Eurojackpot Hits €120 Million Limit
Eurojackpot’s top prize has reached its maximum amount of €120 million for the first time this year, setting up the prospect of a record-equalling win in the near future.
It has taken 13 consecutive rollovers to build up the big prize, ever since a player from Poland matched all the numbers on 2nd May to win €13.7 million.
The draw on Friday 16th June offered the chance to win €115 million and several ticket holders came close, with four participants matching five main numbers and one Euro number to scoop €896,062. There were more than 1.2 million prizes paid out in total.
The jackpot cap is now set to be triggered in the next draw on Tuesday, so no more funds will be added on top once the prize pot has got to €120 million. Additional prize money will be diverted to the Match 5 + 1 category, making this far more lucrative than usual.
There is no limit to how long the jackpot can stay at €120 million - it will remain at its cap until at least one player matches all the numbers. While the jackpot is at its maximum, the prize fund for the second tier may be worth more than €10 million or €15 million, depending on ticket sales. This makes it possible to win a much larger prize than normal.
Eurojackpot has only previously reached €120 million on two other occasions. It first happened in July last year, when a Danish player won the record-setting amount.
In November, someone from Berlin in Germany pocketed €120 million after 17 draws without a winner.
The jackpot cap had previously been €90 million until it was raised by €30 million in March 2022 to celebrate the lottery’s 10-year anniversary.
Your next chance to try and win the jackpot will be on Tuesday night. Even if you miss out, there are 11 other ways to win - prizes start from matching any three of the seven numbers that are drawn. You can visit an authorised lottery retailer in any of the 18 participating countries, or play online.
Article Last Updated: Monday 19th June 2023 at 9:32 AM