Eurojackpot was launched as a rival to EuroMillions in March 2012 and is played by 18 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 €120 million.
The draw takes place in Helsinki, Finland at 8pm CET every Tuesday and 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.
The number of nations participating in Eurojackpot went up to 18 after Poland's introduction in September 2017.
Odds of Winning Eurojackpot
Here are the odds of winning in each Eurojackpot prize tier.
|5 numbers and 2 Euro Numbers||Jackpot (36% of prize fund)||1 : 139,838,160|
|5 numbers and 1 Euro Number||8.6%||1 : 6,991,908|
|5 numbers||4.85%||1 : 3,107,515|
|4 numbers and 2 Euro Numbers||0.8%||1 : 621,503|
|4 numbers and 1 Euro Number||1%||1 : 31,075|
|3 numbers and 2 Euro Numbers||1.1%||1 : 14,125|
|4 numbers||0.8%||1 : 13,811|
|2 numbers and 2 Euro Number||2.55%||1 : 985|
|3 numbers and 1 Euro Number||2.85%||1 : 706|
|3 numbers||5.4%||1 : 314|
|1 number and 2 Euro numbers||6.75%||1 : 188|
|2 numbers and 1 Euro number||20.30%||1 : 49|
Biggest Eurojackpot Win
As more countries have joined Eurojackpot, more people are playing the game and the prize pot has grown more quickly. The record for the largest jackpot win stands at €110 million, which went to a German player in May 2022. Several players had previously won €90 million, before the jackpot cap was increased to €120 million in March 2022.
Once the top prize hits this jackpot cap, it stays at €120 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.