This Friday night proved to be really fruitful for lottery players all around Europe, as continent’s two leading lotteries both managed to produce a jackpot winner. One British punter collected a €72.400.000 Euromillions windfall, while a €84.800.000 Eurojackpot top prize - the second largest in the game’s history - went to Germany.
When it comes to Euromillions, the winning numbers drawn on July 29th were 1, 21, 26, 40 and 50 with Lucky Stars 2 and 4. They were all matched by one player from the UK, who took €72.400.000 home. In addition to the British winner, another two participants from Spain and Portugal snatched €800.000 for missing the jackpot by one Lucky Star. Ten ticket holders also walked away with €53.000 for matching the five main numbers.
An even larger top prize was offered in the Eurojackpot draw that same night and the fortunate person who ended up grabbing it was one German punter. The winning line that made them €84.800.000 richer consisted of the numbers 4, 8, 22, 36 and 44 with bonus balls 5 and 10. What makes this windfall even more impressive is the fact it’s currently the second largest ever won in Eurojackpot history. The only cash reward bigger than this one was offered back in May last year and it was scooped by one lucky Czech – that was also the only time that the jackpot cap of €90.000.000 was reached since the game was launched in 2012.
Only sky is the limit with lottery games across the pond. Powerball prize has been climbing for months and it’s still on the rise – play now to net $478.000.000!