Huge lottery win goes to lucky player in German state of Hesse

A new German lottery record has been set, with 84.8 million euros going to the lucky ticket holder. The chance of winning the jackpot in the Eurojackpot lottery is one in 95 million.

A person or persons unknown in the western state of Hesse have made the biggest lottery win ever in Germany, cracking the jackpot in the Eurojackpot lottery to the tune of some 84.8 million euros ($94.76 million).

It is the highest lottery win ever in Germany," said Bodo Kemper from the German lottery company Westdeutsche Lotterie.

"We are, of course, absolutely delighted that the win has gone to Germany again," he said.

Previous record beaten

The previous German record for a win in the lottery was held by a player from the Cologne region, who took home almost 76.8 million euros in March.

The biggest-ever win among all the 17 countries participating in the Eurojackpot, a European lottery launched in March 2012, amounted to 90 million euros, the highest possible sum, and was taken by a player from the Czech Republic in 2015.

The lottery draw takes place every week on a Friday evening in Helsinki. The participating countries are Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden.




News February 17, 2017
Aric Nesbitt to be new Michigan lottery commission...
Latest News February 14, 2017
New Jersey law is the first to authorize and regul...
Latest News February 8, 2017
Hearing set for NH casino bill on Wednesday ...
January 31, 2017
New West Virginia Lottery Director Alan Larri...



LATEST NEWS February 9, 10
Arjan van ’t Veer is the new Secretary General o...
February 2, 2017
Kentucky Lottery proceeds are helping create a be...
February 1, 2017
Svenska Spel - Year-end report January-December 20...

Public Gaming Magazines

Public Gaming September/October 2016

.Pdf version of the magazine - click here

2016 Public Gaming July/August
2016 Public Gaming May/June
2016 Public Gaming March/April
2016 Public Gaming January/February

Public Gaming /Paul Jason -   / Susan Jason -  /Office Phone - + 425-449-3000