What is the Euro Jackpot Lottery?
The EuroJackpot Lottery is a pan-European lottery game which enjoys its own cult following, despite the gameplay and structure of the EuroJackpot being identical to that of the EuroMillions game. This Euro lotto game is an altogether separate entity – and operates as such. After the pan-European countries saw the massive success achieved by the EuroMillions game a mere few months after its launch, the decision was made to establish their own version of the game – and so, the EuroJackpot lottery game was brought to fruition in 2004. Thanks to the EuroJackpot lotto sharing the same DNA as the EuroMillions game, the way the game generates its funds in the jackpot prize pool remains the same as well: The participating countries in these Euro lotto games pool their collective resources to form mega jackpot prize funds, which they then proceed to compete for. The countries currently participating in the EuroJackpot game are:
- The Netherlands
With this number of countries competing and contributing to the prize funds, jackpot prizes of up to €90 million – sometimes more – are perfectly within this game’s reach! There is, however, one characteristic which makes the EuroJackpot game unique: Once the jackpot prize reaches its €90,000,000 cap; this is where it will remain. Should it still not be won after the capping and instead continues to roll over, the top prize tier will remain at €90 million and the lower prize tiers will then be topped up accordingly (also to the value of up to €90 million), until the top jackpot prize gets won.
How to Play the Euro Jackpot Lottery:
EuroJackpot players are required to select five possible numbers from a ball set of 50, as well as a further two possible numbers from eight additional balls. In order to qualify for the jackpot prize, the players are required to match all seven numbers which have been drawn. Players of the EuroJackpot lottery have a total of 12 prize tiers in which to score a win.