The EuroJackpot made its first drawing appearance in March 2012. Currently 16 countries participate in the drawing including: Croatia, Hungary, Iceland, Czech Republic, Estonia, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Slovenia, Norway, the Netherlands, Finland, Lithuania, Spain, Sweden and Latvia. The Eurojackpot drawing is every Friday at 9pm (21:00) EET in Helsinki the capital of Finland. As of recently however, you can now buy tickets online to participate in the EuroJackpot, now even if you are not from one of the listed countries you can play by purchasing tickets online through a licensed and insured company. One of the most notable used online ticket providers is TheLotter. This company also allows you to try out the site for free to see if you are satisfied with the services. When purchasing any lottery tickets on line double check that the site is verifiable, there are plenty of scamming sites that pray on lottery gamblers.
To win participants need to match 5 numbers from 50 and 2 additional numbers out of 10. There are 12 separate prize tiers, the jackpot begins at 10 million Euros and rolls over each week there is not a jackpot winner. The highest the Jackpot can reach is can reach is 90 million Euros. If there is no winning ticket for the jackpot once it reaches the 90 million dollar cap then the prize rolls over to the highest tier winner. The odds of winning the jackpot 1:95,344,200 and for winning the lowest tier of prizes is just 1:42. Prizes must be claimed in a certain time period that varies from participating countries.
The highest payout was in the 5th of May in 2015 to a winner from the Czech Republic. The winner won the jackpot of 90 million euros. The second largest amount one was in September 2014 where a lucky winner walked away with over 61 million euros. Most of the jackpot winners are from Finland and Germany where more tickets are typically sold. There is some skepticism that there is a possibility of fraud taking place in Finland that favors those individuals in winning but it is simply heresy and no evidence has been found to back these speculations.
Players must be above 18 years of age to purchase tickets and participate in the EuroJackpot. It cost 2 euros per line to play the Eurojackpot, drawings are every Friday evening. Currently the winnings are at 18 million euros or a little over 20 million US dollars. The next drawing is on Friday August the 26. The odds of winning the EuroJackpot are much greater than many other lottery drawings, which is why it has become one of the more favored Lottery drawing in Europe and is gaining more popularity around the world.
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