# EuroJackpot: Official Guide, Rules, Odds & How to Play

**Number of balls to pick:**5 numbers 1 to 50 and 2 Euro Numbers 1 to 12

**Odds to win the jackpot:**1 in 139,838,160

**EuroJackpot draws:**every Tuesday and Friday at 21:00

**Ticket costs:**€2.00

## What is EuroJackpot lottery?

Eurojackpot is a transnational European lottery launched in March 2012. As of September 15, 2017, the countries participating in the lottery are: Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden.

The jackpot starts at €10,000,000 and can roll over up to €90,000,000. Playing the Eurojackpot costs €2 per line.

## How to play EuroJackpot?

Select **5 main numbers** from **1-50** and **2 Euro Numbers** from **1-12**. Match a minimum of 2 main numbers and 1 Euro ball to win a prize. To win a jackpot you have to match all 5 main numbers and 2 Euro balls.

## What are the odds to win EuroJackpot jackpot?

You can win by matching any of the combination of main numbers and numbers below. Match minimum of 2 main numbers and 1 euro number for a lowest prize or match all 5 main numbers and 2 euro numbers for the jackpot!

Main Numbers | Euro Numbers | Odds |
---|---|---|

5 | 2 | 1 in 139,838,160 |

5 | 1 | 1 in 6,991,907 |

5 | 0 | 1 in 3,107,514 |

4 | 2 | 1 in 621,502 |

4 | 1 | 1 in 31,074 |

3 | 2 | 1 in 14,124 |

4 | 0 | 1 in 13,810 |

2 | 2 | 1 in 984 |

3 | 1 | 1 in 705 |

3 | 0 | 1 in 313 |

1 | 2 | 1 in 187 |

2 | 1 | 1 in 48 |

## Winning VS Losing Combinations

Did you know that after each EuroJackpot draw, there will be exactly:

**Winning Combinations: ** 34,713,363 (25%)

**Losing Combinations: ** 129,800,244 (75%)

### Winning Probability Calculations

In the EuroJackpot, you have to pick 5 numbers from 1 to 50 and 2 Euro Numbers from 1 to 12. To win the smallest prize, you need to match either 2 main numbers and 1 Euro Number, 1 main number and 2 Euro Numbers, or 3 main numbers and no Euro Numbers. The number of combinations that will always win any prize after each draw is calculated as follows:

#### Total Number of Combinations

The total number of ways to choose 5 main numbers from 50 and 2 Euro Numbers from 12 is given by:

\( \binom{50}{5} \times \binom{12}{2} = \frac{50!}{5!(50-5)!} \times \frac{12!}{2!(12-2)!} = 2,118,760 \times 66 = 139,838,160 \)

#### Non-Winning Combinations

To find out how many combinations do not win any prize, we calculate the number of ways to match fewer than 3 main numbers or 1 main number and 2 Euro Numbers:

#### Matching 0 Main Numbers

The number of ways to pick 5 main numbers from the remaining 45 and 2 Euro Numbers from 12 is:

\( \binom{45}{5} \times \binom{12}{2} = 1,221,759 \times 66 = 80,637,114 \)

#### Matching 0 Main Numbers and 1 Euro Number

The number of ways to pick 5 main numbers from the remaining 45 and 1 Euro Number from 12 is:

\( \binom{45}{5} \times \binom{12}{1} = 1,221,759 \times 12 = 14,661,108 \)

#### Matching Exactly 1 Main Number

The number of ways to pick 1 correct main number and 4 numbers from the remaining 45, and 0 or 1 Euro Number(s) from 12 is:

\( \binom{5}{1} \times \binom{45}{4} \times \binom{12}{0} = 5 \times 148,995 \times 1 = 744,975 \)

\( \binom{5}{1} \times \binom{45}{4} \times \binom{12}{1} = 5 \times 148,995 \times 12 = 8,939,700 \)

#### Matching Exactly 2 Main Numbers without the Euro Number

The number of ways to pick 2 correct main numbers and 3 numbers from the remaining 45, and 0 Euro Numbers from 12 is:

\( \binom{5}{2} \times \binom{45}{3} \times \binom{12}{0} = 10 \times 14,190 \times 1 = 141,900 \)

#### Total Non-Winning Combinations

Summing up all these non-winning combinations:

\( 80,637,114 + 14,661,108 + 744,975 + 8,939,700 + 141,900 = 105,124,797 \)

#### Winning Combinations

The number of winning combinations is given by:

\( \text{Total Combinations} - \text{Non-Winning Combinations} = 139,838,160 - 105,124,797 = 34,713,363 \)

Therefore, there are **34,713,363** combinations that will always win any prize after each draw in the EuroJackpot.

So that means, 75% of all possible EuroJackpot combinations will not win a prize after each draw and only 25% of combinations will always win a prize.

**With our system, you will be able to play the winning 25% EuroJackpot combinations frequently.**

## How can I increase my chances of winning the EuroJackpot jackpot?

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## What are the most common numbers in EuroJackpot?

Please refer to our EuroJackpot statistics page where we provide all the statistics you need including most often drawn single numbers, number pairs, triplets, euro numbers pairs and more.

## Where do I get the latest EuroJackpot results?

You can find the latest EuroJackpot results on our site right after the draw takes place. We also provide full draw history since beginning of EuroJackpot history.

## EuroJackpot Prize Breakdown

There are 12 prize tiers in Euro Jackpot lottery with the odds to win the smallest prize are 1 in 42. The prizes for each tier are not fixed unlike some other lotteries like UK Lotto, but they are calculated based on the number of tickets sold and number of winners per each tier. Sometimes you can win more money by matching less numbers but this is quite an exception.

Winning selections | MAX prize | AVG prize | MIN prize |
---|---|---|---|

Match 5 + 2 | €120,000,000.00 | €34,923,967.17 | €5,075,565.70 |

Match 5 + 1 | €27,545,857.50 | €904,584.17 | €67,214.20 |

Match 5 | €999,999.99 | €149,570.46 | €12,209.10 |

Match 4 + 2 | €22,144.80 | €4,825.70 | €875.70 |

Match 4 + 1 | €530.10 | €266.91 | €83.50 |

Match 3 + 2 | €241.70 | €79.66 | €21.70 |

Match 4 | €289.50 | €123.58 | €38.90 |

Match 2 + 2 | €46.80 | €23.14 | €12.50 |

Match 3 + 1 | €29.20 | €18.28 | €10.50 |

Match 3 | €24.10 | €15.60 | €9.10 |

Match 1 + 2 | €20.60 | €11.07 | €6.60 |

Match 2 + 1 | €14.80 | €8.61 | €6.20 |

History since 23 March 2012.

## Where can I buy EuroJackpot tickets?

The easiest way to buy your ticket is to do it online. You can do it either via the official lottery provider in your country (see the table below) or you can purchase them via 3rd party resellers .