The EuroMillions jackpot has rolled over to €24 million. That’s €1 million every hour for an entire day! And that’s not all — EuroJackpot is also up to €24 million. In the craziest twist of fate ever, someone could end up winning double €24 million jackpots tomorrow night!
The European Union of Transnational Lotteries
The news is filled with stories about and analysis of the current Euro Crisis, but at least Europe’s transnational lotteries have their acts together. Nearly 30 countries participate in the EuroMillions and EuroJackpot lotteries combined without a problem. In fact, the lotteries keep getting stronger and stronger! But what is the relationship to these lotteries and Europe? Let’s take a closer look.
EuroMillions was started in 2004 by the lottery operators in France, Spain, and the United Kingdom. The current countries participating in the EuroMillions game (in alphabetical order) are: Andorra, Austria, Belgium, France, Ireland, the Isle of Man, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland and the UK. The draws are held every Tuesday and Friday night in Paris. The most political EuroMillions winners are Chris and Colin Weir, who won £161 million in July 2012. The Scottish couple are two of the biggest financial backers of the SNP or Scottish National Party, which swept the 2015 UK Election, picking up 56 out of 59 Scottish seats in the UK House of Commons.
EuroJackpot is the youngest transnational lottery in Europe, founded in 2012. Draws are held every Friday night in Helsinki, Finland and winning tickets are evaluated in Germany and Denmark. The participating countries include Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Slovenia, Spain, and Sweden. Spain is currently the only country that participates in both EuroMillions and EuroJackpot. EuroJackpot’s biggest winner was a ticket holder in the Czech Republic who won the jackpot record and cap of €90 million on 15 May of this year.
24 Hours Left to Win €24 Million x2
Good to know all these European facts, you may be saying, but what if I’m an Australian who doesn’t reside in any of the participating countries? No worries at all! Buy EuroMillions online for the chance to win €24 million and then buy EuroJackpot tickets online for another chance at €24 million — no EU citizenship necessary. Don’t delay — the draws happen Friday, so you only have 24 hours to play and win!