German and Polish Players Split $90 Million Eurojackpot Prize

German and Polish Players Split $90 Million Eurojackpot Prize
Monday 13th May 2019 9:56 AM

Two lucky Eurojackpot players have been congratulated after grabbing a share of Friday’s record-equalling €90 million jackpot. One of the ticket holders came from Germany, while the other player was the game’s first ever winner from Poland.

The numbers drawn on 10th May were 5, 7, 15, 19 and 29, with Euro numbers 3 and 8. There were over 1.8 million prizes given away in total, but only two participants matched the full winning line, and the winning locations were revealed shortly after the draw.

The German ticket was sold in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, while the Polish National Lottery revealed that its winning entry had been bought in one of the towns of the Łódź Province in the centre of the country. More information will be revealed when the prize is claimed.

Eurojackpot chairman Andreas Kötter said: “The mega jackpot of €90 million has been cracked just in time for Mother’s Day. The bouquets for the mothers may turn out a bit more lush this year. We wish the winners a lot of fun with the newly-won financial freedom.”

Record Win in Poland

The latest win is an especially significant moment for the Polish Lottery, as it marks the country’s biggest ever lottery payout. Friday’s figure of €45 million (zl 193 million) smashes the previous record of zl 26 million set by a Lotto player from Skrzyszów in 2017. Poland only started selling Eurojackpot tickets in September 2017, becoming the game’s 18th and latest participating country.

Friday’s draw marked the seventh time in Eurojackpot history that the top prize had reached its €90 million jackpot cap. Any additional funds that would have gone to the jackpot were instead added to the prize pool for matching five main numbers and one Euro number, creating an impressive ‘second jackpot’ of more than €10 million.

There were 11 players in this Match 5 + 1 tier on Friday night - seven from Germany, two from the Czech Republic, one from Spain and one from Denmark - netting each ticket holder €994,790.

The jackpot has now been won three times this year, following a €63 million win for a German player in February and a Swedish record €53 million in March. With another record now being set in Poland, other countries will be hoping it is their chance to shine next time. The jackpot will revert to €10 million for Friday’s draw, and you can take part online or by visiting an authorised retailer.

Article Last Updated: Monday 13th May 2019 at 10:00 AM