Eurojackpot Rules

The rules for playing Eurojackpot apply both to tickets purchased online and tickets purchased from authorised retail stores. It is the player’s responsibility to familiarise themselves with the rules and regulations for the game.

General Rules

  • Players must be of a legal age to purchase Eurojackpot tickets in their country. Underage lottery sales are prohibited. The minimum age for purchasing lottery tickets in each participating country is as follows:

    Country Minimum Legal Age
    Estonia16 years old
    Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Greece (21 if playing online), Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden 18 years old
  • The player is responsible for discovering the cut-off times for Eurojackpot ticket sales in their country. A full list of the times of closure for ticket sales before each Eurojackpot draw is available on the Frequently Asked Questions page.
  • Players purchasing tickets online will, by opening an account with the operator, agree to the terms and conditions of the relevant operator.
  • Players who purchase tickets online must ensure that they take all possible measures to keep their accounts secure and up to date. Passwords and banking information should be not be revealed to anyone, and players must make necessary updates to their accounts, such as changing a payment method or address, at the first possible opportunity.
  • If a player purchases a Eurojackpot ticket from a retail store, they are responsible for keeping the ticket safe and free from damage. The ticket operates as proof that a valid entry has been made for a Eurojackpot draw.
  • Players who purchased tickets in retail stores are responsible for signing the back of their ticket to ensure proof of ownership.
  • Players who purchase Eurojackpot tickets from retail stores are responsible for checking those tickets to ensure that they are valid for the draw date of their choice and are otherwise free from any errors, such as illegible bar codes or serial numbers. If they discover any errors, they are responsible for returning the ticket to the point of sale to request a cancellation of the ticket.
  • Players purchasing Eurojackpot tickets from retail stores are responsible for checking their tickets to see if they have won a prize, and are also responsible for claiming any winnings within the deadline set for the country in which the ticket was purchased.
  • A player may only claim a Eurojackpot prize if they are the rightful owner of the winning ticket, i.e. they paid for the entry or were given the ticket in good faith or as a gift.
  • A prize can only be claimed in the country in which the winning ticket was purchased. A list of lottery operators can be found on the How to Claim page.
  • Winning tickets must be checked and validated by the lottery operator, or an agent of the lottery operator, such as an authorised retail store, in the relevant country before prizes will be paid out to winners.
  • Players have specific deadlines for claiming Eurojackpot prizes depending on the country in which the ticket was purchased. They are also responsible for properly following the procedures for claiming prizes in their country, which can vary according to the value of the prize won. Please visit the How to Claim page for more information.

Game Rules

  • Players must select five main numbers between 1 and 50.
  • Players must select two extra Euro numbers between 1 and 12.
  • Players must purchase their tickets before the close of sales in their country before the draw takes place.
  • The jackpot has a cap of €120 million.
  • Draws are held every Tuesday and Friday in Helsinki, Finland, at 21.00 EET.

Earlier Revisions to Eurojackpot Game Rules

The Eurojackpot game rules have changed since the game began in 2012. Previously, the jackpot could not roll over more than 12 times, but this was found to be too limiting, and in February 2013 the rollover limit was removed and replaced with a Jackpot Cap of €90 million. The matrix for the Euro numbers has also changed, expanding from 1-8 to 1-10 in October 2014.

It was announced in early 2022 that the game would be updated with its biggest set of rule changes yet, with the addition of a Tuesday draw, the matrix for the Euro numbers expanding again from 1-10 to 1-12 and the jackpot cap going up to €120 million. The changes marked 10 years since Eurojackpot was launched in March 2012.

Find out more about Eurojackpot by visiting the Information section.