Eurojackpot

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Eurojackpot
Eurojackpot logo.png
Map of the Eurojackpot countries.svg
A map of Europe with the countries that participate in Eurojackpot marked in blue
FormationMarch 2012; 7 years ago (2012-03)
Location

Eurojackpot is a transnational European lottery launched in March 2012. As of October 13, 2015, the countries participating in the lottery are: Croatia,[1][2] Czech Republic,[2] Denmark,[2][3] Estonia,[2] Finland,[2][3][4] Germany,[2][3] Hungary,[2] Iceland,[2][5] Italy,[2][3] Latvia,[2][6] Lithuania,[2][7] the Netherlands,[2][3] Norway,[2][3] Slovakia, Slovenia,[2] Spain[2], Sweden[2] and Poland[2].

The jackpot starts at 10,000,000 and can roll over up to €90,000,000.[2][3][4][8] Playing the Eurojackpot costs €2 per line.

The goal is to match 5 correct numbers out of 50 plus another 2 supplementary numbers out of another 10;[9] the odds of winning the jackpot are 1:95,344,200.[2][3] There are 12 tiers of prizes for Eurojackpot.[2][10]

The lottery draw takes place every Friday at 21:00 local time in Helsinki.[2][11] The evaluation of the winning lottery tickets is done in Germany and Denmark.

Odds[edit]

Finnish Eurojackpot ticket
Eurojackpot odds up to October 3, 2014
Numbers Probability of winning
1 (jackpot) 5 + 2 1 : 59 325 280
2 5 + 1 1 : 4 943 773
3 5 1 : 3 955 019
4 4 + 2 1 : 263 668
5 4 + 1 1 : 21 972
6 4 1 : 17 578
7 3 + 2 1 : 5 992
8 3 + 1 1 : 499
9 2 + 2 1 : 418
10 3 1 : 399
11 1 + 2 1 : 80
12 2 + 1 1 : 35
Eurojackpot odds from October 10, 2014
Numbers Probability of winning
1 (jackpot) 5 + 2 1 : 95 344 200
2 5 + 1 1 : 5 959 013
3 5 1 : 3 405 150
4 4 + 2 1 : 423 752
5 4 + 1 1 : 26 485
6 4 1 : 15 134
7 3 + 2 1 : 9 631
8 2 + 2 1 : 672
9 3 + 1 1 : 602
10 3 1 : 344
11 1 + 2 1 : 128
12 2 + 1 1 : 42

Jackpot behaviour[edit]

Compared to other lotteries like the EuroMillions and the German Lotto 6 aus 49,[12] the Eurojackpot is designed to pay out more frequently (1:95 million odds versus over 1:139 million for the EuroMillions and the German Lotto). As a result, it is not anticipated that the lottery will grow to the same record-breaking sizes achieved by the EuroMillions, as it will most likely be won instead.

Up to January 31, 2013 the Eurojackpot lottery had a 'rolldown' clause: in case the jackpot is not won for 12 consecutive draws, the 13th draw will be subject to a rolldown whereby if no winner is able to match all 7 winning numbers, the jackpot is paid out to the next winning tier where a winner is available. It was this clause that set the previous jackpot record of 27,545,857.50 Euros in August 2012,[13] as a German player who correctly matched the 5 main numbers, but only one of the Euronumbers (out of two), walked away with the jackpot in the second prize tier.

For the groups except the first one, the winning amounts are calculated nationally, and they can vary by country based on number of winners, lottery tax and other reasons.

Notable wins[edit]

