German Joy As Two Eurojackpot Players Split €61 Million Top Prize

German Joy As Two Eurojackpot Players Split €61 Million Top Prize
Monday 3rd September 2018 11:57 AM

A run of five rollovers was brought to an end on Friday evening as two German players split Eurojackpot’s top prize. The jackpot had not previously been won since Friday 20th July and had grown to a mighty €61.8 million, but the two lucky ticket holders successfully matched the full winning line to snap up €30.9 million each.

What Were The Winning Numbers?

The numbers drawn on Friday 31st August were 3, 6, 9, 18 and 24, with Euro numbers 2 and 7. It was quickly announced that the two winning tickets had been sold in Germany, and it was later revealed that one had been purchased in the state of Hesse and the other in North Rhine-Westphalia. The player from North Rhine-Westphalia was a woman in her 50s from Dortmund, who chose her numbers online.

Germany also dominated the second tier with 13 out of 23 winners, each one taking home €96,645. The other participants who matched five main numbers plus one Euro number came from Spain (2), Poland (2), Croatia, Denmark, Finland, Hungary, Italy and Slovakia.

There were more than 1.2 million prizes given away in total as players from all 18 participating countries enjoyed success. Go to the Eurojackpot Results page for a full breakdown of all the prizes won.

Big Winners in 2018

The last player to celebrate a Eurojackpot win was a ticket holder from Sweden who landed €22.7 million on 20th July, while there have been a number of other big winners in 2018. A syndicate from Finland pocketed the maximum €90 million on 2nd February, while two German players shared €90 million on Friday 6th July following a record-breaking stretch at the jackpot cap.

The jackpot had looked like it might reach its €90 million cap once again before it was won on Friday, and it will now reset to €10 million for the next draw. If you are looking for inspiration over which numbers to select, you might consider exploring the Eurojackpot Statistics page or generating random numbers.

The advantage of choosing random numbers is that you will be less likely to have to share a prize if you win. If you play a recognisable sequence or pattern, there is a good chance that other players will also have picked the same numbers. If those numbers are drawn, the money will have to be split between everyone. A notable feature of Friday’s results was that the numbers were all 24 or under, and a lot of players choose significant birthdays or dates when playing Eurojackpot. This could be why two players won the jackpot and there were so many winners in the second tier.

Whether you want to use special dates, select a sequence or play random numbers, you can get involved in the next draw by choosing numbers online or visiting an authorised retailer in any of the participating countries. Good luck!

Article Last Updated: Monday 3rd September 2018 at 11:57 AM