Sunday, April 6, 2014

EuroJackpot Goes to Finland

The EuroJackpot jackpot was won on Friday by a lottery syndicate from Helsinki, Finland. The last time the jackpot was won was January 10. Since then a succession of rollovers saw the jackpot grow to €57.3 million—the largest EuroJackpot prize since drawings began in March 2012.

Friday's winning ticket was bought from a kiosk in the town of Toijala and a kiosk employee told a reporter from the local tabloid Ilta Sanomat they expected news of the win would generate a lot of local interest.

The syndicate consists of 10 workers from SKS Toijala Works. The company's CEO Pasi Kannisto has already heard the news and now fears he may have a problem on his hands.

"I hope the guys come to work on Monday," Kannisto said.