Eurojackpot was launched as a rival to EuroMillions in March 2012 and is played by 17 nations across Europe, with Poland joining in September 2017. 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.
The draw takes place in Helsinki, Finland at 8pm CET every Friday and players have to match five main numbers from 50 in addition to two Euro numbers from 1 to 10 if they are 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
Here are the odds of winning in 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 joined Eurojackpot, more people are playing the game and the weekly prize pot has grown more quickly. The record for the largest jackpot win stands at €90 million, which is the maximum award possible, and a prize of this amount has been given away multiple times. It first happened in May 2015, when the entire jackpot was won by a player from the Czech Republic.
Once the top prize hits this jackpot cap, it stays at €90 million until someone matches all seven numbers, with additional funds that would have boosted the jackpot rolling down to be shared equally among the players in the next prize tier.