German Player Wins €63 Million Jackpot
Eurojackpot’s top prize was won for the first time this year on Friday 8th February as a player from Germany pocketed €63 million. The jackpot had previously rolled over for five straight draws, but the lucky ticket holder matched all the numbers to become the biggest winner since November.
What Do We Know About The Winner?
The winner matched the numbers 5, 8, 21, 24 and 26, plus Euro numbers 4 and 5. They bought their ticket in the west German state of Rhineland-Palatinate, and now have three years to come forward and claim their prize.
Apart from the jackpot winner, there were four participants - one each from Germany, Sweden, Denmark and Finland - who matched five main numbers plus one Euro number to scoop €590,259 each. Go to the Eurojackpot Results page to find a full prize breakdown of how many winners were in each of the 12 tiers.
Friday’s jackpot was the largest to have been put up for grabs since five ticket holders shared a record-equalling €90 million on Friday 16th November. The top prize can only climb as high as €90 million, at which point it is capped and locked in place until it is won. Any extra funds from ticket sales go into the Match 5 + 1 category, leading to some huge prizes in the second tier.
Jackpot Resets To €10 million
Eurojackpot gave away 90 prizes of at least €1 million in 2018, and now it is up and running with its first millionaire of the new year. The next jackpot will be worth €10 million, giving players in all 18 participating countries another chance to win big.
If you want to increase your chances, there are several techniques you could try ahead of the next draw. Playing in a syndicate is a great way to enter multiple lines without having to spend more money, so you could team up with friends, work colleagues or family members to purchase several tickets. You could even join an online syndicate, where all the effort of running a lottery group is done on your behalf.
Systematic entries are a great way to play more combinations quickly and easily, and are available in some of the Eurojackpot countries. In Finland, for example, you can pick up to ten main numbers on your playslip and every combination of five numbers within your selected set will be entered into the draw. You have to pay for every combination, but your chances of winning increase with each one.
Whether you go for a syndicate, a system or trust your lucky numbers, the success of the player from Rhineland-Palatinate shows that the jackpot can be won by anyone at anytime. You just have to play to be in with a chance, and you can get involved online or by visiting an authorised retailer. Good luck!
Article Last Updated: Monday 11th February 2019 at 2:32 PM