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How lottery and pools wins are taxed

Gambling winnings in Switzerland and abroad are taxable in all cantons. This includes wins from sports bets (pools). The lottery organisers retain 35 % of the money won in the form of anticipatory tax and transfer this amount to the Federal Tax Administration. This can be reclaimed when you correctly declare your win in your tax return.

The rate at which winnings are taxed depends on your canton of residence.

How lottery and pools wins are taxed