Another German participant received the year’s most bountiful payout when they matched all five main numbers and two Euro numbers to bank €76.7 million on Friday 25th March. The ticket holder purchased their entry in Nordrhein-Westfalen and claimed the largest lottery prize ever won by a German player. The record Eurojackpot win remains the €90 million pocketed by a Czech citizen on Friday 15th May 2015. The game had hit its jackpot cap at that point, after which the top prize no longer grows, but the cash that would have been added to it from ticket sales is used to boost the prizes on offer in the next winning tier.
There are 17 participating Eurojackpot nations who battle it out every Friday night to win jackpots that begin at €10 million and can rise to even greater amounts due to rollovers. Draws take place in Helsinki, Finland and the hosts sit second in the list of countries who have produced the most jackpot winners. Ten tickets bought in Finland have tasted Eurojackpot success, three fewer than Germany, but significantly ahead of Denmark and Slovenia in joint third with two winners apiece.
Players must match five main numbers from 50 and two Euro numbers from a pool of 1 to 10 in order to claim the jackpot. You can find more details on the game at the dedicated Eurojackpot page.
If you would like a shot at winning Europe’s second-largest jackpot, behind the €106.8 million on offer tonight in Italy’s SuperEnalotto, you can buy Eurojackpot tickets online or from retailers in any of the participating countries. Good luck!