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Northern Norway punter wins record NOK 216 million plus. A Troms County man in his 60s went into the history books for the biggest-ever lottery prize in Norway to date, Wednesday. The lucky winner, who had reportedly been playing the same numbers for years, has apparently never really had much spare money. Lottery organiser Norsk Tipping also said he told them he was frustrated others who did not seem to need it won.

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Northern Norway punter wins record NOK 216 million plus

Published on Thursday, 16th May, 2013 at 08:02 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 16th May 2013 at 08:58.

A Troms County man in his 60s went into the history books for the biggest-ever lottery prize in Norway to date, Wednesday.

Lottery balls (illustration photo)
Lottery balls (illustration photo)
Photo: Askham Design/IStockphoto


The lucky winner, who had reportedly been playing the same numbers for years, has apparently never really had much spare money.

Lottery organiser Norsk Tipping also said he told them he was frustrated others who did not seem to need it won.

His luck changed for the better yesterday evening, however, after the magic Viking Lotto six-number row was drawn.

The man can now look forward to NOK 216,125,520 (over USD 36.94 million/GBP 24.26 million/EUR 28.69 million).

Norsk Tipping communications advisor Ingrid Roterud Mathisen said the winner’s wife was following the programme on TV when the correctly-numbered balls came out of the machine.

“I was outside doing something when my wife shouted to me she had butterflies in her stomach,” the overjoyed 66-year-old man told the company, according to the press release .

“All our worries were gone after we’d won, it’s phenomenal. We had only just decided against going on to the sun in southern Europe because of the cost, but now there’ll certainly be a holiday trip and much more,” he added.

What are the chances of winning this amount of money?

"They’re 1 in 12,000,000 for the top NOK 6 million (about USD 100k/GBP 674k/EUR 797k)”, Mrs Mathisen told The Foreigner, “but it’s about 1 in 98,000,000 for this prize size."

Wednesday’s win beats January 2012’s previous record of NOK 63 million (roughly USD 10.76 million/GBP 7 million/EUR 8.3 million) set by a man in Hordaland County, western Norway.




Published on Thursday, 16th May, 2013 at 08:02 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 16th May 2013 at 08:58.

This post has the following tags: norwaylottery, lotterywinnorway, cash.





  
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