Finnish Player Scoops Huge EuroJackpot Prize

A lucky ticket holder from Finland has pocketed €38.8 million on EuroJackpot after matching all five main numbers plus both Euro Numbers in Friday night’s draw. There had previously been five rollovers in a row since the top prize was last won, also by a player from Finland, who snapped up a staggering €46.1 million on 24th July.

Finnish Player Scoops Huge EuroJackpot Prize

EuroJackpot draws take place every Friday night in Helsinki and there are always magnificent prizes up for grabs, with jackpots starting at €10 million. In a similar format to EuroMillions, participants pick five numbers from a pool of 50, plus an additional two Euro Numbers from 1 to 10. There are 12 prize tiers overall, so players land rewards for matching as few as two main numbers plus one Euro Number.

There are 16 participating countries across Europe and a ticket holder from the Czech Republic holds the record for scooping the biggest prize after winning earlier this year when the jackpot reached its maximum amount of €90 million on 15th May. When this ceiling is hit, any excess money in the pot for the top prize rolls down to the next winning tier, and in the record-breaking May 15th draw there were three players who matched five main numbers plus one Euro Number to split €22.9 million and each bag €7.6 million.

EuroJackpot is becoming increasingly popular due to the huge jackpots and exciting prize structure, and players can enter online around the world as well as by buying tickets in any of the countries taking part. A jackpot of €10 million will be on offer again this Friday and fans across the continent are sure to be rushing out to play in the hope of emulating Finland’s latest big winner.

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