Easily confused with the similarly named Euromillions lottery, Eurojackpot is a transnational lottery with some big prizes on offer.
Eurojackpot is played across 18 European countries and today we’re focussing on:
•Eurojackpot facts, figures and rules
•How you can play Eurojackpot at LotteryWorld
•A comparison of Eurojackpot with the USA’s Powerball
Eurojackpot is conducted in euros (€), so that is the main currency we will use in this article. Check the current exchange rate where you are for the most up-to-date figures.
Scroll down to learn more about this unique lottery and to find out how you too could soon be winning big with Eurojackpot!
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What is Eurojackpot?
Eurojackpot holds its draws twice a week in Helsinki, Finland at 21:00 EET or EEST (depending on the season) on Tuesdays and Fridays.
A single line currently costs €2 with the maximum jackpot set at €120,000,000.
With seven numbers to choose and 12 separate prize tiers, Eurojackpot gives you a lot of freedom and different ways to win prizes.
Eurojackpot prize tier stats
Eurojackpot works by picking five numbers between 1 and 50 plus two “Euro numbers” between 1 and 12.
With different lottery laws across the participating countries, it can be quite hard to predict exactly how much each prize tier, apart from the jackpot, will be worth.
Since the official Eurojackpot website doesn’t list prize tier breakdowns in advance and we will be looking at playing Eurojackpot at LotteryWorld, we will take their numbers:
|Matches (+ Euro numbers)||Prize||Odds of Winning|
|5 + 2||Jackpot||1 in 139,838,160|
|5 + 1||8.5% of prize fund||1 in 6,991,908|
|5 + 0||3%||1 in 3,107,515|
|4 + 2||1%||1 in 621,503|
|4 + 1||0.9%||1 in 31,075|
|3 + 2||0.6%||1 in 14,125|
|4 + 0||0.7%||1 in 13,811|
|2 + 2||3.1%||1 in 985|
|3 + 1||3%||1 in 706|
|3 + 0||4.3%||1 in 314|
|1 + 2||7.8%||1 in 188|
|2 + 1||19.1%||1 in 49|
After awarding all the above listed prize tiers, there is 12% of the prize fund remaining. This 12% is used to guarantee the advertised jackpot amount can be paid.
How to play Eurojackpot at LotteryWorld
1.Log in to your LotteryWorld account
Log in to your LotteryWorld account by tapping the My Account icon on the top right of the homepage.
Check out our How to Register guide if you haven’t already signed up.
2.Deposit money to play at LotteryWorld
You can only play at LotteryWorld using funds deposited into your account.
Tap you balance display on the homepage to add funds.
You have another chance at checkout to deposit funds if you forget to do it before you start.
See our How to Deposit guide if you want to know more.
3. Add three Eurojackpot Quick Picks
There are two routes to add 3 Quick Picks.
The first is to tap on “Tap here to see all Lotteries” on the homepage.
The second is to bring up the side menu on the homepage and then hit “View All Lotteries.”
3.1. Add three Eurojackpot Quick Picks
On the All Lotteries page, scroll down until you reach the Eurojackpot line.
Tap “Play Now” to add 3 Quick Picks to your ticket.
4.Make changes to your Eurojackpot Quick Picks
When you’ve got the 3 Quick Picks lines on your ticket you can make changes:
• Use the trash bin icon to delete a line
• Tap “ADD QUICK PICK” to add one more Quick Pick line
• Tap the ticket icon to select a line of your own numbers
5.Pick your own numbers
To pick your own numbers for a line just tap your any number once. To deselect any number, tap it again.
You can also choose to have a Quick Pick chosen for you.
Hit “Done” to add your finished line to your ticket.
6.Choose how many draws to enter your lines into
Now you’ve finalised your lines you can play them in 1, 2, 4 or 8 draws.
If you choose to subscribe to the next 8 draws you get a 10% discount.
Hit “Add To Cart” to move to the checkout.
7.Pay for your ticket
Before you pay you can enter any Promotion Code you have.
Hit “Pay Now” to buy your ticket and hope your numbers come up!
Eurojackpot vs Powerball
Powerball holds the record for the largest ever jackpot offered by a lottery so let’s see how Eurojackpot stacks up.
How their respective stats look:
|Price of Line at LotteryWorld||₹300||₹300|
|Number of Draws Per Week||2||3|
|Jackpot Winning Odds||1 in 139,838,160||1 in 292,201,338|
|Bottom Tier Prize||€9*||$4|
|Odds of Winning Bottom Tier||1 in 49||1 in 38|
|Overall Odds of Winning||1 in 32||1 in 25|
*Average figure from 29th August 2021 to 26th August 2022.
By looking at the underlying numbers like this we can see Powerball has much larger jackpots on offer but they are much harder to win.
Eurojackpot’s bottom tier prize is comparatively large but with longer odds.
One surprise is Powerball’s better overall chance of winning any prize.
Eurojackpot offers good jackpots and incredibly generous bottom tier prizes for €2 tickets.
With 12 different prize tiers from a 5 + 2 draw, you have a lot of different ways to take home a prize.
With LotteryWorld’s 10% discount for 8-draw subscriptions you can save money playing for the Eurojackpot.