With no ticket holder able to claim last Friday’s jackpot of €70.5 million, the prize pool continued to grow and now Eurojackpot enthusiasts are faced with the second-largest pot since the lottery’s debut back in March 2012. The total on offer has surpassed the €76.7 million jackpot claimed by a German player on the 25th of March this year and is now sneaking up on the jackpot cap. Any potential winner of this week’s top prize would also have the honour of becoming the seventh winner since the start of the year and the 34th jackpot winner overall. Fine statistics indeed, but no doubt the only digits that will matter to any Eurojackpot fan will be the €82 million that could be nestled nicely in their bank account after the weekend.
The game notably has a jackpot cap of €90 million, a total that has been reached just once before. The jackpot remained at its maximum level for one week until a player from the Czech Republic successfully matched all five main numbers and both Euro numbers on 15th May 2015 to claim the mammoth prize. Should this week’s sizeable sum roll over just once more, then the record set that day will certainly be equalled. The jackpot cap also spells success for those players who find themselves able to only match a select few of the drawn numbers, as any excess money that would have been added to the top prize tumbles down the prize tiers. In that same draw on the 15th of May last year, three lucky ticket holders matched five main numbers and one Euro number to win €7.6 million each, as ticket sales further boosted the prize pot for that tier.
There is no doubt that this colossal prize would prove life-changing for any player who could match the entire winning line. To be in with a chance of celebrating a an enormous windfall this Friday, Eurojackpot tickets are available to buy online from around the globe or from any authorised retailer in any of the 17 participating nations. Best of luck!