Eurojackpot syndicates are a great way to increase your chances of winning the jackpot. Syndicates offer you more chances to win in exchange for a share of any prizes won.
For example, if you entered one ticket into a Eurojackpot draw, you will have a 1 in 139,838,160 chance of winning the jackpot. However, if you joined a syndicate with nine other players, buying ten tickets as a group, you have a 1 in 13,983,816 chance of winning the jackpot, and considerably better odds of winning in any of the other prize tiers.
Here is the information you need on the different types of syndicates to help you decide which best suits you.
Play in an Online Syndicate
Joining an online Eurojackpot syndicate is the simplest and most flexible way to play in a group. The syndicate service takes on the role of syndicate manager, choosing the numbers played, purchasing the tickets and distributing any prizes. A set number of shares are sold in the group to players and the more shares you own, the bigger the portion of the winnings you will receive.
Advantages of Playing in an Online Syndicate
Hassle-free – With the syndicate service taking care of payment collection, purchasing of tickets and distribution of winnings, all you need to do choose how many shares you would like to purchase and how many draws you would like to participate in.
Avoid disputes – The syndicate service will evenly distribute any winnings according to the number of shares each player purchased, eliminating any disagreements amongst syndicate members.
Create Your Own Syndicate
Groups of work colleagues, friends or family members will often join together to buy a number of lottery tickets for a draw. This is a fun, social way of playing Eurojackpot, providing a great community atmosphere as excitement grows in advance of the draw.
However, it is important to have a syndicate agreement in place to cover all aspects of play in order to avoid any conflicts between members. The agreement should include information on which numbers will be played, how winnings will be distributed, what happens if a member misses a payment and any other important information that members of the group feel should be formalised to ensure that there are no disagreements.
You will need to appoint a trustworthy syndicate manager who will be responsible for gathering payments, buying the tickets, checking the results, collecting prizes and distributing any winnings between group members.
Advantages of Creating Your Own Eurojackpot Syndicate
- You’re in control – Organising your own syndicate means that you are in control of every detail, from the collection of money to the purchasing of tickets and distribution of any prizes won.
Playing as part of a syndicate can significantly improve your chances of claiming a prize, as many Eurojackpot players have discovered thanks to playing with friends or in organised online groups. Read some of their stories here:
A Syndicate Was the First Jackpot Winner in Eurojackpot
The first ever jackpot won occurred on Friday 11th May 2012 by a ticket purchased in Germany on behalf of a syndicate from the Ruhr region. The group won €19.5 million in the eighth Eurojackpot draw ever to take place.
The SKS Toijala Workers
On 4th April 2014, ten colleagues from the SKS manufacturing plant at Akaa in Finland shared what was at the time a record Eurojackpot win of €57.2 million. They bought their winning entry at the RKioski shop in the town and it was reported later that year that only one of the winners had chosen to remain at work following their good fortune!