Danish Player Sets New Eurojackpot Record With €120 Million Win
The biggest Eurojackpot prize in history has been won by a single ticket holder from Denmark. The lucky player won the jackpot, worth €120 million, in the latest draw on Friday 25th July.
Friday’s draw was the second at its new cap of €120 million, following a recent rule change that pushed the jackpot limit up from its previous maximum amount of €90 million.
The top prize would have stayed at its cap until someone won, but someone matched all the numbers - 1, 11, 17, 19 and 33, plus Euro numbers 3 and 7 - on Friday night.
It was later announced that the winning ticket was sold in Denmark, making it the largest lottery payout ever seen in the country. It also broke the record for the biggest Eurojackpot win of all time, surpassing the €110 million claimed by a German ticket holder in May.
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Danish Lottery operator, Danske Spil, were not immediately able to contact the winner, but they did reveal that the winning ticket was purchased at a Meny store in Blåvand.
Congratulating the winner on their prize, worth 759,318,630 kr, Danske Spil’s marketing director Martin Dalsgaard said: “It's a very special evening. It is not very often that we get a Danish winner of the first prize in Eurojackpot and even the top prize of more than 750 million kr. It's an absolutely fantastic feeling.”
As soon as the win has been verified, a financial advisor will be sent to speak to the multimillionaire at their home.
Dalsgaard added: “We find that most people are reasonable with the amount. But of course it is a completely insane amount and a situation we have not experienced before in Denmark.”
Dalsgaard is ‘quite convinced’ that the winner is a Danish citizen, although it is not certain yet. “It is possible for foreigners to play in Denmark, and then of course we also pay out the winnings.”
The jackpot will now reset to €10 million, with draws continuing every Tuesday and Friday. View the results as soon as they are available to find out if you are a winner.
Article Last Updated: Monday 25th July 2022 at 12:52 PM