Playing Tips

Playing Eurojackpot is simple, but there are still a number of useful tips which are worth bearing in mind when you buy a ticket. You can also check out the How to Win Eurojackpot and Systems and Strategies pages for ways to try and boost your chances of success.

Don’t Leave it Too Late

Eurojackpot draws take place in Helsinki on Tuesdays and Fridays at 21.00 EET (20:00 GMT). Cut-off times for ticket sales vary in each participating country, so make sure that you give yourself plenty of time to buy tickets to avoid missing out on the chance to win a prize by purchasing entries well in advance. View ticket cut off times for each country.

Keep Your Tickets Safe

If you enter Eurojackpot through an authorised retail store, sign the back of your ticket to prove that you are its rightful owner and store it in a safe place to ensure it doesn’t get lost or damaged (for example, if you store the ticket in your trouser pocket and then forget when you put them in the washing machine to be cleaned).

You can’t claim a prize if you do not have your ticket to present to lottery officials, and unfortunately it is an all too regular occurrence that many lottery players, do not claim prizes because they lost or damaged their ticket.

Playing online is the simplest way to avoid these issues.

Check Your Numbers Carefully

Eurojackpot draws take place on a Friday night and the winning numbers can be found on the Results page immediately after the draw. It is best to check your tickets as soon as possible to see if you’ve won a prize, which you can do by using the Checker facility.

Playing online is the simplest way to avoid these issues.

Don’t Delay Claiming Prizes

Make sure you check your Eurojackpot tickets right away and claim any prizes you have won as soon as possible to avoid missing the deadline for claiming any winnings. Visit the How to Claim section to discover the deadlines for claiming Eurojackpot prizes in the participating countries.

Playing online is the simplest way to avoid these issues.

Play Online

Playing Eurojackpot online combines many advantages, as tickets are kept secure and most prizes are automatically paid into your account. It is also a more convenient way to play, allowing you to buy tickets without visiting a retail store.

View the How to Play Eurojackpot page for more information.