Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), i.e. the most frequently asked questions related to Eurojackpot lotto, are a typical first port of call for many newcomers to Eurolotto. They are consulted even before searching for a proper Eurojackpot guide. Therefore, we would also like to have a corresponding section on our site, where the most important questions are answered briefly and concisely.
Five numbers and two euro numbers must be selected. These can be found next to each other in different areas on the ticket. In the case of an online lottery ticket, the system recognises incorrectly filled in tickets so that an invalid submission is not possible.
The chance of winning the jackpot is about 1:95 million. The chance of winning two correct numbers and one correct euro number (lowest prize category) is 1:42. The general chance of winning something is 1:26.
The Eurojackpot lottery is attractive. The minimum jackpot is always 10 million euros, which means that if you get all the numbers right, you will be a multi-millionaire. The maximum prize is 90 million euros.
The costs depend on the respective provider. Some providers charge extra per betting line, while others do not charge this extra fee. In this case, you only pay the actual entry fee of €2. Each provider states its conditions in its own Eurojackpot instructions. Online, the current ticket price is always calculated and displayed with every tip you make.
There are a total of 18 participating countries in the Eurojackpot. These are Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden.
The first Eurojackpot draw took place on 23 March 2012. At that time, people from Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Finland, the Netherlands and Slovenia took part, but other countries quickly joined the lottery association.
The closing date varies depending on the country. It varies between Friday 5pm GMT and 8pm EET.
Every adult player is allowed to play Eurojackpot. In Estonia, even teenagers as young as 16 are allowed to play Eurolotto.
If you follow the draw live, you will find out about your winnings first hand. Otherwise, you can see the Eurojackpot winning numbers right here on our site after the draw. However, always compare them in different sources. Mistakes happen and it can happen that you miss out on a win because the numbers have not yet been updated or because the numbers have been twisted.
An actual live broadcast will only take place on Finnish television on channel MTV3. It is not broadcast on the internet. However, the draw can be watched directly afterwards, and the winning numbers are immediately available on all relevant platforms.
The Eurojackpot numbers will be drawn on Friday evening in Helsinki, Finland. The time of the Eurojackpot draw is at 9pm (GMT).
For small winnings, this can happen very quickly, because they can be paid out directly where the ticket was tipped. With larger winnings, it must first be checked whether everything is above board. It then takes one to two weeks until you have the money. Enough time to plan what to do with it. Be responsible.
You can always type with the same combination of numbers. This is not a problem and even happens quite often in practice. But then you always hand in a newly typed ticket. There are also so-called season tickets. You sign up for these once like a subscription and continue typing automatically until you cancel the ticket.
The maximum amount is always 90 million euros. However, depending on the time, 90 million euros is not the same as 90 million euros. Due to inflationary fluctuations of the euro, the value of the highest Eurojackpot jackpot varies continuously. The most valuable Eurolotto jackpot was won in 2016. It was worth the equivalent of over 81 million British pounds.
Then the players in the second highest prize category are happy, because the surplus money flows to them. If this is also repeatedly not reached by any player, it too overflows from 90 million euros. This is very unlikely, because the second highest prize category is regularly tipped correctly by several players. This procedure continues so that in the end, players with two correct numbers and one correct euro number can theoretically win millions.
In Germany, if you play the lottery in Germany, no taxes are due on the lottery winnings themselves. However, if you participate in Switzerland, Portugal or Spain, for example, Eurojackpot winnings must be taxed.
This varies greatly and depends not only on the state and the federal state/region, but also on the amount of the winnings. Please check this specifically in relation to the region where you plan to play the ticket.
One half goes back to the players as a payout, the other half goes into the state coffers of the countries. From this, charitable projects are to be supported. Thus, with Eurolotto you are not only doing something good for yourself, but also for society throughout Europe.
The major international and national lotteries differ in different ways. Each player will have his or her own preferences. Euromillions and Powerball, for example, have very high jackpots, while Eurojackpot offers very attractive chances of winning. At the same time, Lotto 6aus49 is significantly cheaper than other lotteries such as Powerball. Every player has to decide for himself which lottery suits him best.
That, too, is a matter of taste. Digitalisation has led to improvements and simplifications in many areas. This also applies to lottery participation. While many people still find it traditional and nice to fill out a ticket on real paper, others appreciate the simplicity and security of the digital alternative. We consider the digital ticket to be the revolution of the lottery and would always advise playing online, as this also helps the environment by reducing paper consumption.