The 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 euros and can reach up to 90,000,000 euros. 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 the Eurojackpot
There are several ways to participate in the Eurojackpot, both online and offline.
You can choose your own numbers manually or have them randomly generated by a ‘Quick Pick’ option. If you don’t like the numbers provided, you can delete them and get new ones.
The Eurojackpot has 12 prize levels. The person who matches all 5 main numbers and both Euro numbers in the draw wins a share of the $10 million jackpot. If no one has the winning numbers, the jackpot rolls over to the next draw until it reaches $90 million.
Lottery tickets can be purchased online or through authorized retail outlets in any of the participating countries.
Buying tickets online is the easiest and safest way to play, as the betting slips are stored in the account and automatically checked for the winning numbers. It also eliminates the risk of losing the betting slip. If you win in a draw, you will be notified immediately and the winnings will be paid out to your account to either be cashed out or used for other lotteries.
The seven winning numbers are drawn every Friday at 9pm in Helsinki and immediately announced along with the corresponding prizes. On the winnings page, you can also find the winning numbers from previous draws.
To win a prize, a minimum of 3 numbers must match, which should include 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.
The distribution of the jackpot
As mentioned before, if the jackpot is not won, it will be carried over to the next draw, up to a maximum prize of 90 million euros. If the jackpot is still not won after 13 draws, the amount will be 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 will receive immediate notification of any winnings, while tickets bought in person must be manually checked and collected from a lottery store first.