Eurojackpot FAQs

If you have any questions about playing Eurojackpot, then this is the place for you! Have a read through the Frequently Asked Questions to find your answer.

Question: When does the Eurojackpot draw take place?

Answer:The Eurojackpot draw is held every Friday at 9.00pm CET (8.00pm GMT) in Helsinki, Finland. Results from the draw will be available on this site within minutes of the draw taking place and a full breakdown of prizes is published once it is made available.

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Question: What time do Eurojackpot ticket sales close?

Answer: Ticket sales close at different times in different countries - as early as five hours before the time of the draw - so it is advisable to check with your local lottery operator. You can avoid the last minute rush by buying your Eurojackpot tickets early in the week so that you can then sit back and relax while other players who have left it to the very last minute scramble to purchase their entries!

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Question: How do you win with Eurojackpot?

Answer: You have 12 chances to win on Eurojackpot, from matching two main numbers and one Euro number for the smallest prize up to matching all five main numbers and both Euro numbers to win the multi-million Euro jackpot. Full details of the prize tiers and your odds of winning in each are available on the Eurojackpot Prizes page.

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Question: Can you play Eurojackpot if you do not live in a participating country?

Answer: People from all over the world can choose their Eurojackpot numbers online and try to win one of the many prizes on offer in every draw. Visit the Lotto Tickets page for more information.

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Question: If I win, how long do I have to claim a prize?

Answer: As with other multinational lotteries, the length of time that you have to claim a Eurojackpot prize is dependent on the country in which it was purchased. Players should consult their local lottery operator to find out the rules for their country.

If you played online, then you don’t need to worry – you will be contacted about your prize via email and then you can commence the claims procedure.

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Question: How old do I have to be to play Eurojackpot?

Answer: Online players must be over 18, and for those buying physical tickets the age limits change from country to country, so you will need to contact your local lottery officials to find out whether or not you can play.

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Question: Are winnings on the Eurojackpot taxable?

Answer: Tax obligations on lottery winnings vary between countries, so you should consult a financial expert in your area if you do win a substantial Eurojackpot prize.

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Question: What are the odds of winning a prize on Eurojackpot?

Answer: The odds of winning the top prize on Eurojackpot are 1 in 95,344,200, with the odds of matching two main numbers and one Euro number, the minimum required for claiming a prize, standing at 1 in 42. For a full rundown of the odds of winning, visit the Eurojackpot Prizes page.

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Question: Does the Eurojackpot have a minimum guaranteed jackpot?

Answer: The minimum Eurojackpot top prize is €10 million, but it often reaches much higher amounts due to rollovers.

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Question: Does the Eurojackpot have a rollover limit or jackpot cap?

Answer: The top prize on Eurojackpot can roll over up to €90 million. If it is not won after it reaches that amount, then the excess cash raised through ticket sales is rolled down into the second prize tier to create a “second” jackpot, which can also roll until it is won or hits €90 million. The top prize will stay at €90 million until it is won.

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Question: What is the biggest jackpot ever won on the Eurojackpot?

Answer: The biggest ever Eurojackpot prize is worth €90 million. This amount was first won by a Czech ticket holder in May 2015.

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Question: When is the next Eurojackpot draw?

Answer: Friday 20th October 2017 .

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Question: What does the Eurojackpot jackpot currently stand at?

Answer: The next Eurojackpot jackpot is estimated at €41,000,000

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Question: How much does it cost to buy a Eurojackpot ticket?

Answer: A single ticket costs €2.

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