Eurojackpot’s Top Prize Stays at €90 Million

Eurojackpot’s Top Prize Stays at €90 Million
Tuesday 29th May 2018 10:25 AM

The top prize in Eurojackpot will remain at €90 million for a second straight draw after nobody matched the full winning line on Friday 25th May. The jackpot cap is now in force, but history suggests it will be won in the next game this Friday.

Eurojackpot Results for Friday 25th May

The main balls drawn on Friday were 15, 31, 35, 40 and 46, with Euro numbers 3 and 8. As the jackpot hit its €90 million limit, extra funds had to be added to the next tier down. Four players - two from Italy, one from Germany and one from Finland - matched five main numbers plus one Euro number to win €2.3 million each.

On a thrilling night for ticket holders across all 18 participating countries, there were a total of 1,321,179 prizes given away in total, including 11 players in the Match 5 + 0 category who banked €97,570 each. Go to the Eurojackpot Results page for more information, including a full prize breakdown and the details of supplementary games held throughout Europe.

Next Draw Promises Even Bigger Prizes

The rewards on offer in the next Eurojackpot draw could be even better. Funds from ticket sales meant that the jackpot was topped up to €90 million in Friday night’s draw, but for the next game all the extra funds which would normally go into the first tier will be directed straight into the Match 5 + 1 category.

It is anticipated that around €20 million will be split between players who match all five main numbers and just one Euro number. The exact value of all prizes depends on how many tickets have been sold and how many winners are in each tier, but it is again likely that some ticket holders will snap up multimillion-Euro awards without having to match the full winning line.

Eurojackpot chairman and WestLotto CEO Andreas Kötter said: “Especially in high jackpot phases like the current one, we notice how much fun people have at Eurojackpot and that the game enjoys a high level of international appeal.”

Why History is on Players’ Side This Week

This is only the fifth time that Eurojackpot has reached its €90 million cap. The rules allow the top prize to stay at this level until someone finally wins, but all four previous occasions have followed the same pattern, which bodes well for the next draw on Friday. In each of these previous occasions the jackpot has hit €90 million and not been won at the first time of asking, before being toppled at the second attempt.

A man from the Czech Republic became the first €90 million winner in May 2015. A German ticket holder also landed the maximum award in October 2016. Five participants won €18 million each after splitting the money in January 2017, and most recently a Finnish syndicate scooped the lot on 2nd February this year.

If you want to join the list of big winners, you can take part in Friday’s draw by choosing numbers online now or visiting an authorised retailer in one of the 18 participating countries.

Article Last Updated: Tuesday 29th May 2018 at 10:25 AM