Can Anyone Stop Germany’s Eurojackpot Dominance?
With Friday night’s Eurojackpot top prize reaching an estimated €15 million, players from across the continent will be praying that Lady Luck favours their playslip ahead of the draw. Some ticket holders may also be wondering whether the dominance of German players in the game will ever be stopped, as players from the other 16 participating nations eye the jackpot.
There is no doubting that when it comes to winning the top prize in Eurojackpot, German players reign supreme. The formidable country has claimed the jackpot an astonishing 21 times, 11 more than nearest rival Finland and 18 more that third place Denmark. In fact, only 22 jackpots have ever been claimed by non-German ticket holders, meaning that just less than 50 percent of all Eurojackpot winners have been from the western European nation.
Even when a jackpot has been won by multiple players, German ticket holders still manage to get in on the act. The most recent example of this occurred earlier this year when five players successfully landed a jackpot of €90 million. The sizeable sum had eluded ticket holders for ten weeks and had already hit the jackpot cap the previous Friday. The colossal prize was finally captured on the 6th of January, in the first draw of 2017, by players from Denmark, the Netherlands and three from Germany. That trio of wins followed on from what was a mightily impressive 2016 for the triumphant nation, as seven brand new jackpot illionaires were crowned in the space of 12 months.
This dominance has forced players residing in other Eurojackpot nations to go wanting. Ticket holders from Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway and Spain have just one win each, while players from Estonia, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia and Sweden are yet to experience the sweet taste of jackpot victory.
If you would like to be the lucky player to end this long line of German jackpot winners, or you’re a German resident who would like to add their name to the ever-increasing list of top prize winners, Eurojackpot tickets for Friday’s draw are available to buy online or from any authorised retailer in participating countries. Good luck!