Finland Sets New EuroJackpot Record

Finland set a brand new record for the biggest jackpot ever won in a EuroJackpot game by landing a prize worth €57,275,841 with a single ticket on Friday 4th April, 2014. The previous record, which had been established by Germany on Friday 12th April, 2013, had stood at €46,079,338, and the new record means that Finland has now won three of the ten biggest jackpots since the game began. 

Finland Sets New EuroJackpot Record

EuroJackpot is far younger than Europe's other multinational lottery game, EuroMillions, and was launched in March 2012. There is just one draw each week, and the base jackpot figure is €10 million. The jackpot can roll over when there is no ticket matching all seven of the numbers drawn, and repeated rollovers can help jackpots climb to as much as €90 million. In this most recent case, the jackpot had rolled over eleven times in a row, but we are fairly confident that the winner will think their prize well worth waiting for.

There have now been eight jackpots landed in this game that have been worth in excess of €20 million, and three of those have been worth more than €40 million. The €90 million maximum jackpot clause means that EuroJackpot will never be able to better the biggest jackpot won in the EuroMillions game (€190 million, which was won in August 2012 by one ticket in the UK), but it certainly has room to close the gap between its current record and the maximum jackpot allowed. How long it will take for that to happen remains to be seen.

The good news for EuroJackpot fans in general is that every new record set by the game will help to strengthen its popularity and attract new players, and that should translate to bigger prize pools and jackpots that grow faster when they roll. The sequence of eleven rollovers that has just ended created a jackpot worth €57 million, but the next time the jackpot rolls over that many times the jackpot could be worth €60 million, €65 million or even more, so fans of the game will be watching it with interest.

We congratulate the lucky player in Finland who is now the proud owner of a EuroJackpot record as well as a €57 million fortune, and we wish the best of luck to those who will be trying to win big in the next game. The top prize this Friday 11th April will be worth €10 million, and you can find more information about the game by visiting the EuroJackpot page over at Euro-Millions.com.

Written by Lottie McDonald

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