Norwegian Woman Wins €120 Million Eurojackpot Prize
A woman from Norway has won the country’s biggest-ever lottery prize after landing €120 million in Eurojackpot’s latest draw on Tuesday night.
The top prize in Eurojackpot is capped when it reaches €120 million, so the Norwegian win also equals the record for the largest payout ever seen in the multinational lottery.
The jackpot had already been at its €120 million maximum for three draws, but the winning numbers on 16th January - 6, 19, 32, 39 and 42, plus Euro numbers 4 and 9 - proved to be an exact match for one ticket.
Norsk Tipping, the Norwegian national lottery operator, tracked down the winner within a couple of hours of the draw, putting in a call that came as an incredible surprise to the lucky player.
“Hey, is this nonsense or not?” was her first response. “It’s just completely crazy.”
Asked about how she might spend the money, the woman said: “It’s a lot of fun. I will share a lot with the family. In addition, I will probably travel quite a bit.”
The prize, worth NOK 1.36 billion, is comfortably the biggest ever paid out in Norway. It is also just the fourth time that €120 million has been won in Eurojackpot history.
The first time it happened was in July 2022, when a Danish ticket holder matched all the numbers to set a new Eurojackpot record. Two more wins have followed at €120 million, both going to Germany.
Eurojackpot had previously had a limit of €90 million, but this was increased by €30 million in March 2022 when a number of changes were made to mark the game’s 10-year anniversary.
These changes included an extra draw being added to the schedule. You can play every Tuesday and Friday, either by visiting a retailer in one of the 18 participating countries or taking part online.
Article Last Updated: Wednesday 17th January 2024 at 9:13 AM