It took lottery representatives less than half-an-hour to track down the lucky winner, but when the lottery rang fifty-year-old Ingrid Roterud Mathisen to give her the good news her words betrayed her shock at winning such a large prize.
"You fuck! You're lying!" she exclaimed. "It's completely unbelievable! I almost don't know what to say. I'm almost a bit afraid that I will wake up tomorrow to discover it was all just a dream."
Viking Lotto Drawings take place on Wednesdays. The first drawing was held in 1993 and play was restricted to the Scandinavian countries of Norway, Finland, Denmark, Iceland, and Sweden. Estonia joined the draw later on and the Viking Lotto unified Europe’s northern countries with a shared transnational lottery.