Eurojackpot Reaches €48 Million for Tonight’s Draw
Tonight’s Eurojackpot draw will offer up the third-largest jackpot of 2016, with an estimated top prize of €48 million available for any player who can match all five main numbers and two Euro numbers that will be drawn in Helsinki. The latest windfall sits just behind a €49.6 million prize won on the 1st of January by a player from Cologne, which is also eclipsed by the massive €76.7 million prize won by another player from North-Rhine Westphalia on Friday 25th March.
In this year alone, there have been six Eurojackpot winners, with scores of other players picking up six or even seven-figure prizes in the Match 5 + 1 category. Germany sits on top of the leaderboard for the most jackpot winners, with 13 tickets from the country scooping the top prize since the game started. In second place is Finland, which has seen ten jackpot winners. Denmark and Slovenia are tied in third place with two winners each, while Croatia, the Czech Republic, Italy, Norway and Spain have seen one jackpot winner each. The remaining countries - Estonia, Hungary, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Slovakia and Sweden - are yet to have a huge Eurojackpot prize grace their borders. All of that could change tonight if someone from those countries matches all the winning numbers tonight!
In comparison to other lottery games, your odds of winning the top prize on Eurojackpot are far more reasonable, coming in at 1 in 95,344,200. In comparison, the chances that you will win the German Lotto 6 aus 49 jackpot stand at 1 in 139,838,160, while you have a 1 in 116,531,800 shot at winning big on EuroMillions. Spare a thought for Italian lottery fans, whose chances of winning SuperEnalotto sit at 1 in 622,614,630.
If you’d like the chance to win an incredible sum of money and start your weekend as a millionaire, you can play Eurojackpot online or buy tickets from authorised retailers across any of the 17 participating countries. Don’t forget to check the latest results after the draw takes place this evening to see if you’ve become rich beyond your wildest dreams. Good luck!