EuroJackpot was launched as a rival to EuroMillions in March 2012 and is played by 16 nations across Europe. The jackpot starts at €10 million but often rises much higher due to rollovers and is allowed to build to a maximum of €90 million, which happened for the first time in May 2015. The entire jackpot was won a player from the Czech Republic.
The draw takes place in Helsinki, Finland at 21:00 EET every Friday and players have to match five main numbers from 50 in addition to two Euro numbers from 1 to 10 in order to win the multimillion Euro jackpot. In all there are 12 prize tiers with cash prizes being awarded by matching anything from two main numbers and one Euro number upwards.
Odds of Winning EuroJackpot
EuroJackpot was designed to have better odds of winning than EuroMillions but with lower jackpots. Here are the odds for each EuroJackpot prize tier:
|5 numbers and 2 Euro Numbers||Jackpot (22% of prize fund)||1 : 95,344,200|
|5 numbers and 1 Euro Number||5%||1 : 5,959,013|
|5 numbers||1.3%||1 : 3,405,150|
|4 numbers and 2 Euro Numbers||1.2%||1 : 423,752|
|4 numbers and 1 Euro Number||0.95%||1 : 26,485|
|4 numbers||0.60%||1 : 15,134|
|3 numbers and 2 Euro Numbers||0.85%||1 : 9,631|
|2 numbers and 2 Euro Number||4.1%||1 : 672|
|3 numbers and 1 Euro Number||3.6%||1 : 602|
|3 numbers||3.45%||1 : 344|
|1 number and 2 Euro numbers||12%||1 : 128|
|2 numbers and 1 Euro number||22.95%||1 : 42|
Biggest EuroJackpot Win
As more countries have signed up to play EuroJackpot, more people are playing the game and therefore, the prize pot has grown too. The largest jackpot win to date came on Friday 12th September 2014, when a Finnish ticket holder scooped €61.1 million by matching all five main numbers and two Euro numbers drawn.