There are a number of reasons. Compared with other multi-national games, like EuroMillions, EuroJackpot has more favourable odds of winning the jackpot. That’s in addition to the strong odds it has of winning any prize at all.
Secondly, it follows a well-known game format, so even if you’ve never played it before, it’s easy to understand.
In addition to all of that, because EuroJackpot is present in so many European countries, if you live in a European country that doesn’t participate, travelling to collect a big win is far less hassle than if you had to travel all the way to America for a Powerball or Mega Millions win.
EuroJackpot is a pan-European lottery with draws taking place in Helsinki every Friday at 21:00 EET (20:00 CET) with a top jackpot of €90 million.
You can play EuroJackpot online or, if you live in one of the 18 participating countries, from your local ticket agent. Participating EuroJackpot countries currently include Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden.
To win, you must match five numbers from a pot of 50 and two Euronumbers from a pot of 10. With the odds of winning the jackpot at approximately 1 in 95 million, it is much easier to win EuroJackpot than in other big-money European lotteries such as EuroMillions, where the odds of winning the big prize are a considerable 1 in 139.8 million.
Once it's won, the jackpot fund resets to a guaranteed minimum of €10 million, and there is a total of 11 lower-prize tiers, with values ranging from about €5 to €500,000 or more. EuroJackpot has created many millionaires, who have matched five of the main numbers and one of the two Euronumbers.
The overall odds of winning any prize on EuroJackpot are 1 in 26.
Players who are not in one of the 18 participating European countries can easily play EuroJackpot online via a lottery service. We work with carefully selected lottery ticket partners who offer a reliable and trusted service. This approved international method means you can buy tickets from anywhere in the world, even if your country does not take part in EuroJackpot. Playing online means you benefit from having an electronic ticket, so there's no chance of losing it when it comes to claiming your prize.