EuroJackpot Game

EuroJackpot

Latest Result

15 Oct 2021
2 6 8 21 25
EuroNumbers
6 9
€10 Million 0x Rollover

Current Jackpot

€10 Million

Next Draw Countdown

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In a Word

The biggest lottery in terms of participants, EuroJackpot has 18 different European countries all offering their players the chance to win €90 million.

The odds of winning that huge amount are very favourable, and if it’s variety you’re after, you’ll be pleased to know that, because of supplementary games and add-ons, the game you play in one country will be slightly different from the game you play in another!

Vital EuroJackpot Information

Cost per EuroJackpot ticket

Local €2
Online €2-5.75

*Playing through a third-party retailer may cost more to cover administration costs.

Draw Days Fridays
Draw Time 9pm EET
Sales Stop 8pm EET

Jackpot Size

Starting €10 Million
Maximum €90 Million
*Supplementary Games

Varies from country to country

Some countries such as Iceland and Latvia offer the Joker game.

Odds and Prizes

EuroJackpot offers plenty of ways to win, reasonable overall odds and good jackpot odds. You can find details of each below.

Overall Odds 1 in 26
Ways to Win 12
Jackpot Odds 1 in 95,344,200

How To Play At A Glance

Important Info

Legal age to play

18+

Prize Claim Period

Up to 3 Years

Prize Tax Requirements

Varies

Country of Origin

Finland

Operator

Varies

Can Winners Remain Anonymous?

Yes

Can Syndicates Play?

Yes

Advance Draws

Varies

Likes and Dislikes

How To Play EuroJackpot

Main Draw

Choose five main draw numbers from 1-50, and two supplementary numbers from 1-10.

Choose your Numbers

Pick the numbers yourself or have the computer randomly generate them for you.

Draws

Select how many draws you would like to enter in advance (this differs from country to country).

Supplementary Games

In some countries, you will also have the option to enter supplementary games for an additional fee.

Payment

Players can usually set up a Direct Debit with the lottery operator in the country they are playing from. International players can usually do the same with third-party retailers.

Prizes and Odds of Winning

The table below shows the number of balls players must match to win a prize, the odds of matching those balls, and what percentage of the prize fund is attributed to that prize tier:

Match Prize Percentage Odds
5 + 2 36% 1 in 95,344,200
5 +1 8.5% 1 in 5,959,013
5 3% 1 in 3,405,150
4 +2 1% 1 in 423,752
4 + 1 0.9% 1 in 26,485
4 0.7% 1 in 15,134
3 + 2 0.6% 1 in 9,631
2 + 2 3.1% 1 in 672
3 + 1 3% 1 in 602
3 4.3% 1 in 344
1 + 2 7.8% 1 in 128
2 + 1 19.10% 1 in 42

Payment Options

"Prizes are paid out as a lump sum"

EuroJackpot prizes are paid out as a lump sum, so whether you match just three numbers or all seven to scoop the jackpot, you receive your winnings in one go. Unlike some large American lotteries such as Powerball, the jackpot you see is the jackpot you get.

The prize-claim process will differ depending on the country you are playing from, and whether you have purchased a retail ticket or entered online.

Prizes smaller than €500

For retail tickets, small prizes of around €500 can usually be claimed from official retailers or lottery offices. Prizes over that amount often require a claim form and must be claimed at the lottery’s headquarters.

When you play online

For online tickets, it is a similar process, with smaller wins (usually up to €2,500) paid directly into your online lottery wallet or bank account, with prizes over that amount requiring players to fill out a claim form and visit the lottery’s headquarters.

For specific information on how to claim your prize, we recommend contacting the lottery through which you purchased your ticket. If you are playing through a trusted third-party retailer, it’s best to contact their customer services team in the event of a win.

