EuroJackpot draws are pulled from two separate pools of numbers. The first is to choose five main EuroJackpot numbers from a pool of 1 to 50 numbers and the second is to choose two numbers, called “Euronumbers”, from a pool of 1 to 10.
You can win on the lowest prize tier by matching two numbers and one Euronumber, while in order to win the jackpot you will need to match all five numbers and both Euronumbers.
EuroJackpot has a total of 12 prize tiers, with the total prize money divided between them according to fixed percentages.
The minimum jackpot pool is guaranteed at €10 million, while the maximum payout is set at an upper limit of €90 million.
|Balls Matched||Odds||Typical Prize||Percentage of Prize Fund|
|5 + 2||1 in 95,344,200||€10-90 million||36%|
|5 + 1||1 in 5,959,013||€250,000-1 million (or more!)||8.5%|
|5 + 0||1 in 3,405,150||€200-300,000||3%|
|4 + 2||1 in 423,752||€2-5,000||1%|
|4 + 1||1 in 26,485||€300-500||0.9%|
|4 + 0||1 in 15,134||€100-200||0.7%|
|3 + 2||1 in 9,631||€30-70||0.6%|
|2 + 2||1 in 672||€15-30||3.1%|
|3 + 1||1 in 602||€15-20||3%|
|3 + 0||1 in 344||€10-15||4.3%|
|1 + 2||1 in 128||€7-10||7.8%|
|2 + 1||1 in 42||€5-8||19.10%|
EuroJackpot prizes are based on the total prize fund which includes the minimum guaranteed jackpot fund of €10 million, plus any rollovers and new ticket sales up to a maximum jackpot of €90 million.
At each of the 12 possible payout tiers, a smaller pool is set as a percentage of the overall prize fund. This fund is then shared out between everyone who matches the corresponding number of balls. That means if lots of people win in your tier, the payout will be smaller - but if you're the only winner, you get the entire fund for that tier.
Because the prizes are calculated each week as a percentage of the total, it means most prizes will be bigger in draws when the jackpot has rolled over several times in a row. For instance, if you are the only Tier 2 winner in any week, you are likely to win over €1 million, whereas if 3-5 people share that tier's prize, you'll walk away with €200,000 - €300,000 instead.
The table above shows some of the typical prize payouts you might expect if you win on a particular tier, as well as how much each prize tier takes from the prize fund as a percentage.
While different European countries play the same EuroJackpot game, they do not all necessarily operate the same prize claim period.
Below you will find a table featuring each participating country and their respective prize claim deadline. If you think you have a winning ticket, make sure you consult the table to see how long you have left until your prize expires.
|Country||Prize Claim Period|
|Czech Republic||365 days|
|The Netherlands||1 year|
|Norway||No claim period|
|Sweden||No claim period*|
* Denmark: prizes below 200 kroner have a three-month claim date. Prizes including and above 200 kroner must be claimed in a year.
* Finland: players must wait three weeks before claiming a prize including and over €20,000.
* Italy: prizes over €10 million have a three-year claim date.
* Latvia: any prize over €10 million will need to be claimed within three years of the draw date.
* Poland: prizes below €10 million must be claimed in 60 days. Prizes including and above €10 million must be claimed in 28 months of the draw date.
* Sweden: prizes not claimed within 30 days will be sent to the player’s account. If the prize is over 1 million kronor, the lottery contacts the player directly.