Europe's Newest Lottery
The decision to launch the latest pan-European lottery EuroJackpot was made in Amsterdam, with nine national lottery companies cooperating from the outset (compared to just three for the EuroMillions in 2004!). Seven more joined until February 2013. The cooperating countries have pooled together for a maximum payout of €90 million (approx. $125 million), and a respectable €10 million (approx. $14 million) minimum. Find articles about the EuroJackpot in our EuroJackpot Lotto Magazine.
|Draw Day||Draw Time||Minimum Jackpot||Maximum Jackpot||Jackpot Odds||Prize Divisions|
|Friday||9pm EET||€10 million (approx. $14 million)||€90 million (approx. $125 million)||1 : 95,344,200||12|
The EuroJackpot is the first major competitor to the EuroMillions lottery, which was launched way back in 2004. EuroMillions is still significantly larger than the EuroJackpot, with its maximum prize of €190 million (approx. $267 million). However, it is worth noting that the odds of winning the EuroJackpot are better than winning the EuroMillions; EuroMillions odds are worse than the EuroJackpot (1 in 95 million for the EuroJackpot, versus 1 in 139 million).
When Can I Participate in the EuroJackpot?
The first EuroJackpot draw took place in March 2012. The EuroJackpot draw is now a regular event, with draws scheduled for every Friday evening in Europe. You can get your EuroJackpot ticket right here at Lottoland®, and who knows, you might be the next EuroJackpot millionaire!
How Much Does the EuroJackpot Cost to Play?
One standard game (i.e. a completed box on the lottery ticket) for the EuroJackpot costs $3.
When Is the EuroJackpot Draw?
The draw for the EuroJackpot Lottery takes place every Friday 9pm EET (4am AEST/6am AEDT) in Helsinki, Finland. As the interest in the lottery grows, it is possible that a second draw date will be added in the future.
What Is a Subscription?
Subscriptions remove the hassle of buying repeat lines and the fear of missing out on that big jackpot win. Our Subscription feature allows you to set up a running bet or bets on a given lottery draw. The subscription is open ended and will run for as long as you want it too. You can opt out at any time and cancel the subscription in your player account.
Please find more information here: How to cancel a subscription
What Does "Participation: When Jackpot Is" mean?
This option allows you to only participate when the jackpot is a set amount or higher. So if you choose $7 million, you will only enter the next draw when the jackpot is at a minimum of $7 million.
Which Countries Are Participating in the EuroJackpot?
Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden participate in the EuroJackpot Lottery.
What Is the Jackpot Format?
The EuroJackpot is a 5 from 50 plus 2 out of 10 stars (supplementary numbers) format lottery. To win the jackpot, you need to match the 5+2 numbers drawn.
What Are the Prizes?
The organisers of the EuroJackpot guarantee a minimum prize pool of €10 million (approx. $14 million). The maximum jackpot is set to a massive €90 million (approx. $125 million)!
The EuroJackpot is run cooperatively by nine different European countries, allowing the organisers to pool the prize pool and keep costs down. All of these factors combined allow for the high jackpots, and it is estimated that the jackpot will be won every three to four weeks.
What Are the EuroJackpot Prize Divisions?
The EuroJackpot is a 5+2 number format lottery. The more numbers you match with the drawn numbers, the higher the prize division that you qualify for. You can win the jackpot, prize division 1, by matching all of the draw numbers i.e. 5+2 numbers.
The total lottery prize money is divided into 12 divisions. The split of prize money into these divisions is shown below:
|Prize division||Odds||Share of the total prize money|
|1 (5 + 2)||1 : 95,344,200||36.00%|
|2 (5 + 1)||1 : 5,959,013||8.50%|
|3 (5 + 0)||1 : 3,405,150||3.00%|
|4 (4 + 2)||1 : 423,752||1.00%|
|5 (4 + 1)||1 : 26,485||0.90%|
|6 (4 + 0)||1 : 15,134||0.70%|
|7 (3 + 2)||1 : 9,631||0.60%|
|8 (2 + 2)||1 : 672||3.10%|
|9 (3 + 1)||1 : 602||3.00%|
|10 (3 + 0)||1 : 344||4.30%|
|11 (1 + 2)||1 : 128||7.80%|
|12 (2 + 1)||1 : 42||19.10%|
What Are the Differences Between the EuroJackpot and EuroMillions Lotteries?
EuroJackpot and EuroMillions are offered in different countries. Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden are participating in the EuroJackpot lottery, although this list may expand in the future. These countries have a population of 265 million inhabitants, which is more than the EuroMillions which is today offered to over 200 million inhabitants, however this was not always the case. The EuroMillions was initially launched in just three countries: France, Britain, and Spain. Since then, residents from Austria, Belgium, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Portugal, Serbia and Switzerland have also joined the EuroMillions lottery pool.
The EuroMillions and EuroJackpot are actually pretty similar in terms of format: for the EuroMillions, one must choose 5 numbers out of a range of 1 to 50 plus 2 supplementary (Star) numbers between 1 to 12, while the EuroJackpot only has a supplementary number range between 1 to 10. This seemingly tiny difference has a huge impact on the odds of winning however; the probability to win the EuroJackpot is approximately twice as high. The cost for a EuroJackpot ticket is $3, while the EuroMillions ticket costs $5.
Odds and prizes: both the EuroMillions and EuroJackpot offer multi-million Euro jackpots for those lucky enough to pick the right numbers. As with all lotteries, the more numbers drawn that match your ticket, the higher your profits. EuroJackpot has a minimum jackpot size of €10 million (approx. $14 million) whereas EuroMillions' minimum jackpot is €17 million (approx. $25 million). The EuroMillions really comes into its own with the maximum payout being a massive €190 million (approx. $267 million) while the EuroJackpot caps out at €90 million (approx. $125 million). Here are the probabilities of winning compared:
EuroJackpot: 1 to 95 million
EuroMillions: 1 to 139 million
The EuroJackpot and EuroMillions draws: the EuroMillions lottery was launched in 2004 with one draw a week, and has since grown to two weekly draws on Tuesdays and Fridays in Paris. For now, the EuroJackpot has one weekly draw on Fridays, but this may be increased in the future.
How Do I Get My Lotto Winnings?
As a Lottoland® player you will be automatically informed of results and any winnings will be credited to the balance of your Lottoland® user account automatically. You then have the option of using these winnings to play more games, or you can withdraw the money to your bank account.
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