EuroJackpot is a pan-European lottery that was launched in March 2012 as a counterpart to EuroMillions, which is only offered in select countries. The game offers a starting jackpot of €10 million, but the value of the top prize can quickly increase due to rollovers. The largest EuroJackpot win occurred on 15th May 2015, when a Czech ticket holder received €90 million after matching all five main numbers and two Euro Numbers.
Players choose five main numbers from 50 and two Euro numbers from 1 to 10 in order to win cash prizes for matching anything from two main numbers and one Euro number up to the jackpot for matching the whole selection. EuroJackpot is drawn on a Friday night in Helsinki, Finland with the winning numbers and prize breakdown appearing on the EuroJackpot results page soon afterwards.
Who plays EuroJackpot?
Players from Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden can purchase their tickets from authorised retailers within their own countries.
Anyone across the world can play EuroJackpot by purchasing their entries from an online ticket concierge service. It’s safe and secure, as you’ll receive a scan of your ticket, which is then stored in your account, and you’ll be emailed if you’re due a prize.
Odds of Winning EuroJackpot
The odds of winning any cash prize in EuroJackpot stand at 1 in 26, whereas the odds of matching all five main numbers and two Euro numbers and winning the jackpot are 1 in 95,344,200. This means that players are more likely to win the EuroJackpot top prize than EuroMillions, which carries a 1 in 116,531,800 chance of winning the jackpot.
Eurojackpot caps its top prize at €90 million, and if no player can scoop the jackpot at that point then the excess prize revenue generated is allocated to the second winning tier, and both prizes can roll until someone wins the top prize.