EuroJackpot Second Place is Not For Losers – August 20th, 2012
The success of Adrian and Gillian Bayford has been dominating the European lottery world of late.
It is because the pair scooped €190 million (£148 million) after being the sole winners of the EuroMillions Lottery jackpot on August 10th. However, on that night there was another significant sum of money handed out.
The EuroJackpot – Europe’s newest draw – made one person from Germany over €27 million richer after the draw hit its 12-rollover limit, which meant the jackpot had to be paid out. As no one managed to match the five main numbers and two additional numbers in the draw, the top prize rolled down.
This meant one lucky secondary prize winner managed to get their hands on the jackpot – as well as their own reward for matching five numbers and one additional number. The success makes the person the third biggest lottery winner ever inGermany.
Since it was started earlier this year, all seven numbers in the EuroJackpot have only been matched once – which means only two jackpots have been paid out so far. However, people should still consider buying EuroJackpot Lottery tickets.
This is because the top prize is guaranteed to start at €10 million, with the potential for it to rise to €90 million. Any sums won are also tax free, while the odds of taking home some cash are an impressive 1:35.
As the person from Germanyd emonstrates, individuals do not even need to get all of the numbers to hit the jackpot and take home a life-changing sum of money. The draw is currently in eighth place on theBig at theLotter with a jackpot of €11 million and this will be up for grabs on Friday.
The future is bright for the EuroJackpot, as discussions are taking place about adding more member countries to the draw. At present, Denmark, Finland, Estonia, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Slovenia and Spain are all involved.
There has also been talk of introducing a second weekly draw to bring it in line with the EuroMillions Lottery, which demonstrates how it is most definitely on the up.
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