Eurojackpot To Bring In Changes on 25th March

The 18-nation game Eurojackpot is set for a major update from 25th March, including the introduction of a second weekly draw and an increase in the maximum jackpot.

Eurojackpot To Bring In Changes on 25th March

Launched in March 2012, Eurojackpot has largely followed the same format ever since, although the number of participating countries has steadily increased over the years after beginning with just seven.

To mark its 10-year anniversary, the lottery operators involved in the running of the game have decided to introduce a number of changes to keep Eurojackpot as attractive as possible.

A new Tuesday draw will come in alongside the existing Friday draw, with the first one scheduled for 31st March. This update will provide players with twice as many chances to take part.

The jackpot will continue to grow from draw to draw if it is not won, so it is sure to increase more quickly. It will be able to climb as high as €120 million, up from €90 million, so the first nine-figure payout could be just months away.

Eurojackpot has had a limit of €90 million since February 2013, and this jackpot cap has been reached multiple times over the past decade.

It will become trickier to win the jackpot from 25th March, with the matrix changing slightly and the odds shifting.

Instead of picking two Euro numbers from 1 to 10, it will change to picking two Euro numbers from 1 to 12. You still have to select five main numbers from 1 to 50. The odds of winning the jackpot will therefore change from 1 in 95,344,200 to 1 in 139,838,160.

The average payout in each of the 12 categories is expected to increase, while the cost of a ticket will remain the same in each country. 

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