Friday’s draw offered colossal prize opportunities after reaching its jackpot cap of €90 million in the previous draw and not being won. The lure of the huge jackpot, plus the fact that additional funds were added to the prize pot for the second tier, fuelled a surge of ticket sales and unprecedented levels of success.
The numbers drawn were 7, 14, 23, 27 and 35 with Euro numbers 3 and 5, and the €90 million jackpot was shared between three participants from Germany, one from Denmark and one from the Netherlands. The German players bought their tickets in Berlin, Hesse and Lower Saxony, and have been congratulated by chairman of the Eurojackpot co-operation Andreas Kotter.
Kotter said: “With this big win in the first draw of 2017, a great new year awaits our new multimillionaires. This was a remarkable draw: Not only did the jackpot reach the maximum amount for the third time. For the first time since the start of the lottery in March 2012, the jackpot was hit simultaneously by several players.”
As well as the jackpot winners, there were also an astonishing 35 players in the second tier who matched five main numbers plus one Euro number to share a prize pot of €20.8 million. Of the lucky 35 ticket holders, 25 of them came from Germany, with each player pocketing €596,446.
There were over 1.7 million winners in total across the 12 prize tiers, making it one of the most memorable draws ever on Eurojackpot. The jackpot has only climbed to its €90 million cap on two previous occasions, and the latest success makes it a great start to 2017 for the game. The top prize will now reset to €10 million for the next draw, giving players another great opportunity to get involved.