Eurojackpot Winner Sets New Norwegian Record
Eurojackpot’s top prize was won in Norway on Friday night, with a single ticket holder matching all the numbers. The jackpot was worth more than €44 million (485 million kr), making it the largest payout ever seen in Norwegian lottery history.
The winning numbers on Friday 26th June were 14, 16, 32, 34 and 47, plus Euro numbers 7 and 9. There were more than 950,000 winning tickets across the 18 participating countries. Take a look at the Eurojackpot Results page to see a full prize breakdown.
The winner has already been tracked down by Norwegian lottery operator Norsk Tipping. He was a registered player, so they were able to contact him by telephone straight after the draw.
“I’m happy and numb,” said the man, who has opted to remain anonymous. Norsk Tipping’s Pie-Christine Skagsoset Norseng added: “I talked to the winner on Friday night and Saturday. The most important thing for us is to make sure he gets the follow-up he needs. No doubt this was special.”
Norsk Tipping provides support for all winners, including free financial and legal advice,so that new millionaires can get accustomed to their wealth.
There has never been a bigger winner in Norway than Friday’s lucky ticket holder. The previous record was set just last year, when a player landed 443 million kr (€44 million) in September 2019.
Big Wins in 2020
Prior to Friday’s big giveaway, the jackpot had been rising since 29th May, when it was last won by an Italian player who pocketed €33 million.
The jackpot has also reached its €90 million maximum on two occasions since the start of the year. A player from North Rhine-Westphalia scooped this prize in February, before another German ticket holder equalled the record at the start of May.
The jackpot will now reset to €10 million for the next draw on Friday 3rd July. You can enjoy the game online or by visiting an authorised retailer in any of the participating countries.
Article Last Updated: Monday 29th June 2020 at 9:38 AM