This is it, as good as it can get for the Europe EuroJackpot as the maximum cap was reached and the current Jackpot stands on €90 Million! Do you want to be the next Millionaire? Here is all you need to know about the EuroJackpot; use responsibly!
What is the EuroJackpot?
The Europe EuroJackpot was first launched in 2012 and since has grown rapidly, now available in Germany, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Iceland, The Netherlands, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovenia, Croatia, Spain and Italy. This jackpot lottery is being made popular by its high winning odds. With a guaranteed minimum jackpot every Friday of €10,000,000 the game is set to be a major competitor to the EuroMillions. The top prize will roll-over until it is won or until it hits the set cap of €90 million which is the Current Jackpot!
A Little bit of EuroJackpot History
The concept of the EuroJackpot was created in order to give non-EuroMillion’s countries their own huge multi-million EuroJackpot to win. The first draw was conducted live in Helsinki on the 23rd of March, 2012 and was televised across Europe.
After proving such a success many more countries quickly joined this exciting new lottery, now a total of 14 countries participate in the EuroJackpot.
On October 10th 2014 EuroJackpot’s format of the game was permanently changed. After the rule changes players will need to guess 5 of 50 and 2 of 10 Euro numbers – which means jackpots will likely be bigger but the odds of winning won’t. Draws take place in Helsinki, Finland on Friday evenings.
How does it work?
In order for you to win the EuroJackpot- you will need to match all 7 numbers which consist of 5 main numbers you chose from a field of 1-50; And two lucky “Euro Numbers” that are selected from a field of 1-8. The goal of the game is to match your numbers with the numbers drawn.
By matching a minimum of 2 numbers, you can win the smallest cash prizes. The more numbers you match the higher your prize will be. Match all 7 numbers and you win the jackpot prize. Prizes are shared equally among holders of winning tickets, so if multiple people have tickets that match all 7 drawn numbers the prize is shared.
What about the Jackpot?
The prize fund are the total amount of money taken from ticket sales that is to be given back to the players in prizes -the rest is split between the promoters of the game and good causes. The percentage in each prize category is to be shared among the players that hold tickets in that category. In the case of the bottom prize for instance, there is a seemingly disproportionate prize share for matching only 3 numbers compared to matching 6, the cash prize that each winning ticket is worth helps balance this out. With winning odds of only 1 in 35 for a bottom prize there are often as many as 150,000 winners splitting the prize in this category!
How to play the EuroJackpot?
1. Log into your icelotto account and go the EuroJackpot Play Page.
Pick your numbers for the upcoming EuroJackpot draw. When choosing your next EuroJackpot Lottery Entry, try to keep in mind the following:
Frequently drawn Europe EuroJackpot Numbers are 6, 7, 9, 22, and 32.Frequently Drawn Additional numbers (Euro Numbers) for the Europe EuroJackpot are 5, 8, 4, 7 and 2.
‘Quick Pick’ is also a very popular option which will select automatically your numbers for you. You can play as many EuroJackpot entries as you like.
2. Confirm your purchase. You will receive an e-mail confirming your purchase and once you ticket is purchased- it will be scanned and uploaded to your account.
3. Check your Results. With icelotto’s Results Page. Forgot to check? Np worries, our system will check all entries automatically and credit your account once you win!
So what is the difference between the Europe Euromillions and the EuroJackpot?
The EuroJackpot and EuroMillions are offered in different countries. The EuroMillions and EuroJackpot are actually pretty similar in terms of format: for the EuroMillions, one must choose 5 numbers out of a range of 1 to 50 plus 2 supplementary (Star) numbers between numbers 1 to 11, while the EuroJackpot only has a supplementary number range between numbers 1 to 10. This alone increases winning odds when choosing the EuroJackpot!
EuroMillions has a minimum jackpot size of €15 million, while the EuroJackpot offers €10 million Euros starting prize. The EuroMillions’ maximum cap reaches €190 million while the EuroJackpot caps out at €90 million.
Introducing ‘Henri the Billionaire’
Since the EuroJackpot added more and more countries as time went by; a new online campaign was launched; introducing- Henri the Billionaire.
‘‘One of the online campaign’s goals was to develop Henri’s story from ATL communication. We wanted to maximize the potential of the online space in order to bring our hero closer to its audience. And the SYMBIO’s creative and content concept was exactly what we needed.’’ Said Eva Štípková ,the Head of Digital Marketing at SAZKA.
SAZKA is the Czech Lottery leaders who brought the EuroJackpot to the Czech Republic.
Since this campaign had Lottery fans interacted with this character in social media to the point of making ‘Henri the Billionaire’ famous!
Real Winning Stories
When it comes to the EuroJackpot, it seems that Finland holds some great win throughout its relatively short yet lucrative journey thus far. The largest jackpot for the EuroJackpot was set on September 13th, 2014 where a Lucky winner from Espoo, Finland won the €61,170,752.70 Jackpot! The lucky numbers drawn were 2-9-17- 25-29 and Euro numbers 3 and 5. In January of 2013, another Finnish player from Seinäjoki was the happy winner of a big €29,540,642 jackpot, making it the biggest EuroJackpot prize won up to that time. A few months later, yet another Finn won more than €21 million in October of 2013. In April of 2014- 10 lucky winners from Finland as well, won €57.3 million in the EuroJackpot lottery and now the remaining question is- who will be the next EuroJackpot big Winner? It could be you!