Online lottery betting operator Lottoland has announced its biggest ever payout on the EuroJackpot game following a record €90m (£79m) win by a German player.
Christina, a 36-year-old cleaner from Berlin, scooped the EuroJackpot top prize on Friday June 1st after placing her second bet via Lottoland on her mobile. Her first bet had won her €8.60 two weeks earlier.
Her mother had chosen the five lucky numbers (14, 19, 21, 30, 32) and the two Euro numbers (4 and 7) which secured the €90m top prize, with no player winning the actual EuroJackpot prize which was rolled over.
Lottoland said this is the largest prize pay-out for any online gaming company, with chief executive Nigel Birrell proclaiming it as a landmark moment for the industry.
“More and more players from around the world are waking up to the fact that they can bet on the biggest jackpots the world has to offer at Lottoland,” said Birrell. “This record €90m win is a break-through moment both for our business and the industry as a whole, as it is the largest jackpot pay-out ever across the online gaming and lotto industry. We look forward to breaking more records in the future.”
The Berliner found out she had won while working on her late cleaning shift. She is now going to quit her job, allow her mother to retire and hire a motor-home which she will drive from the East to West coast of America, Lottoland said.
“I’ve always wanted to travel and visit new countries and places – the USA has always been at the top of my list and now I can plan a trip from the East to the West coast in a camper van. I can’t wait,” she said following her big win.