Every Friday evening at 9pm, those who have bought Eurojackpot tickets wait with bated breath for the lottery results. With jackpots that can reach €90 million, this relatively young lottery attracts players from all over the world to take part in a life-changing game. This enthralling lottery spans across 14 European countries including Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Czech Republic and Hungary. At only €2 per ticket with great odds, this lottery should be at the top of your list.
How to play Eurojackpot online
Anybody can enter the Eurojackpot, however, if you are outside of these 14 participating countries, you will need to buy tickets through an online concierge. The concierge will buy the tickets on your behalf.
The free android and iPhone app allows you to play the lottery from the comfort of your home while keeping you updated on the latest lottery news, results, tips and tricks.
Playing the Eurojackpot is simple. Just choose 5 numbers from 1-50 and 2 additional numbers from 1-10. If you match all 7 of your chosen numbers with the 7 picked at the official draw, you will have won the jackpot. The great benefit of playing this lotto, is that there are 12 different ways of winning. You could hit it big with 7 matching numbers, however, matching 5 and less can also pay off.
How to win the Eurojackpot
The Eurojackpot offers players better odds with over 12 ways of winning. The odds are 1 in 95 million, substantially better than the Mega Millions where you have a 1 in 175 million chance of winning the jackpot.
There are many theories as to how you should play this game, though many agree that joining a syndicate or pooling your tickets gives you a better chance of taking home the big bucks. You can also compare past winning numbers and the likelihood of some of these numbers popping up again.
How to collect winnings
Claiming your Euromillions fortune will differ for international participants and local players. If you have won big, your concierge service will contact you to guide you through the claims process. The Eurojackpot works differently to most lotteries with winners’ payouts made directly into their bank account.
Recently, in May 2015, the largest Eurojackpot sum was announced, at €90 million. The lucky ticket holder was a Czech Republic citizen who had bought his ticket at a local store.
In September 2012, a lucky Finnish winner took home the jackpot of €61 170 752. This marked one of the highest wins since Eurojackpot started, with the player purchasing the ticket online. Without leaving home, this lucky individual bought a ticket and now has to wait for the money to be directly deposited into his bank account.