Thousands play lottery as prize climbs to 5.5 mln

Thousands of Greeks filled in forms for the Joker lottery on Friday after Thursday’s draw did not result in any winners, meaning that the next draw on Sunday will have a jackpot of 5.5 million euros.

Gambling firm OPAP said that ahead of Thursday’s draw, customers had bet on more than 9 million possible outcomes.

So far this year, more than 5 million Greeks have won a combined total of 38.2 million euros through the Joker lottery, in which the jackpot is won by anyone getting all five numbers and the extra “joker” correct.

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