the UK National Lottery and the EuroMillions or the Quick Pick used in nearly all USA Lottery games. This means you can ask the lottery retailer or computer to automatically select all of your SwissLoto numbers for you by using their own random number generator.
When playing a standard entry in the Swiss Lotto you must enter a minimum of 2 lines for which the price will be CHF 2.50 per line.
Joker is an add-on game you can participate in when you play Swiss Lotto to increase your win.
If you decide on playing Swiss Lotto with the Joker option – your lottery ticket will be printed with a separate 6 digit Joker number.
The aim is for the Joker number printed on your ticket to match as many of the last digits of the Joker number drawn as is possible – you will even win by successfully matching just the 2 final digits.
Should your Joker number match all 6 digits of the Joker number drawn – you will be the winner of the Swiss Lotto Joker jackpot.
The cost of adding the Joker option when you play Swiss Lotto is an extra CHF 2.00 – simply mark the 'Joker' box on your playslip.
rePLAY is another additional game from the Swiss Lotto that you will automatically play for free – each time you participate in the main Swiss Lottery draw.
On your Switzerland Lotto ticket there will be a separate single digit number printed from 1 to 13 – this is your rePLAY number.
Your rePLAY number is drawn twice each week directly after the main winning lotto numbers, Lucky number and Joker number.
If the rePLAY number that is printed on your Loterie Suisse ticket successfully matches the rePLAY number drawn – then you will immediately be awarded with a free Swiss Lotto Quick Tip entry.
There is no cost at all for participating in the rePLAY draw. It is effectively a free lottery entry that SwissLos & Loterie Romande give you when you are playing a standard game of Swiss Lotto.
As with the majority of lottery games around the world – in the past only residents living in Switzerland were permitted to participate in any Swiss Lotto games including the SwissLotto itself – you used to have to purchase your Switzeland Lotto tickets from an authorized retailer inside Switzerland.
Today though – this is not a problem as there are numerous fully authorised and genuine online lottery ticket sales companies such as MultiLotto and TheLotter that are available from which you can purchase your Loterie Suisse tickets from pretty much anywhere in the world wherever you may live.
is great news of course if you live outside of Switzerland and want to
play the Swiss Lottery – ensure your entry into the next draw or
simply want to have the ease and convenience of being able to buy lottery tickets online from your own home.
You will need to be a minimum of 18 years of age to be eligible to purchase a ticket for any of the Switzerland Lotto games including the Swiss Lotto. This applies to all players in both French speaking Switzerland with Loterie Romande and also all the Schweizer Lotto players in German speaking Switzerland cantons with SwissLos.
The Swiss Lotto is drawn by SwissLos & Loterie Romande twice every week on both Wednesdays at 7.00pm and on Saturdays at 5.00pm Swiss time.
There are various different ways that you can check on the most up to date Swiss Lotto Results & find out if you have become one of the lucky winners.
The Swiss Lotto Results will be broadcast on Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen – SRF1 – on draw nights, plus they will be displayed on Teletext page 161 & will be published in the national newspapers.
The official websites of both Loterie Romande – loro ch – plus SwissLos – swisslos ch – will also be displaying the very latest Swiss Lotto Results directly after every draw & you can return to Global Lottery Review at any time to check up on the most recent results plus any past Swiss Lotto Results that you wish to see.
The odds of winning something on the Swiss Lotto are very favourable when compared to many worldwide lotteries and with 8 different ways you can win – this means there’s lots of prizes to be won on the Lotto CH twice every week.
The odds of winning a Swiss Lotto jackpot by matching the 6 main numbers plus the Lucky Number are 1 in 31,474,716 – for these odds you could be one of the SwissLotto jackpot winners.
For a prize on the 2nd level and to win CHF 1 MILLION – your lotto odds are 1 in 6,294,943 for matching the 6 main numbers.
Your chances of winning a 3rd category prize are 1 in 145,716 for matching 5 main numbers plus the Lucky Number and odds for a 4th level prize are 1 in 29,143 for picking 5 of the main numbers.
