The Euro Jackpot was not cracked for seven weeks in a row – now players can cheer in Germany and Poland. Half of the € 90 million Euro jackpot will go to North Rhine-Westphalia and half to Poland. With the winning numbers 5-7-15-19-29 and the two additional numbers 3 and 8 were equal to two players – or syndicate – after seven weeks without a major win this time right, as Westlotto announced on Friday night after the draw in Helsinki. It is the third highest profit in the lottery, which go to North Rhine-Westphalia, said Westlotto spokesman Bodo Kemper: 2016 tipped a tipper there almost 77 million euros, 2015 another 49 million.
Since the launch of the Euromillions in 2012, the European lottery has reached the statutory ceiling of € 90 million for the seventh time. If the maximum sum is reached, every additional euro flows into a second jackpot. This week, that was an additional 7 million euros. Thus, a profit in the second prize class at Euro Jackpot can produce millions of winners.
This time, in the winning class 2, 11 players are just under 995,000 euros. Seven of them come from Germany – three from Bavaria and one each from Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Lower Saxony, North Rhine-Westphalia and Saxony-Anhalt. The others come from Spain, Denmark and twice from the Czech Republic.
Because in Germany especially many players tried their luck at the Eurojackpot, there are also millions of winners here, explained Westlotto spokesman Kemper. In 2016, for example, a player from Baden-Württemberg cleared 90 million – the highest win in German lotto history at that time.
In the summer of 2018, a jackpot that had grown to the statutory upper limit of 90 million euros went back to Germany. However, one player each from Hesse and Saxony-Anhalt was right and had to share the profit.