Eurojackpot Inches Closer to Jackpot Cap for Third Time in Game’s History

Eurojackpot Inches Closer to Jackpot Cap for Third Time in Game’s History
Wednesday 21st December 2016 11:29 AM

Eurojackpot is inching tantalisingly close to its jackpot cap of €90 million — for just the third time in the popular lottery’s history.

Like most lotteries, Eurojackpot is subject to a jackpot cap, a rule set by the lottery’s organisers and regulatory bodies that prohibits the top prize from exceeding a predetermined amount. In the event that this cap is reached, any additional prize money rolls down to the second prize tier, meaning that it is possible for a player to pick up either the earth-shattering jackpot itself or a truly life-changing sum of money for matching just six of the seven numbers.

This week, following a series of rollovers, Eurojackpot’s top prize stands at an incredible €81 million. Should no one manage to match all five main numbers plus both Euro numbers in the Friday, 23rd December draw, then this figure looks set to increase even further, rolling towards Eurojackpot’s €90 million jackpot cap — marking only the third time in the game’s history that the prize limit will have been reached.

The last time Eurojackpot hit its jackpot cap was in October this year, with a single German player eventually going on to pick up the top prize in the 14th October draw. Eight other players, all of whom matched all five main numbers plus just one Euro number to share the second prize, also benefitted greatly from the rolldown of prizes in this draw, taking home just under €3 million apiece.

With just two days left until Friday’s 8 x rollover draw, players will no doubt be simultaneously trying to win the jackpot for themselves and hoping that it rolls over yet again, thus boosting their chances of picking up enormous cash prizes even without matching all seven numbers in next week’s draw.

You can take part online through the Play Eurojackpot page or you can buy physical tickets from authorised retailers in any of the participating countries. Good luck!

Article Last Updated: Monday 23rd January 2017 at 12:02 PM