Poland to Enter Eurojackpot in September
This September will see a brand new country welcomed into the Eurojackpot family as Poland becomes the 18th nation to join the well-loved continental lottery game after being accepted into the fold earlier this month.
The European nation will be in good company, alongside original participants Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain and Sweden, all of whom joined ahead of the inaugural draw on Friday 23rd March 2012. Entrants in Czech Republic and Hungary will be well aware of the anticipation currently being felt by Polish lottery fans, as the two nations joined the party in October 2014, while the newest member, Slovakia, was accepted a year later in October 2015.
Poland’s imminent arrival was one of a number of announcements at the ninth European Lotteries Congress in Krakow. The congress, which saw Hansjörg Höltkemeier appointed to the role of president for a second term, also discussed how lottery aficionados should be prepared to embrace the technological revolution, but be wary of operators who infringe the law. "We should keep in mind that social responsibility is what's important to us," Höltkemeier commented.
This latest revelation follows news that a Eurojackpot fan from Germany has come forward to claim a €50.2 million jackpot. The retiree, from Rhineland-Palatinate, landed the hefty eight-figure sum after matching all seven numbers in the draw on Friday 26th May and now plans to donate some of his fabulous wealth to children in need.
While the current member states of Eurojackpot await Poland’s autumn arrival, players still have the chance to win an array of fabulous prizes by choosing their numbers online or playing through an authorised retailer in any of the participating nations.