EuroJackpot Lottery launched in March 2012 as a trans-European lottery. The new European Lottery game got proposed as a competitor to the EuroMillions Lottery game. Although not as widespread or as popular as Euromillions, the Euro Jackpot Lottery is increasingly played, particularly by online lottery players.
This pan-European Lottery has better winning odds than the much-celebrated EuroMillions and is gaining popularity with lottery players in Northern and Southern Europe. However, even if it pays out more often, EuroMillions remains the most significant Lottery in Europe. Because it pays out more often, the lottery jackpot does not reach the levels of its celebrated lottery cousin.
EuroJackpot Lottery Countries
Lottery Officials from Denmark, Finland, Germany, Italy, Netherlands and Slovenia completed negotiations for the EuroJackpot proposal in November 2011 in Amsterdam. Estonia only decided to take part in the EuroJackpot only after these discussions. As a result, lottery tickets for the first-ever EuroJackpot Lottery draw went on sale on 17th March 2012. The first draw took place six days later, on 23rd March 2012.
Spain Joins the EuroJackpot Lottery
In June 2012, Spain joined this Euro Lottery game, marketed by an NGO called ONCE. More European countries will start participating in future too. It would be great for the Euro Jackpot lottery as jackpot totals will also increase in size. Currently, 18 different countries take part in this pan-European lottery game.
EuroJackpot Base Jackpot
Currently, the Euro Jackpot Lottery starts with a €10 million top prize; this can roll over up to €90 million. Therefore, the odds of winning this jackpot are 1:59,325,280.
Playing the Euro Jackpot Lottery is a simple selection process, as with all lotteries. Pick five lottery numbers out of 50, select two bonus numbers out of 8 and win prizes for matching numbers with those drawn during the lotto game.
There are 12 Euro Jackpot lottery prize levels for various matched numbers combinations. The EuroJackpot offers players the best odds in the lottery games market, not to mention some of the biggest cash prizes.
EuroJackpot Lottery Draw
Euro Jackpot lottery draw is at 9:00 pm every Friday in Helsinki, Finland and 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. Be sure to check the results here!