The Jackpot Cap in Eurojackpot Explained

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The Jackpot Cap in Eurojackpot Explained

Postby » Fri 09 Feb 18, 11:30

The top prize in Eurojackpot reached its cap of €90 million ahead of last Friday’s draw but nobody won, so what happens now and how long can the jackpot stay at its maximum level? Once €90 million has been added to the prize fund for the jackpot, any additional money raised from ticket sales which would normally go into the top tier has to be diverted elsewhere. The money instead flows down into the second tier, which rewards players who match five main numbers but just one of the two Euro numbers. The jackpot can therefore stay at €90 million until someone matches the full winning line, with additional funds always going down to the second tier. The second tier also has a cap of €90 million, so in theory it is possible that some money would eventually have to be diverted to the third tier (Match 5), but this would only happen after several weeks when there are no winners in either of the top two tiers.

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