EuroJackpot is the second pan-European lottery worth your attention. With a jackpot cap of €90 million, it is EuroMillions’ greatest contender. The game is played in 18 European countries, but you can play EuroJackpot online from wherever you are on theLotter, the world’s leading lottery messenger service.
How do you play EuroJackpot?
Playing the EuroJackpot is easy. All you have to do is pick 5 main numbers from 1 to 50 and 2 Euro Numbers from 1 to 10. To win the first prize in the EuroJackpot, you have to match all the main numbers and both Euro Numbers.
When Are the EuroJackpot Draws?
The EuroJackpot is drawn once a week in Helsinki. The official draw takes place on Friday evenings at 21:00 (Helsinki Time – GMT+2). When you play EuroJackpot online, you can buy your tickets up to a few hours before the draw. Sign up to get reminders to make sure you play on time or you can set up a EuroJackpot subscription and never miss another draw!
Where Is EuroJackpot Played?
The EuroJackpot has 18 participating countries – Croatia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden.
That’s twice as many countries as the EuroMillions, which only has 9 – Austria, Belgium, France, Ireland, Luxembourg, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. But, you don’t have to choose. When you buy your tickets online, you can play both the EuroJackpot and the EuroMillions from anywhere in the world.
What Is the First Prize in the EuroJackpot?
The first prize begins at a guaranteed €10 million and it is increased every time there is a rollover. The jackpot cap in the game is €90 million, which means that the first prize can’t get any higher than this.
When the EuroJackpot first prize gets to €90 million, it will stay at this amount until this is won. In the following draws, all the ticket-sales funds for the jackpot are moved to the second prize, which will then increase with every rollover. The rules stipulate that the second prize can grow until it reaches the €90 million cap. Up to this point, however, there is no precedent for this.
What Are the EuroJackpot Secondary Prizes?
There are 12 prize categories in the EuroJackpot lottery. Except for the jackpot which has a minimum and maximum amount, EuroJackpot prizes are not fixed at specific amounts.
Each prize is allotted a quota of the total prize fund, which means that prizes differ according to ticket sales. All the prizes in the game are pari-mutuel. They will be split evenly between all the winners of that prize category. In the table below, you can see the full prize list for the EuroJackpot.
|1st||⚪⚪⚪⚪⚪ + 🟡🟡||36%||€10-90,000,000||1 in 95,344,200|
|2nd||⚪⚪⚪⚪⚪ + 🟡||8.5%||€250–1,000,000||1 in 5,959,013|
|3rd||⚪⚪⚪⚪⚪||3%||€200-300,000||1 in 3,405,150|
|4th||⚪⚪⚪⚪ + 🟡🟡||1%||€2-5,000||1 in 423,752|
|5th||⚪⚪⚪⚪ + 🟡||0.9%||€300-500||1 in 26,485|
|6th||⚪⚪⚪⚪||0.7%||€100-200||1 in 15,134|
|7th||⚪⚪⚪ + 🟡🟡||0.6%||€30-70||1 in 9,631|
|8th||⚪⚪ + 🟡🟡||3.1%||€15-30||1 in 672|
|9th||⚪⚪⚪ + 🟡||3.0%||€15-20||1 in 602|
|10th||⚪⚪⚪||4.3%||€10-15||1 in 344|
|11th||⚪ + 🟡🟡||7.8%||€7-10||1 in 128|
|12th||⚪⚪ + 🟡||19.10%||€5-8||1 in 42|
What Are the Taxes Paid on EuroJackpot Winnings?