For a 5th division prize – your odds of winning are 1 in 3,331 for matching 4 of the main numbers plus the Lucky Number whilst the odds of you winnng a 6th division prize are 1 in 666 for correctly selecting 4 of the main winning Switzerland Lotto numbers drawn.
For a prize on the 7th level – you have winning odds of 1 in 220 if you correctly select 3 of the main numbers plus the Lucky Number with the 8th and final prize level offering lottery odds of 1 in 44 for correctly matching just 3 of the main winning lotto numbers drawn.
The biggest Swiss Lotto jackpot to have been won to date has been a huge CHF 70.13 MILLION that was won on December 17th 2016 & shared by 3 lucky ticket holders who each received an equal CHF 23,376,695.30 winning share.
The 2nd largest SwissLotto jackpot won to date has been a huge CHF 48,598,076 won with numbers 3, 4, 7, 21, 22, 23 plus Lucky Number 2 on August 23rd 2014 by a lucky gentleman from Bern.
The 3rd biggest jackpot to have been won on the Swiss Lotto has been CHF 37,691,898 that was won on January 30th 2021.
The 4th largest Swiss Lotto jackpot to have been won to date has been the CHF 37,025,973,45 jackpot of May 20th 2017 which was won by the lucky holder of a single ticket. The Swiss Lotto results & winning numbers were 7, 14, 17, 23, 25, 38 & Lucky Number 5.
The 5th largest Swiss Lotto jackpot to have been won so far has been the CHF 35,788,873 won back on March 10th 2010 with the winning numbers 16, 20, 31, 34, 41, 43 plus Lucky Number of 1.
November 30th 2013 saw a jackpot of CHF 34,545,010 won on the Loterie Suisse – the 5th highest win to date and with winning numbers of 6, 17, 18, 22, 23, 26 plus a Lucky Number of 3 – and the 6th biggest is the CHF 32,333,251 jackpot won with numbers 2, 13, 17, 30, 34, 38 plus Lucky Number 1 on August 5th 2013.
If you become the lucky winner of a SwissLotto jackpot – you will be paid your lottery win in the form of a cash lump sum. All Lotto Suisse prizes are paid in cash including the Swiss Lotto.
You will have up to 26 weeks from the date of the drawing taking place to make your winning claim – after this time has passed your Swiss Lottery ticket will become invalid.
Any amount of up to CHF 1,000 that you have won on the Swiss Loto will be paid directly into your players' account which you can then transfer to your bank or post office account within 26 weeks.
All wins up to & including CHF 1 MILLION are completely tax free.
If you win anything above CHF 1 MILLION –the portion of the win over and above the initial CHF 1 MILLION will be subjected to the deduction of tax. Your winnings will be paid directly into your bank or post office account after the deduction of taxes has been made.
If you play lottery online however – whatever your win – these prize claim details will not be any concern for you because your lotto ticket sales company such as MultiLotto or TheLotter will take care of this and ensure you're paid promptly and directly.
Proceeds from Swiss Lottery games – including the Swiss Lotto / Loterie Suisse – go towards numerous good causes which affect the whole population of Switzerland with hundreds of thousands of people throughout the country benefiting both directly & indirectly.
All lottery profits generated by SwissLos are forwarded to the 20 different German speaking cantons in Switzerland which then use the money received to assist 12,000 charitable beneficiaries in the areas of social support, the environment, plus sport and culture.
Across French speaking Switzerland, Loterie Romande distribute 83.33% of all the proceeds gained from the ticket sales of Loterie Suisse games to each of the 6 cantons who then separately share that revenue received amongst thousands of non-profit institutions.
Areas that receive funding from Loterie Romande include social help and assistance for elderly people, youth development and education, plus health and disability, training and research, heritage conservation, culture, the environment and tourism.
A further 16.66% of Loterie Romande profits is channelled towards amateur and professional sports including the breeding of horses.
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