Rank Date Prize in euro Prize in pound Country
1 2019-08-23 90,000,000.00 82 399 500,00 Finland Finland
1 2018-02-09 90,000,000.00 79,744,500.00 Finland Finland
1 2016-10-14 90,000,000.00 81,022,500.00 Germany Germany
1 2015-05-15 90,000,000.00 65,506,050.00 Czech Republic Czech Republic
5 2017-04-14 86,970,702.80 73,677,230.88 Finland Finland
6 2016-07-29 84,777,435.80 71,628,031.62 Germany Germany
7 2016-03-25 76,766,891.40 60,665,419.76 Germany Germany
8 2019-02-08 63,248,942.30 55,367,807.84 Germany Germany
9 2014-09-12 61,170,752.70 48,811,202.12 Finland Finland
10 2014-12-05 58,693,173.90 46,215,005.13 Germany Germany
11 2014-04-04 57,275,841.60 47,351,370.15 Finland Finland
12 2019-06-14 55,280,363.70 49,345,706.53 Czech Republic Czech Republic
13 2019-03-15 53,423,674.30 45,547,726.51 Sweden Sweden
14 2017-05-26 50,270,035.20 43,890,516.38 Germany Germany
15 2016-01-01 49,685,851.50 36,638,098.47 Germany Germany
16 2015-02-20 49,670,283.00 36,678,772.13 Denmark Denmark
17 2017-08-18 47,357,065.00 43,250,023.54 Norway Norway
18 2017-07-07 46,505,018.60 41,128,340.88 Finland Finland
19 2015-07-24 46,154,745.90 32,663,944.45 Finland Finland
20 2013-04-12 46,079,338.80 39,388,618.81 Germany Germany
21 2019-05-10 45,000,000.00 39,533,919.30 Germany Germany, Poland Poland
23 2018-07-06 45,000,000.00 39,813,750.00 Germany Germany (2x)
25 2019-09-20 44,648,075.80 39,453,272.18 Norway Norway
26 2018-03-09 42,670,719.30 37,918,907.00 Germany Germany
27 2017-10-20 41,570,496.90 37,140,121.19 Finland Finland
28 2013-07-19 41,522,930.10 35,730,481.35 Germany Germany
29 2015-09-04 38,878,827.50 28,567,968.05 Finland Finland
30 2018-12-07 33,208,146.80 29,694,558.83 Denmark Denmark
31 2015-11-13 32,657,956.90 23,091,624.88 Germany Germany
32 2015-10-09 31,579,233.10 23,412,685.52 Spain Spain
33 2018-08-31 30,920,808.30 27,737,511.09 Germany Germany (2x)
35 2013-01-25 29,540,641.50 25,168,626.56 Finland Finland
36 2016-04-22 29,071,164.30 22,649,198.75 Germany Germany
37 2014-05-16 28,207,473.90 22,962,999.32 Slovenia Slovenia
38 2012-08-10 27,545,857.50 21,576,670.18 Germany Germany
39 2017-11-10 23,425,613.90 20,714,684.73 Denmark Denmark
40 2015-06-05 23,251,598.30 16,926,117.24 Finland Finland
41 2018-07-20 22,736,889.80 20,301,768.90 Sweden Sweden
42 2017-02-10 22,569,527.60 19,205,765.21 Germany Germany, Hungary Hungary
44 2012-10-26 21,320,215.00 17,120,132.65 Denmark Denmark
45 2013-09-27 21,256,582.40 17,810,890.39 Finland Finland
46 2013-12-06 21,047,334.80 17,635,561.83 Slovenia Slovenia
47 2012-05-11 19,536,863.80 15,713,499.55 Germany Germany
48 2016-01-22 19,379,323.30 14,667,047.05 Finland Finland
49 2014-06-20 19,318,051.40 15,440,918.48 Germany Germany
50 2019-06-28 18,927,585.40 16,992,284.84 Germany Germany
51 2018-11-16 18,000,000.00 16,018,110.00 Germany Germany (2x), Finland Finland, Italy Italy, Spain Spain
56 2017-01-06 18,000,000.00 15,422,400.00 Germany Germany (3x), Netherlands Netherlands, Denmark Denmark[14]
61 2014-12-26 17,783,911.00 13,927,469.90 Finland Finland
62 2018-03-23 17,461,478.80 15,264,999.38 Norway Norway
63 2014-01-10 17,283,821.50 14,335,201.55 Croatia Croatia
64 2014-10-03 16,606,337.30 13,010,234.96 Germany Germany
65 2013-08-16 15,541,392.00 13,259,915.65 Italy Italy
66 2017-09-15 15,363,349.60 13,501,849.35 Germany Germany (2x)
68 2016-05-06 14,476,862.80 11,440,196.06 Germany Germany
69 2013-05-03 13,486,561.10 11,363,776.38 Norway Norway
70 2013-10-18 13,308,947.80 11,263,362.52 Germany Germany
71 2012-08-24 11,265,231.40 08,916,430.65 Germany Germany
72 2016-10-21 10,549,199.70 09,387,310.22 Germany Germany
73 2018-12-14 10,000,000.00 08,977,950.00 Spain Spain
74 2017-11-24 10,000,000.00 08,947,400.00 Denmark Denmark
75 2017-11-17 10,000,000.00 08,921,350.00 Germany Germany
76 2016-05-13 10,000,000.00 07,874,600.00 Finland Finland
77 2018-12-28 09,606,434.20 08,653,427.89 Germany Germany, Netherlands Netherlands

For the first time the record for the largest jackpot for the EuroJackpot was set on May 15, 2015 where a person from Czech Republic won the 90,000,000.00 Euro jackpot. [15]

The first event when multiple players have won the same divided jackpot was on 7 January 2017. For the first time, five people (one from each German federal states of Berlin, Niedersachsen and Hessen, with a winner from Denmark and one from the Netherlands) won 18,000,000.00 Euro after a week when the maximum Jackpot with 90,000,000.00 Euro hadn't been drawn. It was followed by the next multiple 5+2 win on 10 February, when a Hungarian player won the country's biggest-ever lottery prize (overtaking the most famous 5/90 Ötöslottó's record with 5092 million Forint, which was 19˙216˙280,26 Euro as in the currency of 28 November 2003).

