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Two Germans turn instant millionaires after splitting €90M Euro lotto prize

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Two Germans turn instant millionaires after splitting €90M Euro lotto prize
Roughly 42.5 million lotto tickets were bought for Friday's draw. Photo: DPA Photos
13:31 CEST+02:00
The odds of winning this Euro jackpot are one in 95 million.

Two lotto players from the German states of Hesse and Saxony-Anhalt may be struggling to believe their luck this morning after they guessed right Friday night's Euro Jackpot numbers.

By correctly choosing 2-7-24-38-45 plus the right two bonus balls, 5 and 8, the pair of winners managed to bag themselves an accumulated 15-week cash pile up of €90 million, each pocketing an eye-watering €45 million. 

According to a spokesperson for Euro Lotto in Hessen, their local winner bought the ticket just four hours before the deadline at a Frankfurt lottery office. 

The lotto champion, who remains anonymous, paid just €4.50 euros for their ticket. 

According to Lotto office in Saxony-Anhalt, their local champion bought four tickets worth €2 each.

Also preferring to remain anonymous, he or she has already handed in their winning ticket in south Saxony-Anhalt.

"That was the longest jackpot run we had at state lottery companies in Germany." Westlotto spokesman Bodo Kemper told DPA news agency on Saturday. 

The Euro Jackpot prize was last won on March 23rd.

It is customary for the winners to receive advice from the organisation, Kemper added. 

Their first piece of advice? "Keep calm". Lotto winners should be careful who they talk to.

According to Kemper, this also applies to young people who are about to graduate from high school, as they may lose their incentive to continue with their studies if allured by huge sums of money. 

Which bank should take care of the winnings is another important consideration. 

You should also avoid the obvious - "Do not go to the pub and buy everyone a round," Kemper adds.

Since the launch of the Euro Jackpot in 2012, available in 18 countries, the continental lottery group has reached the legal limit of 90 million euros for the fifth time in its history.

Roughly 42.5 million lotto tickets were bought for Friday's draw. 

According to Westlotto, there were 24 fast millionaires in addition to the two German multimillionaires, each receiving €999,914.60. 

Thirteen of them are from Germany.
 

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