The European lotto game Eurojackpot's first draw took place on March 2012 and has become one of the most popular lotto games ever since. Today the game is being played in Germany, Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Denmark, Estonia, Slovenia, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Croatia, Czech, Hungary and Slovak. Given the fact that Eurojackpot offers large jackpots the game is at the moment one of the most popular lotto games in the world. The jackpot are anything in between 10 million and 90 million euros and the draw takes place every Friday evening.
More and more people around the word want to pursue the huge jackpots of Eurojackpot and there is a obvious reason for this phenomenon. Read below everything you need to know about Eurojackpot:
History of Eurojackpot
Even though the first draw was held only in 2012, Eurojackpot was launched already in 2006 as a way to compete with EuroMillions lottery. After receiving support from Germany, Finland, Denmark, Slovenia, Italy, the Netherlands and Estonia, Eurojackpot was officially introduced in 2011. Later in 2012 Spain joined the game and finally in 2013 also Croatia, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway and Sweden. Today Eurojackpot reaches over 240 million players from the participating countries. However, thanks to the many online lottery platforms, the lottery can be played worldwide making Eurojackpot no longer dependent on the place.
The largest Eurojackpot winners
During the short history of Eurojackpot, the biggest jackpots have been won by Finland. The biggest Eurojackpot of all times was scooped by a Finnish man in September 2014. The fortunate man gained 61 million euros with the numbers 2, 9, 17,25, 29 and Euro Numbers 3 and 5. Second biggest jackpot worth of 57 million euros was drawn in April 2014 and the winner was once again a Finnish lotto pool, consisting of ten people.
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How to play EuroJackpot?
The goal of the game is to predict as many digits as possible and win the jackpot by guessing all seven numbers correctly - five regular numbers from 1 to 50 and 2 additional Euro Numbers from a pool of 1 till 10. EuroJackpot boasts 11 winning tiers beneath the top prize. The more numbers you guess correctly, the bigger is the prize. The jackpot is being equally divided between the holders of winning tickets, meaning that more than one person can hit the jackpot. In such cases the jackpot is divided between these lucky players.
As for the regular numbers we recommend to pick numbers bigger than 31, due to the fact that most of the Eurojackpot players choose numbers based on important calendar dates, when the numbers are 31 or smaller. By choosing bigger numbers there are less chances to have to share the jackpot with anyone in the case of a win. The most often drawn regular numbers are 6, 7, 9, 22, 33 and star numbers 5, 8, 4, 7, 2.
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The chart above demonstrates the probabilities of winning. As can be seen, the probability of winning the jackpot is 1:95 million, while the probability of winning any smaller prize is 1:42, which is much higher than in many other lotto game.
How you can play Eurojackpot?
Now you can also reach for Europe's largest jackpots - Just follow the steps bellow:
1. Create an Eurolotto player account for free
2. Make a risk-free deposit and choose your Eurojackpot ticket / tickets
3. If you don't win with your first ticket, we will return the full value of your ticket to your player account
4. The EuroJackpot prize draw takes place weekly on Friday nights at 19:00 CET.
5. All wins are payed out tax-free
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