A man from Slovakia has become his country’s first Eurojackpot draw jackpot winner on October 16 by pocketing a top prize of more than €58 million.
There were more than 995,000 tickets that won prizes but only one matched the full set of numbers – which were 5, 11, 35, 44 and 50, plus Euro numbers 4 and 10.
A Polish player matched all five main numbers plus one of the Euro numbers to win over €2.4 million.
Slovakia’s Biggest Win
The October 16 draw created a new record for Slovakia, ending a wait of five long years for a Slovakian to win Eurojackpot’s top prize.
It is the biggest win for a Slovakia national as the previous record for the highest lottery payout in the country was an €11 million prize won on a domestic Loto game.
In October 2015, Slovakia became the 17th nation to take part in the game, and officials from lottery operator TIPOS were delighted to see a player from the country land the top prize.
TIPOS spokesman Rastislav Čépe called it a “fantastic jackpot”. He added that the winning ticket was sold in the Košice Region in the east of Slovakia. The player relied on a random selection and their bet contained only one tip, he said.
The Eurojackpot lottery winners have 35 days to come forward and claim their prize, and their identity is not disclosed without their consent.
2020’s Big Eurojackpot Wins
Eurojackpot’s top prize had rolled over for four consecutive draws prior to Slovakia’s big win in October. The previous jackpot win belonged to a Polish player who scooped €21 million (zl 96 million) on September 11.
This year the jackpot has reached its maximum of €90 million on two occasions, first in February and then in May. Both times the mega prize was won by a German player.