Three Reasons To Play This Week’s Eurojackpot
A top prize of €16 million will be up for grabs in tonight’s Eurojackpot draw after a rollover last week, giving players across Europe an opportunity to win a life-changing amount of money. As well as the great jackpot, there are a number of other reasons why it is worth taking part in the game this week.
The chances of cracking the jackpot are favourable in comparison to other major world lotteries which offer such fantastic prizes. The probability of matching all five main numbers and both Euro numbers is 1 in 95,344,200, much more favourable than the jackpot odds for EuroMillions, Powerball and Mega Millions. Even in the German Lotto, the odds of winning are approximately 1 in 139.8 million. As well as the top prize, Eurojackpot has 11 other prize tiers, and the overall odds of winning a prize are 1 in 26.
As the jackpot is not as large as it sometimes can be, players have an opportunity this week to pick up better prizes in the lower tiers. Some Eurojackpot fans are only attracted to the game when the jackpot approaches €90 million, and the increase in ticket sales usually results in a higher number of total winners across the 12 prize tiers. As the prize fund is divided by the number of winners, it can be worth playing when there are fewer players to potentially get a larger payout if you match some of the numbers drawn.
It’s Never Been Easier To Choose Numbers
Eurojackpot fans can try to become millionaires simply by choosing their numbers online, which is quick, simple, convenient and secure. An alternative would be to go to an authorised retailer in one of the participating countries, but you do then have to check the tickets yourself and one poor player from Germany recently had an unpleasant surprise when he thought he had won, before later finding out it was a mistake.
Jens Neumann read the Eurojackpot results in the newspaper and saw that the numbers were the same as those on his ticket. “I thought I was going to have a heart attack,” he said. However, he checked another source and found a different set of numbers presented as the winning line. Jens enquired to find out what had happened and discovered that he had won nothing. He says the paper ‘did not even send a bouquet of flowers’ to apologise, but did joke that ‘luckily I did not buy a sports car immediately’.
If Jens had chosen his numbers online, he would only have been notified if he had won and would not have had to go through the ordeal he endured. The majority of prizes are also paid out automatically, and it could just be that this week’s €16 million jackpot is won by a lucky player somewhere in Europe. Good luck!