Eurojackpot rules are easy to understand and are helpful for all new Eurojackpot players who require an overview of how this pan-European lottery works. It is worth spending some time reading through the Eurojackpot rules in the guide below to make sure you fully understand how this lottery works, so that when you come to play the Eurojackpot you will have all the information and knowledge you require. This page covers as many of the different rules as possible, and this Eurojackpot rules page is updated as and when the rules in the Eurojackpot change.
All legal lottery games have rules to guarantee that those games are perfectly fair and this means that players know exactly what to expect when they participate. The Eurojackpot rules that players need to be aware of are:
- All Eurojackpot players must be over the age of 18 when they buy their tickets for this lottery.
- A prize can only be claimed in the country that issued the winning ticket.
- In most circumstances the lottery operator will view the holder of a Eurojackpot ticket, not the purchaser, as being the rightful owner. This means that if you happen to lose a Eurojackpot ticket which was bought offline, the person who finds that lottery ticket may claim the particular prize won by that ticket. However, Eurojackpot tickets purchased online cannot be lost as they are connected directly to the purchaser through their online account.
- The Eurojackpot rules state that the lottery operator will not have any liability to anyone who plays the Eurojackpot via a Co-Promoter or their agents. Similar terms are applied by each Co-Promoter, therefore, as already stated you can only claim your prize in the country where you purchased your ticket.
- The Eurojackpot has a jackpot cap, meaning the jackpot increases each week it does not have a winner up to the maximum permitted value of €90 million. The jackpot can continue to roll at the discretion of the operators of Eurojackpot. Should the value of the jackpot hit the €90 million mark, the excess over €90 million will be passed to the second prize level, up to a maximum of €90 million. In the unlikely event that the second prize tier reaches its cap value of €90 million, the excess will then roll down to the next winning prize tier.
- If you win a Eurojackpot prize then you only have a certain period of time to claim your winnings and this can vary depending on which country you bought your Eurojackpot ticket in. If for whatever reason the claim for a prize hasn’t been made in the allotted time that particular prize money will instead be added to the fund that goes towards Good Causes, such as Community Projects. Therefore, it is strongly recommended that if you become a Eurojackpot winner you should claim your prize as soon as possible after the draw.
These Eurojackpot rules above cover the important areas of this lottery game. However, if you require more information such as how to play the Eurojackpot and Eurojackpot FAQ’s please visit the Eurojackpot Information page.
When Eurojackpot was first started, the rules stated the Eurojackpot top prize would not be permitted to rollover more than twelve times. This rollover cap was found to be too limiting for the growth of the game, so commencing with the draw of the 1st of February 2013 this limit was removed.