A lottery player from North Rhine-Westphalia has won the €110 million jackpot and thus secured a record win. 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 Westlotto announced on Friday after the draw in Helsinki.
Three other tipsters or syndicates from Germany can look forward to more than 674,000 in the second prize category, with the sum going to Baden-Württemberg twice and Hamburg once.
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.