Unclaimed lotto jackpot in Germany mounts

26th November 2007, Comments 0 comments

26 November 2007, Stuttgart - A massive unclaimed jackpot in Germany's lotto game has swelled yet again and is now worth 30 million euros (44 million dollars), organisers said in Stuttgart Monday.

26 November 2007

Stuttgart - A massive unclaimed jackpot in Germany's lotto game has swelled yet again and is now worth 30 million euros (44 million dollars), organisers said in Stuttgart Monday.

The cash hoard is the second biggest in the game's history in Germany.

Saturday's draw attracted 28 per cent more plays than average as Germans with get-rich-quick dreams spent nearly 100 million euros on lotto tickets.

Two of them won 2 million euros apiece for correctly picking six right numbers from a field of 49, but neither guessed a "super-bowl" number to claim the jackpot.

The next draw will be on Wednesday, said the Baden-Wuerttemberg state lotteries board in Stuttgart, which is part of the national lotto consortium.

The jackpot has snowballed after failing to find an owner in 10 successive draws.

Germany's record jackpot was the 37 million euros won on October 7 last year by a 41-year-old father of three. He said at the time he would keep his job as a hospital nurse and hide the money in the bank.

DPA

Subject: German news

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