The EuroJackpot lottery was launched in March 2012 and its first ever draw was held on the 23rd March 2012. A number of European countries take part in the EuroJackpot and participating in this lotto game is straight forward.
Players are asked to select five main numbers from a range of 1 – 50 then two additional numbers, which are referred to as Star or Euro numbers, from a choice of 1 – 8. All of these numbers have to be matched in order to win the EuroJackpot top prize, however there are also 11 other prizes on offer to win in every draw. The EuroJackpot prizes and odds of winning a prize, including the jackpot, are as follows:
EuroJackpot Draw Schedule
EuroJackpot draws take place once a week on a Friday night, which will be familiar to players as another pan-European lottery the EuroMillions, also holds one of its draws on a Friday night. The EuroJackpot lotto numbers are drawn in Helsinki, Finland (one of the participating countries) and if you miss the draw then the latest EuroJackpot results are available to view online shortly after the draw has happened.
The EuroJackpot nations that all participate in this pan-European lottery are, in alphabetical order, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Slovenia. As the EuroJackpot is a new lotto it is believed another countries such as Iceland may start to participate in the EuroJackpot at some point. On the 1st February 2013 Croatia, Lithuania , Norway and Sweden will join the EuroJackpot so now there are a total of eleven nations that all participate in this pan-European lottery game.
How to Play and Win EuroJackpot
To play the EuroJackpot, players must pick 5 numbers from a possible 50, then two numbers from a further 8, which are often called Euro numbers or Euro Stars. To win the jackpot, players must match all seven numbers (five and the two bonus) although there are a further eleven prize tiers.
To win a prize, players need to match from two numbers and one Euro number upwards. The prizes are made up of proportions of the prize fund, with the jackpot taking 22% and the lowest tier prize taking 22.95%. After all prize tiers have been accounted for, the remaining 22% is allocated into the Booster Fund, which is used to ensure a guaranteed jackpot of €10 million is always available.
The odds of winning a prize in the EuroJackpot are 1 in 35, and the chance of winning the jackpot is 1 in 59,325,280. If the jackpot is not won, it will roll over, which it can do a maximum of 12 times. If no winner is found on the 13th draw, the top prize will roll down to the next winning prize tier.
Buy EuroJackpot Ticket Online
As the EuroJackpot is a pan-European lotto it is a common misconception to think that only players from the participating countries are able to take part in the EuroJackpot. However, thanks to the lotto ticket buying service all international players can now play EuroJackpot online. This online service allows you to play the EuroJackpot regardless of where you are in the world. Using this concierge service is easy and simple to do and you don’t have to worry about claim periods as any winnings are automatically added to your account.