Euro Jackpot Lottery launched in March 2012 as a new trans European lottery. The new European Lottery game was proposed a few years ago as a competitor to the EuroMillions Lottery game.
This new pan European Lottery has higher winning odds than the much celebrated EuroMillions, and is gaining popularity with lottery players in Northern and Southern Europe.
Euro Jackpot Lottery Countries
Lottery Officials from Denmark, Finland, Germany, Italy, Netherlands and Slovenia completed negotiations for the Euro Jackpot proposal in November 2011 in Amsterdam.
Estonia decided to take part in the Euro Jackpot only after these discussions.Lottery tickets for the first ever Euro Jackpot Lottery draw went on sale from 17th March 2012.
The first draw took place 6 days later, on the 23rd of March 2012.
In June 2012, Spain joined the Euro Jackpot Lottery game, marketed by an NGO called ONCE.
More European countries will start participating in future too. This would be great for the Euro Jackpot lottery as the jackpot totals will then increase in size as well.
Currently Euro Jackpot starts off with a €10 million top prize,this can roll over all the way up to €90 million. The odds of winning this jackpot are 1:59,325,280.
Playing Euro Jackpot Lottery is simple. Just pick 5 numbers out of 50 and then pick 2 bonus numbers out of 8 and win prizes for matching these with those drawn during the game.
There are 12 Euro Jackpot lottery prize levels in which cash is won for various combinations of numbers matched.
Euro Jackpot offers players the best odds, and not to mention some of the biggest cash prizes, in the lottery games market.
The Euro Jackpot lottery draw takes place at 9:00 pm every Friday in Helsinki, Finland and the prizes are calculated and evaluated in Germany and Denmark.
The winning Euro Jackpot numbers are announced online two hours after the draw at 11:00 pm.