Eurojackpot Excitement Ahead of Second-Biggest Jackpot of 2016
Eurojackpot tickets are being eagerly snapped up across the 17 participating nations and beyond as the jackpot hits €58 million, the second largest amount this year. The top prize has now rolled eight times since a Finnish ticket holder scooped €10 million on Friday 13th May, passing the €49.6 million a German player banked on New Year’s Day. The year’s top payout came on Friday 25th March, when another German participant matched all five main numbers and two Euro numbers to claim €76.7 million.
Any player pocketing the full amount in Friday’s Eurojackpot draw would become the game’s fifth-largest winner since it was launched in 2012. The biggest award ever paid out went to a Czech player who bagged €90 million on 15th May 2015. Sazka, the country’s lottery operator, described him as a middle-aged man who wished to remain anonymous, noting that he arrived at lottery headquarters, presented his winning ticket, asked for a portion in cash and left in a hurry to catch a train.
Eurojackpot currently boasts the third-biggest jackpot in Europe behind Italy’s SuperEnalotto, which has reached €107.9 million following almost a year of rollovers, and Spain's €59.5 million La Primitiva. However, joining in on the big-money fun isn’t limited to citizens of the countries in which Eurojackpot tickets are sold. You could be banking an eight-figure windfall by playing through an online lottery concierge service that will take your order, buy official tickets in one of the participating jurisdictions and upload scans to your player account. You will receive smaller prizes instantly and the service will guide you through the process for picking up major awards, potentially arranging a visit to the country in which the entry was bought to claim the cash in person.
See the Play Eurojackpot page for more details on how to get involved and potentially stake a claim for the bounty, wherever you live in the world. Make sure you check the Eurojackpot Results page soon after the draw takes place in Helsinki on Friday night to see if you are a brand new millionaire!