EuroJackpot History

  • March 2005

    • The success of the EuroMillions, which launched the year before, catches the eye of several European countries and development work begins on a new multinational lottery.
  • June 2011

    • After six years of planning and development, an agreement to launch the EuroJackpot is signed in Helsinki, Finland.
  • March 2012

    • First EuroJackpot draw takes place on Friday 23rd.
    • Six countries take part; Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, the Netherlands and Slovenia all sell tickets for the draw.
  • April 2012

    • Italy joins the EuroJackpot after rectifying licensing issues that meant it couldn’t participate in the inaugural draw.
  • June 2012

    • Spain joins, taking the total number of participating countries to eight.
  • February 2013

    • Number of participating countries increases to 14 as Croatia, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway and Sweden join the lottery.
    • Consecutive jackpot rollover limit of 12 is removed, but jackpots are now capped at €90 million.
  • October 2014

    • The pool of supplementary numbers increases from 8 to 10, changing the odds of winning the jackpot from 1 in 59,325,280 to 1 in 95,344,200.
    • The Czech Republic and Hungary join.
  • October 2015

    • Slovakia joins the EuroJackpot, taking the total number of participating countries to 17.
  • September 2017

    • Poland becomes the 18th country to join the EuroJackpot lottery.

FAQs

How many countries participate in the EuroJackpot?

18 in total: Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden.

Where do EuroJackpot draws take place?

In Helsinki, Finland, every Friday at 9:00pm EET. Ticket sales close one hour before at 8:00pm EET.

How much does a EuroJackpot ticket cost?

€2 per ticket when bought through an official lottery retailer in one of the participating countries.

How much does a EuroJackpot ticket cost online?

If purchased through one of the official lottery websites, it’s still €2.

EuroJackpot tickets purchased through a third-party retailer often cost a little bit more to cover administration fees. It’s also worth noting that most third-party retailers require you to play a certain number of lines to place an order.

How old do I have to be to play EuroJackpot?

18+, except in Estonia where it is 16+. The minimum age to play via third-party retailers is usually 18+.

Those over the minimum age cannot purchase a ticket on behalf of an underage player.

Why should I play EuroJackpot?

It is one of the easiest games to play but still offers substantial jackpots.

To play, simply pick five main draw balls from 1-50 and two supplementary balls from 1-10. Match all five main numbers and the two supplementary numbers to win the jackpot.

Are there any supplementary games?

Some participating countries offer supplementary games that can be played for an additional fee. For example, a Joker game is offered in Iceland and Latvia. These games are not normally offered to those playing via third-party retailers.

How many balls do I have to match to win a prize?

Two main numbers and one supplementary number. The odds of doing this are 1 in 42. The overall odds of winning a prize are 1 in 26.

Does the EuroJackpot offer big prizes?

Yes, the main jackpot is capped at €90 million. If the jackpot rolls over past that amount, the additional funds are diverted to the Match 5 + 1 category, which is also capped at €90 million.

What are the odds of winning the jackpot?

1 in 95,344,200. These are better than the odds of winning the EuroMillions, which are 1 in 139,838,160.

What is the largest EuroJackpot win to date?

The largest jackpot win is €90 million, due to the limit in place.

A player from the Czech Republic was the first to win the €90 million jackpot on 15th May 2015.

Can winners remain anonymous?

Yes. Jackpot winners can choose whether to go public with their win or to remain anonymous.

If you do win big, we recommend you think carefully about whether you wish to share this news with the world, and what repercussions it may have.

What is the difference between EuroJackpot and EuroMillions?

There are several differences, but the most significant is the jackpots and the regularity at which they pay out. The EuroJackpot offers smaller payouts, but, in theory, should pay out more regularly than EuroMillions.

Other differences include game format, number of draws per week, supplementary games offered, the odds of winning a prize and the odds of winning the jackpot. While these differences are subtle, they make for two very different games.

Do residents and non-residents pay tax on winnings?

Some countries may require their citizens to pay tax on any lottery prize over a certain amount.

If you’re playing through a third-party retailer, you may have to pay tax on your prize twice. Once for the country where your ticket was purchased and then again if your home country imposes any tax requirements, too.

It’s always best to check with your local tax authority in the event of a big win to see what your liabilities are.

Can a syndicate share a EuroJackpot win?

Yes. Friends, family and work colleagues can join together and share a win. Syndicate play is also offered by most third-party retailers.

Tickets must still be purchased by an individual, so we suggest creating a syndicate agreement. Each member signs and retains a copy.

How long do I have to claim my prize?

It varies from country to country. In Latvia, you’d have just 30 days, while in some German states it can be up to three years.

You can usually find the prize claim period on the back of your ticket. If not, contact the lottery you are playing through for more information.

Does the EuroJackpot support any good causes?

Yes, the lottery supports countless good causes right across Europe. To find out more about the charities and projects supported in your country, contact your official lottery operator.