When you play EuroMillions in Switzerland, you also receive automatic entry into Swiss Win, giving you an extra opportunity to pick up big prizes. Draws take place in Zurich every Tuesday and Friday evening, just before the main EuroMillions game.
How Swiss Win Works
The cost of playing Swiss Win is included in your EuroMillions ticket so to take part you just have to enter the main game in the normal way, by selecting five main numbers from 1 to 50 and two Lucky Stars between 1 and 12. These seven numbers will be entered into the EuroMillions draw, while your five main numbers (excluding the Lucky Stars) will also be entered into the Swiss Win draw on the same night.
A winning set of five numbers between 1 and 50 will then be randomly selected in the Swiss Win draw. If you match three, four or five of those numbers, you win a prize. It is not possible to play Swiss Win without entering EuroMillions, or vice versa.
Prizes and Odds of Winning
A EuroMillions entry costs CHF 3.50 per line, with CHF 3.00 going to EuroMillions and CHF 0.50 used for Swiss Win. Of the money allocated to Swiss Win, 50 percent goes to the prize pool. A percentage of this prize pool is then allocated to each of the three tiers.
The table below shows how much of the prize pool goes to each tier, along with the odds of matching three, four or five main numbers.
|Numbers Matched||Odds of Winning||% Allocated to Prize Tier|
|5||1 in 2,118,760||35%|
|4||1 in 9,417||22%|
|3||1 in 214||43%|
The value of the top prize varies from draw to draw depending on ticket sales, but if you match all five numbers you can sometimes win more than CHF 150,000.
The top prize does not roll over if there are no winning tickets. Instead, the money rolls down and is shared between players in the Match 4 category. The maximum prize for matching four numbers is CHF 950, and any winnings that cannot be shared with players in this tier will be diverted to the Match 3 category.
If you win a prize online, the money will be paid directly into your lottery account or your bank account, depending on how much you win. If you bought your ticket in-store, you must go to a retailer to claim prizes up to CHF 1,000, or the head office of either Swisslos or Loterie Romade for larger prizes. Find out more about Claiming Prizes in Switzerland.
The game is called Swiss Win by Loterie Romande, which operates EuroMillions in the French-speaking cantons of Switzerland. In the German-speaking cantons and the canton of Ticino, where EuroMillions is run by Swisslos, the game is known as 2nd Chance. It is played in the same way in all parts of the country.