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EuroJackpot

Launched in March 2012, EuroJackpot is a transnational European lottery draw. As of October 13, 2015, the countries that take part in the EuroJackpot lottery are as follows-Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden.

The jackpot begins at €10,000,000 and can roll over up to €90,000,000. The EuroJackpot tickets cost €2.

Moreover, the lottery players need to match 5 correct numbers out of 50 plus another 2 supplementary numbers out of another 10 numbers. The chance of scooping the EuroJackpot is 1:95,344,200. EuroJackpot consists of 12 tiers of prizes.

The lottery draw is held at every Friday at 21:00 local time in Helsinki. The winning lottery tickets are evaluated in Germany and Denmark.

EuroJackpot is designed to pay out more frequently in comparison to other lotteries like the EuroMillions and the German Lotto 6 aus 49. The EuroJackpot lottery had a ‘roll-down’ clause until January 31, 2013. The clause stated that in case the jackpot is not won for 12 consecutive draws, the 13th draw will be subject to a roll-down. In addition to this, if no lottery ticket can match all 7 winning numbers, the jackpot is paid out to the next winning tier where a winner is available.

The previous jackpot record of 27,545,857.50 Euros in August 2012 was set due to this clause. A German lotto player managed to match 5 main numbers along with one of the Euro numbers (out of two) and walked away with the jackpot in the second prize tier.

Above all, the winning amounts for the groups are calculated nationally and can vary by country.