The Swedish Lottery supports communities, projects and initiatives throughout the country. Every time you play a game, a portion of the money goes towards helping good causes. Find out how it is distributed.
Distribution of Revenue
Regardless of whether you play a draw game such as Lotto, a scratchcard like Triss or a football prediction game such as Stryktipset, the revenue raised is split a number of ways. A percentage is always allocated to the prize fund for each game, and the rest of the revenue goes to the following places:
- Remuneration to the state, i.e. Swedish Society
- Other operating expenses
- Salaries for employees
- Sports sponsorship
- Sports clubs (Grassroots)
- Scholarships in sports
More than 40 billion kr has also been delivered to Sweden’s state treasury since 2010, for distribution to good causes and charity schemes across the country by the Ministry of Finance.
Supporting Swedish sport has always been a cornerstone of the Lottery’s mission, ever since the first tips service was launched in 1934. There is investment at all levels, from developing young talent to supporting national teams.
Among the beneficiaries are the Swedish Football Association, the Swedish Ice Hockey Association, the Swedish Ski Association and the Swedish Olympic Committee. A collaboration with the Swedish Sports Confederation helps to get more children and young people exercising.
The main way that the Swedish Lottery supports charitable projects is through its innovative Grass Roots service, which allows players to have a big say on how the money for good causes is spent.
The Grass Roots scheme is allocated a fixed amount per year, 42 million kr, and a points system is used to determine how that amount is split between beneficiaries. All the projects are related to helping youth sports and grassroots sports organisations.
It is free for players to join the Grass Roots scheme. You then have to select which of the organisations you want to receive funding, from the featured projects. Every time you spend 1 kr on a Swedish Lottery game, your chosen organisation gets 10 points.
The more points a beneficiary receives from players, the more money they receive from the 40 million kr fund. In 2020, for example, there were 72 different sports that received funding. Football got the biggest share, with more than 20 million kr in total, but ice hockey, floorball, handball, bandy and riding all received at least 1 million kr. The AIK ice hockey team was the single biggest recipient.