A Finnish syndicate of 50 players from Siilinjärvi, who had played a system ticket for 500.00 Euro, won on August 23, 2019 the maximum jackpot amount plus further winnings from the lower prize categories that means the record prize of 91,938,695.00 Euro (84.174.472,21 GBP).[16][17]

History[edit]

The Eurojackpot lottery was proposed in 2006,[10] to compete with the EuroMillions lottery. By virtue of a large number of participating countries, the EuroMillions is able to offer considerably larger jackpots than those offered in a single national lottery. After seeing the success of EuroMillions, Germany, Finland, Denmark, Slovenia, Italy and the Netherlands met in Amsterdam in November 2011 to complete the negotiations for the Eurojackpot lottery and to begin the roll out in 2012. After the negotiations, Estonia also decided to participate in the lottery. The first ticket sales began on March 17, 2012 while the first ever draw took place on March 23, 2012.[18]

Spain joined the Eurojackpot from 30 June 2012 with the ticket concession granted to ONCE, the National Organization of Spanish blind people. On February 1, 2013 Croatia, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway and Sweden came along.[10] The Czech Republic and Hungary joined the Eurojackpot from October 10, 2014[19], Slovakia from October 9, 2015 and Poland from September 15, 2017. In comparison, the Eurojackpot has a wider reach of potential players with an audience in local countries of 300 million, compared to the Euromillions of 217 million.[10]

The gameplay changed on Friday October 10, 2014 with the number of the smaller set, the "Euronumbers", in the Pacquerette machine increasing from 8 to 10. The odds of winning the jackpot decreased from 1:59,325,280 to 1 in 95,344,200.

Participating countries[edit]

Eurojackpot is available to the residents of the countries participating in the official draw i.e. Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden. Czech Republic and Hungary joined on October 2014. Slovakia joined in October 2015 and Poland in September 2017. The organisers also provide official websites to support retail sales, where it is possible to view the results of the draws shortly after they are recorded.

Spain is only country to participate in both EuroMillions and Eurojackpot lottery games.

Private operators[edit]

A number of non-official online lottery sites provide tickets or bets on the Eurojackpot lottery. Some of these operators are state-licensed, while others are not. Generally, lottery tickets are restricted to purchase by adults, according to the Age of majority in a particular country. Countries such as Slovenia, Iceland and Italy restrict most private operators from offering lotteries.

See also[edit]

  • EuroMillions - a similar transnational lottery in Austria, Belgium, France, Ireland, Luxembourg, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
  • Vikinglotto - a similar transnational lottery in Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Latvia, Lithuania, Sweden and Slovenia.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "EUROJACKPOT - the new lotterie with a minimum jackpot of 10 million Euro". eurojackpot.com.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u "Eurojackpot Spielregeln" [Eurojackpot game mechanics] (in German). Toto-Lotto Niedersachsen. Retrieved May 19, 2015.
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  5. ^ "Milljarðavinningar í EuroJackpot" [Billion winnings in Eurojackpot]. RÚV (in Icelandic). Reykjavík. January 25, 2013. Retrieved May 19, 2015.
  6. ^ "Kādam laimīgam latvietim ir iespēja balvā saņemt 10 miljonus eiro". Archived from the original on February 2, 2013. Retrieved February 4, 2013.
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  8. ^ "Suomalainen lottokansa pääsee tavoittelemaan megaluokan lottopotteja, Veikkaus tiedotti keskiviikkona". Archived from the original on June 9, 2011. Retrieved June 10, 2011.
  9. ^ Note: Free true random number generators, online, can aid in getting ticket numbers.
  10. ^ a b c d "The 12 tiers of prizes and odds for Eurojackpot". Multilotto. August 25, 2017. Retrieved August 25, 2017.
  11. ^ "Eurojackpot speluitleg". eurojackpot.nl.
  12. ^ de:Lotto 6 aus 49#6 aus 49 in Deutschland
  13. ^ "Record Highs for the EuroJackpot Lottery - €27 Million Jackpot on... -- LONDON, January 18, 2013 /PR Newswire UK/ --". prnewswire.co.uk. January 18, 2013.
  14. ^ "What a start in 2017! (German)". Lotto.de.
  15. ^ "News Round". News Round. Archived from the original on May 18, 2015. Retrieved May 15, 2015.
  16. ^ https://www.veikkaus.fi/#!/?show-news=yes&article-name=/viestinta/voittouutiset/2019/08-elokuu/24_eurojackpotin-90-miljoonan-euron-voitto-siilinjarvelle
  17. ^ https://www.is.fi/kotimaa/art-2000006215052.html
  18. ^ Peinado. "INTRALOT: Launch of new European lotto game in the Netherlands". world-lotteries.org.
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