Eurojackpot Reaches €120 Million Limit Again
For the second time this year, Eurojackpot’s top prize has reached its maximum limit of €120 million. The jackpot cap was only raised from €90 million in March.
There has not been a winner of the top prize since Friday 9th September, when a player from Spain snapped up €20 million.
Over the past two months, the jackpot has climbed higher and higher, and it is now the joint-largest ever seen in the lottery following a rollover in the latest draw on Tuesday.
It won’t be able to get any bigger, so the jackpot will now remain locked at €120 million until someone matches all the numbers. The funds that would have boosted the top prize will now overflow to the second category.
This is set to create a second ‘jackpot’ of around €19 million on Friday night for those players who match all five main numbers and just one of the Euro numbers. If there’s just one winner in this category, they will receive a larger payout than many jackpot winners have taken home in the past.
The odds of winning in the second category are 1 in 6,991,908, which is approximately 20 times more likely than winning the jackpot.
The only other time that the jackpot has hit €120 million was back in July. A Danish ticket holder grabbed the lot, becoming the biggest winner in the game’s history.
Previously, the jackpot cap was €30 million lower at €90 million, until a series of changes were made in March to mark Eurojackpot’s 10th anniversary. A new Tuesday draw was introduced alongside the one on Friday, while the ball pool for the Euro numbers was increased from 10 to 12.
There have continued to be big winners on a regular basis, including the new record holder from Denmark, and now there’s another chance for players across the 18 participating countries to become €120 million richer. Take part now and check the results straight after Friday’s draw to see if you are a winner.
Article Last Updated: Wednesday 2nd November 2022 at 3:27 PM