Learning the rules of EuroJackpot is easy but you should take a few minutes to familiarise yourself with them before placing your first bet. Here are the most important things which you need to know about EuroJackpot which we will update whenever there are significant rules changes:
How To Bet On EuroJackpot
If you are familiar with EuroMillions or the Powerball Lotto with uses two sets of drums then you will recognize the EuroJackpot format. Simply select five regular numbers from 1 to 50 and then the 2 additional Euro numbers from 1 to 10. You are trying to predict as many numbers as possible and will win the jackpot if you get all 7 correctly but there are 11 tiers beneath the top prize also to be won.
If you're not superstitious then you might be advised to choose your all of your EuroJackpot numbers over 31 rather than picking your regular lucky numbers. This is because most lottery players choose their winning numbers based on specific important dates so by selecting your winning numbers from the higher range you are less likely to share your prize if you win!
EuroJackpot prizes are amongst the largest in Europe, second only to EuroMillions in terms of the total money paid out. The minimum jackpot for EuroJackpot is 10 million Euro (about £8.5 million or $13 million) and continues to grow each successive week when there is no winner. EuroJackpot is technically a lotto, as opposed to a lottery, which means that whenever the jackpot is not selected it will rollover, boosting ticket sales and enabling the top prize to increase spectacularly with each consecutive draw. The maximum EuroJackpot is 90 million Euro (about £77 million) which means that if this ceiling is hit the prize money will roll down to the next tier until there is a winner. The EuroJackpot was designed this way to be more fast paced and produce more frequent jackpot winners than EuroMillions.
EuroJackpot Prizes breakdown
The EuroJackpot was also designed to create as many winners as possible with 12 different tiers of prizes to be won. Aside from the EuroJackpot jackpot, the 2nd and 3rd place tiers create winners who often take home money in excess of a hundred thousand or even one millions pounds.