EuroJackpot is a popular transnational lottery game played in 18 participating European countries. (Iceland, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia, Italy, Spain)
The price of a EuroJackpot ticket is usually €2.00, but this may vary per country. EuroJackpot draws take place once a week on Friday evenings at 20:00 Central European Time.
To enter EuroJackpot, choose five numbers between 1 and 50, plus two “Euro Numbers” between 1 and 10.
Players can also choose the “Quick Bet” option for randomly selected numbers.
EuroJackpot has a minimum guaranteed jackpot of €10 million.
There is no rollover cap, but the jackpot cap is fixed at €90 million. If the jackpot is not won when it reaches €90 million, some of the prize fund rolls down to the next tier, but the jackpot itself remains at €90 million until it is won.
The maximum €90 million jackpot has been won five times since 2015, most recently on February 7, 2020.
Odds and Prizes
The odds of winning the EuroJackpot top prize are 1 in 95,344,200, with the possibility of winning cash at 12 prize tiers in total.
The odds of winning a EuroJackpot prize are 1 in 26.
|Prize Category||Numbers Matched||Winning Odds||Winning Odds %|
5, plus 2 Euro
|1 in 95,344,200||0.000001|
5, plus 1 Euro
|1 in 5,959,012||0.00002|
|3||5||1 in 3,405,150||0.00003|
4, plus 2 Euro
|1 in 423,752||0.0002|
4, plus 1 Euro
|1 in 26,485||0.004|
|6||4||1 in 15,124||0.007|
3, plus 2 Euro
|1 in 9,632||0.01|
3, plus 1 Euro
|1 in 672||0.15|
2, plus 2 Euro
|1 in 602||0.17|
|10||3||1 in 344||0.3|
1, plus 2 Euro
|1 in 128||0.8|
2, plus 1 Euro
|1 in 42||2.4|
Payout and Taxes
Taxation of EuroJackpot lottery winnings varies from country to country, with 11 of these countries not levying any tax at all; however, players who participate in EuroJackpot online may need to pay taxes in their home country.
Jackpot winners can choose to have prizes paid out as a lump sum or as annual payments.
Who Can Play EuroJackpot
EuroJackpot tickets are available from authorized lottery retailers, as well as online in participating countries.
Players who live outside the 18 EuroJackpot participating countries can also play online via Lottery Agent websites.
History of EuroJackpot
The idea behind EuroJackpot first materialized in 2006, although the first draw did not take place until March 23, 2012, when just six countries took part.
Before October 2014, Euro Numbers were chosen from just 8 numbers rather than the 10 of today. This change had a significant impact on the odds of winning, making rollovers and higher jackpots much more frequent.