A player from Bremen hits the Eurojackpot and collects an unbelievable 107.5 million euros. This is one of the highest lottery wins ever made in Germany.
In Bremen, a lucky guy won around 107.5 million euros at the Eurojackpot. As announced by the West German Lottery in Münster, the player in prize class one typed the correct winning numbers 20, 21, 30, 41 and 43 as well as the Euro numbers 10 and 11. The win is one of the highest sums ever won in the Eurojackpot have been.
In prize category two, a player from Baden-Württemberg won a total of EUR 764,670.60 alongside one player each from the Czech Republic and Hungary. Nine players collected 143,746.20 euros. In prize category four, 30 players each won EUR 7,113.20. The probability of hitting the Eurojackpot is 1 in 140 million.
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.
Last year, 187 people became lottery millionaires in Germany. A year earlier it was 181. Last November, a Eurojackpot player from Berlin received the highest lottery win ever achieved in Germany of 120 million euros, according to the German Lotto and Totoblock (DLTB) in Hanover. The lucky one remained anonymous. Lotto Berlin generally advises winners to maintain secrecy.
A win of more than 110 million euros in the Eurojackpot went to North Rhine-Westphalia in May 2022. The third-highest win so far, at 45 million euros, went to Hesse in April - in the lottery classic "6 out of 49".
In 2022, most of the millions in profits went to the most populous state of North Rhine-Westphalia (45), followed by Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg (31 each) and Lower Saxony (15). A total of 7.97 billion euros was spent on lotteries last year - a slight increase of 0.9 percent compared to 2021.
(This article was first published on Tuesday, January 31, 2023.)