The EuroJackpot is a brand new pan-European Lottery launching on March 23rd 2012. The EuroJackpot will be played across nine European countries and EuroJackpots will start at €10 million with the possibility of rollovers up to €90 million.
The EuroJackpot Lottery is not dissimilar to the Euromillions but will play in completely different countries. EuroJackpot tickets cost €2 in these participating countries, which are Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Italy, the Netherlands, Slovenia and Sweden.
How to win the EuroJackpot
The EuroJackpot Lottery draw is a once weekly draw played every Friday evening. During the draw, held in Helsinki, five balls between 1 and 50 inclusive are drawn from one ball machine, and two more from 1 to 8 inclusive are drawn from the other.
To win the EuroJackpot players need to match all five balls and the extra balls to the seven drawn in the weekly EuroJackpot draw.
Odds of winning the EuroJackpot
Odds of winning the EuroJackpot are around 1 in 59 million, other prize tiers and overall odds are not yet known.
EuroJackpots will begin at a base jackpot of €10 million and will be able to roll over to €90 million, so record jackpots have great potential.
Taxes on the EuroJackpot
It’s not known if there will be tax on EuroJackpot Lottery wins, but most European lottery draws are tax-free on winnings.
Tickets for the EuroJackpot go on sale on March 17th 2012 and the first draw takes place on 23rd March 2012.