German Player Wins Maximum $120 Million Eurojackpot Prize

German Player Wins Maximum $120 Million Eurojackpot Prize
Monday 26th June 2023 10:10 AM

Friday night’s Eurojackpot draw created a record-equalling moment, as a top prize of €120 million was won by a single ticket holder from Germany. It is only the third time that a jackpot of this value has been snapped up. 

The jackpot cap has been set at €120 million since March 2022, and the limit was reached ahead of the draw on Tuesday 20th June after a run of 13 consecutive rollovers.

Tuesday night also passed without a winner, but Friday’s draw attracted more than 48 million entries, and one ticket matched all the numbers - 2, 3, 18, 23 and 39, plus Euro numbers 6 and 8.

More than 1.6 million prizes were paid out altogether on a memorable night. See the breakdown of winners to find out all the prize amounts for each category for 23rd June, along with how many players won in each of the 18 participating countries.

Schleswig-Holstein Success

Not much information could be released about the jackpot winner immediately after the draw, but it was revealed that they had bought their ticket in the north German state of Schleswig-Holstein. Nobody from Schleswig-Holstein had ever previously won Eurojackpot’s top prize.

The winner has three years from the date of the draw to come forward and claim their prize, so there is lots of time for them to digest the news if they are in no rush to get their hands on the money. Go to the How to Claim page to find out the claims process for every nation that plays Eurojackpot.

As well as the jackpot winner, there were also 11 players who matched all five main numbers plus one of the Euro numbers. The prize fund for this category was worth €25 million - far more than normal - as the extra money that could not be added on top of the jackpot was instead diverted to this tier.

This left each of the 11 winners with a payout of €2.2 million. Eight of the players in this category were from Germany (Baden-Württemberg x2, Hamburg, Hesse, Lower Saxony, North Rhine-Westphalia x3), while there was one each from Spain,Lithuania and the Czech Republic.

The jackpot had not previously been as high as €120 million since last November, when someone from Berlin set a new record as Germany’s biggest winner. Back in July 2022, a Danish ticket holder became the first Eurojackpot player to land €120 million.

Eurojackpot was launched in 2012, but until last March the jackpot cap was €90 million. The minimum value of the jackpot is €10 million, and you can play every Tuesday and Friday by visiting an authorised retailer in a participating country or choosing numbers online

Article Last Updated: Monday 26th June 2023 at 10:10 AM