Eurojackpot is a multinational lotto that has a guaranteed weekly jackpot of 10 million euros. The draw takes place every Friday evening, at 21:00 local time in, Helsinki Finland.
Eurojackpot can extend up to 90 million euros and you can buy tickets and participate from 18 different countries. In addition you can also buy tickets online, from anywhere! Get yours and participate in the action to win the jackpot and other prizes.
The biggest ever wins are full jackpots of 90 million, and hundreds of wins of over 10 million euros. While the participation of different countries to Eurojackpot increases – people from all around the world can also participate and buy tickets online.
How to play Eurojackpot lotto
Eurojackpot is a relatively new lottery and the ticket sales have been available throughout its history both online and in regular ticket shops. Playing is easy and you can buy tickets in ticket shops across all the countries that offer the lottery or as well online.
How much is the Eurojackpot jackpot?
The jackpot can range from anywhere between 10 and 90 million euros. Read here how the jackpot is calculated.
How to buy tickets to Eurojackpot?
Easiest way to buy Eurojackpot tickets is through online lottery providers. You can of course buy tickets from the ticket shops of the local national lotteries. One ticket costs 2 euros (note: price can differ in different countries) and there is no maximum number of tickets one can buy.
Just remember that you need to be at least 18 years old – and the same rule applies online as well.
What kind of lottery is Eurojackpot and how are the winners determined?
One ticket consist of 7 different numbers. First of all, you choose 5 numbers out 50 main draw numbers. In addition of these numbers, you need to choose 2 out of 10 of so called supplementary numbers.
Supplementary numbers in Eurojackpot are also called “star” numbers. So in total every ticket has 7 numbers. Want to win the jackpot? Just match the 5 main and 2 supplementary / star numbers correctly in the draw and you’re the winner!
In total, there is 12 winning tiers, starting from the lowest win of hitting a “2+1”. This means that you match 2 main draw numbers and 1 supplementary (or star) number. The probability to win the 2+1 is 1 out of 42 (2.38%).
How is the jackpot determined?
The jackpot starts from 10 Million euros. As a result if no one wins the jackpot, it will will roll over to the next draw. This happens until jackpot reaches 90 million euros.
This means that some other lotteries, like the EuroMillions and Powerball will have bigger jackpots, due to the fact that there are no caps to the jackpot size. On the other hand, some lotteries have fixed jackpots. For example, the WorldMillions Lotto which has a jackpot of 100 million each week. On the other side it means that Eurojackpot offers better chances to win millions!
What are the odds of winning the Eurojackpot?
The odds of winning the jackpot is 1 out of 95.34 million. This compares pretty well to other lottery jackpots, where hitting the jackpot is even harder.
The 12 different winning categories, starting from 2+1 also means that Eurojackpot pays winnings more than other jackpot lotteries.
History of Eurojackpot
Current format and jackpot odds have been in place since October 2014. After other multinational lotteries became very popular the initiative to start Eurojackpot came to be in 2016.
First tickets started selling in 2012, with 7 different countries participating. Eurojackpot is currently living its peak time, with 18 different countries taking part. You can buy offline tickets to Eurojackpot from following countries:
- Czech Republic
Your odds of winning the jackpot are small – let’s be honest. However, there must be things that are even more unlikely, right? Every year 90 people get struck by lightning – which makes winning the jackpot 50 times more likely than this odd and horrible thing.
It is also quite unique how the draw works. Usually in lotteries the numbers are drawn from the same pool of numbers. But in Eurojackpot the main numbers are 5 out 50 and star numbers 2 from 10. So you can quite easily hit the star numbers. But it is very difficult for anybody to match more than a few of the main numbers. Probability for you to have one main number correct is 2% while you have 10% chance of hitting one star number.