Eurojackpot, a number lottery, has been in existence since 2012 and is played in seventeen participating European countries. These countries currently include Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Netherlands, Italy, Slovenia, Spain, Norway, Sweden, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, and Slovakia.
The jackpot starts at €10,000,000 and can reach up to €90,000,000. The objective is to correctly guess 5 numbers out of 50, plus two additional numbers out of 10. The lottery drawing is held every Friday in Helsinki, and the winners are determined in the USA and Denmark.
How to Participate in Eurojackpot
Participating in the Eurojackpot can be done through various methods, both online and offline.
You can manually choose your numbers or opt for the ‘Quick Pick’ option, which randomly generates numbers. If you’re unsatisfied with the selection, you can easily delete and get new numbers.
The Eurojackpot features 12 prize levels. The jackpot, set at $10 million, is won by the person matching all 5 main numbers and both Euro numbers in the draw. If there are no winning numbers, the jackpot rolls over to the next draw until it reaches $90 million.
Lottery tickets are available for purchase online or through authorized retail outlets in participating countries.
Buying tickets online is the easiest and safest method. The betting slips are stored in your account, automatically checked for winning numbers, and eliminate the risk of losing the slip. If you win, you are promptly notified, and the winnings are deposited into your account for either cashing out or using in other lotteries.
The seven winning numbers for the Eurojackpot are drawn every Friday at 9 pm in Helsinki and promptly announced, along with the corresponding prizes. The winning numbers from previous draws can be found on the winnings page.
To win a prize, a minimum of 3 numbers must match, including the first 5 numbers drawn and a number from the Euro number field. The jackpot is awarded to anyone who matches all 5 numbers and the last two numbers on their betting slip.
Distribution of the Jackpot
As mentioned earlier, if the jackpot is not won, it carries over to the next draw, with a maximum prize of 90 million euros. If the jackpot remains unclaimed after 13 draws, the amount is distributed among the other 11 prize categories, as these prizes are also offered in the same lottery.
Depending on whether you bought your ticket at a physical lottery location or played online, you will be notified. Those who purchased their ticket online receive immediate notification of any winnings, while tickets bought in person must be manually checked and collected from a lottery store first.