Compared to other lotteries, such as Euro Millions and German lotto 6 out 49,, EuroJackpot is arranged this way, so that the main prize finds its winner more often (a chance to win a Euro Millions jackpot - 1 of 117 million, and less 1 of 139 million for German Lotto). As a result, the jackpot does not accumulate to the same levels, such as the Euro Million jackpot, as it is more often won. The biggest EuroJackpot jackpot has been raffled 15 May 2015 of the year. The prize went to the winner from the Czech Republic and equaled 90.000.000,00 euros.
|Number of coincidences||Probability|
|1 (jackpot)||5 + 2||1 : 95 344 200|
|2||5 + 1||1 : 5 959 013|
|3||5||1 : 3 405 150|
|4||4 + 2||1 : 423 752|
|5||4 + 1||1 : 26 485|
|6||4||1 : 15 134|
|7||3 + 2||1 : 9 631|
|8||2 + 2||1 : 672|
|9||3 + 1||1 : 602|
|10||3||1 : 344|
|11||1 + 2||1 : 128|
|12||2 + 1||1 : 42|
To 31 january 2013 years for the accumulation of the EuroJackpot lottery there was a limit: if the jackpot is not hit within 12 consecutive draws, in the next draw, provided that no player guesses everything 7 rooms, the first prize goes to the winner of the next category. This situation happened in August 2012 of the year, when the record jackpot is 27.545.857,50 the euro went to the player from Germany, guessing 5 main numbers and only one of the additional numbers.
The idea of creating the Eurojackpot lottery was first announced several years ago, in 2006 year as a potential competitor to Euro Millions. Thanks to, that many countries are participating in the drawing, the lottery is capable of accumulating jackpots much more impressive, than one national lottery. After, how the Euro Millions lottery has established itself as a successful venture, Germany, Finland, Denmark, Slovenia, Italy and the Netherlands organized a joint meeting in Amsterdam in November 2011 years with the aim of negotiations on the EuroJackpot lottery with the hope of launching the drawing already in 2012 year. After negotiations, Estonia also expressed its desire to join the lottery. Spain joined EuroJackpot 30 june 2012 of the year, commemorating this event with a charity event, according to which the National Association of the Visually Disabled of Spain (ONCE) received a free ticket grant. 1 february 2013 of the year Croatia also joined the draw, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway and Sweden.
For the first time EuroJackpot tickets went on sale 17 Martha 2012 of the year, the first draw took place in Helsinki 23 Martha 2012 of the year.