A lottery syndicate from North Rhine-Westphalia has achieved record winnings of 110 million euros in the Eurojackpot. With the winning numbers 4 – 22 – 28 – 32 – 47 and the two Euro numbers 1 and 2, a player was correct for the first time after 13 draws without a main prize.
As announced by Lotto24 AG on Friday evening, 15 players will share the prize. It is therefore the highest lottery win in German history. The lucky ones won 6.9 million euros per share. A player was involved with two shares.
According to the West German Lottery, five participants from Baden-Württemberg, Hamburg, Denmark and Finland each received more than EUR 674,000 in the second prize category. A good 135,000 euros went to 14 other lottery players, including lucky ones from Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, Hesse, Lower Saxony and Thuringia.
The first drawing of the European lottery Eurojackpot took place on March 23, 2012 in Helsinki. 18 countries with a total of 33 state lottery companies are now taking part in the lottery.
The 18 participating countries had changed the rules for the tenth anniversary of the European lottery at the end of March 2022. On the one hand, in addition to Friday, a second drawing day was introduced on Tuesday, on the other hand, the upper limit was raised from 90 to 120 million euros. The record win has now become possible, while in recent years several lottery players have only been able to break the record of 90 million euros.
So far, the record profit of 90 million euros in Germany has been held by tipsters from Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, Hesse and North Rhine-Westphalia (2). The high sum of the jackpot builds up when no player crosses the drawn numbers 5 out of 50 and the Euronumbers (additional numbers) 2 out of 12 correctly. The undistributed money from the first prize category then goes into the jackpot for the next draw. The draw is in Helsinki, and the lottery is coordinated by Westlotto in Münster.