Comparison between EuroMillions and Eurojackpot

The term ‘Euro lottery’ is sometimes used to refer to either of the two main transnational lotteries held in Europe - Eurojackpot and EuroMillions. It is a common colloquialism in many countries and will typically relate to whichever lottery is staged where you live. While both games offer huge jackpots and have similar structures and rules, they do differ in a number of ways.

EurojackpotvsEuroMillions
5 from 50 and 2 from 10Format5 from 50 and 2 from 12
1 in 95,344,200Odds of Winning Jackpot1 in 139,838,160
€10 millionMinimum Jackpot€17 million
€90 millionMaximum Jackpot€190 million
12Number of Prize Tiers13
1 in 26Odds of Winning a Prize1 in 13
17Participating Countries9
Friday at 21.00 EET (19.00GMT)DrawnTuesday and Friday at 21.00 (20.00 GMT)
23rd March 2012Date Launched13th February 2004
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As shown above, the odds of winning the jackpot in Eurojackpot are better than the odds of winning the EuroMillions jackpot. However, EuroMillions has an extra prize tier for matching just two main numbers, while Eurojackpot players must match at least two main numbers and one Euro number to win a prize.

Whether you play Eurojackpot or EuroMillions is entirely up to you; each lottery has its own advantages and you can take part in either game online, or purchase tickets from authorised retail stores in participating countries.

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