EuroJackpot players will have a chance to try and win €75 million on Friday night after the top prize grew to the second largest amount in the history of the game. There have been eight rollovers since a participant from Finland matched all five main numbers and both Euro numbers on 22nd January to scoop €19.3 million, helping the top prize build up to astronomical proportions and sparking a rush of ticket sales.
The jackpot has only climbed higher on one previous occasion, when it reached its cap of €90 million in May 2015 and a player from the Czech Republic pocketed the lot to make EuroJackpot history. Before that, the record belonged to a Finnish ticket holder who won €61.1 million on 12th September 2014.
Friday’s game presents another fantastic opportunity for players to target an astonishing win, though if the top prize is not won there is a chance the top prize could reach its cap of €90 million for the following draw. Once the jackpot gets to €90 million, it will stay at this amount until it is won and any excess funds will spill down to the next tier. This means there can be millions in the pot for matching just five main numbers plus one Euro number!
There are 12 EuroJackpot prize tiers in total, so there are lots of ways to win even if you don’t come close to bagging the jackpot, and in the last draw on Friday 18th March there were over 968,000 ticket holders who claimed cash rewards. Players in the 17 participating countries will all hoping to strike it lucky in this week’s draw, while fans of the game from anywhere else in the world can also play EuroJackpot to try and snare the colossal jackpot. Good luck!