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Record-breaking 90m Eurojackpot to southwest Finland

The largest-ever Eurojackpot lottery payout in Finland's history was decided Friday evening. The winning ticket with seven correct numbers was traced to the southwest city of Loimaa.

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The 90-million-euro win is the largest in Finnish history. Image: AOP

This Friday evening's Eurojackpot lottery win of 90 million euros has gone to five co-owners of a lucky ticket in Finland. The state-owned gambling company Veikkaus confirmed that the record-winning number series was purchased at the Prisma supermarket in the southwest city of Loimaa.

The winning ticket was a perfect 5+2 match, matching five correct numbers out of 50, plus another two numbers out of ten. The odds of winning the jackpot have been put at 1 in 95,344,200.

The Eurojackpot prize starts at 10 million euros and can roll over up to 90 million euros. Players participate by submitting a line of numbers, at a cost of two euros each.

The win was the fourteenth time a notable Eurojackpot win has gone to Finland since the transnational European lottery was launched in March 2012.

The 90-million-euro jackpot is the largest win in Finnish history. The five co-owners of the winning ticket will split the proceedings, which works out to 18 million euros each, Veikkaus reports.

As of October 2015, the countries participating in the Eurojackpot lottery are Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Poland.

Europe has two other transnational lotteries that dangle the prospect of big wins: EuroMillions (with Austria, Belgium, France, Ireland, Luxembourg, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom participating) and Vikinglotto (with Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Latvia, Lithuania, Sweden and Slovenia participating).

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