Eurojackpot Passes €90 Million for the First Time

Eurojackpot Passes €90 Million for the First Time
Monday 16th May 2022 9:12 AM

The biggest top prize in Eurojackpot history will be offered this week after it rolled over to reach an estimated €92 million. It is the first time ever that more than €90 million has been put up for grabs.

Friday’s draw on 13th May offered a jackpot of €85 million, but no ticket holders matched all the winning numbers - 7, 13, 30, 43 and 47, plus Euro numbers 7 and 11. See a prize breakdown of all the winners from the 18 participating countries.

A momentous draw will now take place on Tuesday, with the top prize at its highest value since Eurojackpot began in 2012.

€120 Million Jackpot Cap

Until a couple of months ago, the jackpot cap had been fixed at €90 million. Every time the top prize hit that mark, it was locked in place until someone won. Additional funds were diverted to the Match 5 + 1 tier rather than going on top.

The jackpot cap was increased to €120 million as part of several major changes that were made to Eurojackpot from 25th March. At the same time, a second weekly draw was introduced on a Tuesday and the format of the game was updated.

A German player won €24 million on 1st April, but since then the jackpot has kept growing. It is now up to €92 million and could potentially pass the €100 million barrier on Friday night.

A few more rollovers would see the jackpot reach its new €120 million limit, although fans across Europe will be hoping to match all the numbers as soon as possible and become the game’s biggest-ever winner.

Several players won the jackpot at its previous €90 million cap. The first was a man from the Czech Republic who scooped the maximum prize in May 2015.

You can play Eurojackpot by going to an authorised retailer in one of the participating nations, or taking part online.

Article Last Updated: Monday 16th May 2022 at 9:13 AM