The amount of taxes one has to pay when winning EuroJackpot prizes depends on the country where the ticket was purchased. In 11 countries EuroJackpot winnings are tax-free. These countries are: Slovakia, Sweden, Norway, Lithuania, Latvia, Iceland, Germany, Finland, Estonia, Denmark, and the Czech Republic. In the other 7 EuroJackpot countries, different taxation laws apply:
|Spain||20% for prizes exceeding €20,000|
|Croatia||Prizes up to HRK750 (around €100) are free of taxes; above this threshold, Eurojackpot prizes are subject to taxation (10 – 30%)|
|Slovenia||15% for prizes exceeding €300|
|Italy||6% for prizes exceeding €500|
|Netherlands||29% for prizes exceeding €449,9|
|Poland||10% for prizes exceeding PLN 2280 (around €530)|
|Hungary||15% for the first two divisions|
EuroJackpot vs. EuroMillions
The EuroJackpot and the EuroMillions are Europe’s top lotteries and both of them offer some amazing prizes each and every single week. The EuroMillions is the titan of the European lottery world and the EuroJackpot is the exciting newcomer bringing up quite a bit of competition for it. Naturally, all of this is in the lottery players’ favor, with more jackpots to aim for.
The two games have the same play pattern (5 main numbers + 2 additional numbers) and offer jackpots ranging from a minimum amount to a pre-established cap. There are 13 EuroMillions prizes to win every draw, and 12 prize tiers in the EuroJackpot. In the table below, you can see Europe’s finest compared in terms of winning odds, jackpots and participating countries. Play EuroJackpot and the EuroMillions online for the chance to be a Euro-lottery champion!
|⚪⚪⚪⚪⚪ from 1-50 +
🟡🟡 from 1-12
|Numbers Range||⚪⚪⚪⚪⚪ from 1-50 +
🟡🟡 from 1-10
|€17 million||Starting Jackpot||€10 million|
|1 in 13||Overall Winning Odds||1 in 26|
|1 in 139,838,160||Jackpot-Winning Odds||1 in 95,344,200|
|Tuesday and Friday
21:00 CET (20:00 GMT)
|Time of Draw||Friday
21:00 EET (19:00 GMT)
Latest EuroJackpot Results
You have already played EuroJackpot? Now all that’s left to do is to check the results and see if your numbers matched the winning ones. Below you can find the EuroJackpot results for the latest 10 draws:
Until now, the first prize in the EuroJackpot has reached the cap amount six times. The first time was in 2015 when the jackpot was won in the Czech Republic and the last time was in May 2020 when a player from Germany scooped the €90 million pot.
|Date||No. of Winners||Jackpot||Country|
|May 1, 2020||1||€90,000,000||Germany|
|February 7, 2020||1||€90,000,000||Germany|
|November 22, 2019||2||€90,000,000||Germany
|August 23, 2019||1||€90,000,000||Finland|
|May 10, 2019||1||€90,000,000||Germany|
|November 16, 2018||4||€90,000,000||Finland
|July 6, 2018||1||€90,000,000||Germany|
|February 9, 2018||1||€90,000,000||Finland|
|January 6, 2017||3||€90,000,000||Denmark
|October 14, 2016||1||€90,000,000||Germany|
|May 15, 2015||1||€90,000,000||Czech Republic|
|April 14, 2017||1||€86,970,703||Finland|
|July 29, 2016||1||€84,777,436||Germany|
|March 25, 2016||1||€76,766,891||Germany|
|February 8, 2019||1||€63,248,942||Germany|
|August 31, 2018||1||€61,841,617||Germany|
FAQs about Playing EuroJackpot Online
Absolutely. In fact, playing online is the only way to enter the EuroJackpot draws if you are not from one of the 18 European countries where Eurojackpot tickets are available in kiosks.
Yes! It is 100% safe! You just need to make sure you are playing on a safe platform. theLotter is the best place to purchase your Eurojackpot tickets as local agents, located in a participating country, purchase tickets on your behalf from official retailers.
No. When playing online, you cannot choose in which country your Eurojackpot ticket will be purchased.
It depends on the size of the prize. If you win a small prize, the amount of your winnings after tax deduction will be transferred to your account. If you win the jackpot, you may need to travel to the country where your ticket was purchased to claim your win with the official lottery operator.