A map of Europe with the countries that participate in Eurojackpot marked in blue
Eurojackpot is a transnational European lottery launched in March 2012. As of October 13, 2015, the countries participating in the lottery are: Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Poland.
The goal is to match 5 correct numbers out of 50 plus another 2 supplementary numbers out of another 10; the odds of winning the jackpot are 1:95,344,200. There are 12 tiers of prizes for Eurojackpot.
|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|
|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|
Compared to other lotteries like the EuroMillions and the German Lotto 6 aus 49, 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, 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.
|Rank||Date||Prize in euro||Prize in pound||Country|
|40||2017-01-06||18,000,000.00||15,422,400.00||Germany (3x), the Netherlands, Denmark|
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. 
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 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 EUR as in the currency of 28 November 2003).
The Eurojackpot lottery was proposed in 2006, 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.
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. The Czech Republic and Hungary joined the Eurojackpot from October 10, 2014, 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.
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.
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 have participate in both EuroMillions and Eurojackpot lottery games.
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.
- 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.
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The Finnish lottery operator Veikkaus is to join with fellow gambling companies in seven other European countries to run a lottery scheme offering jackpots of up to 90 million euros. The so-called Eurojackpot draw will start next spring.
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