Eurojackpot playing guidelines apply to tickets acquired online and at authorized retail outlets. Players are obliged to acquaint themselves with the game’s Eurojackpot rules and regulations.
Participants must meet the legal age requirement to buy Eurojackpot tickets in their respective countries, as sales to minors are strictly forbidden. The minimum age for lottery ticket purchases varies by country and is listed as follows:
|Minimum Legal Age
|16 years old
|Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden
|18 years old
- The player must be aware of the deadline for Eurojackpot ticket sales in their country. Detailed information on sales cut-off times before each draw is available in the FAQ section.
- Players agree to adhere to the operator’s terms and conditions by creating an account to purchase tickets online. Online buyers must secure their accounts by safeguarding their passwords and banking details from unauthorized access and promptly updating personal information, such as payment methods or addresses.
- For those buying tickets from retail stores, maintaining the ticket’s integrity and ensuring it remains undamaged is key, as it is evidence of a legitimate Eurojackpot entry. Signing the back of the ticket verifies ownership.
- Retail purchasers must verify their tickets for accuracy and eligibility for the intended draw date, addressing discrepancies by returning the ticket to the point of sale for potential cancellation.
- Checking tickets for winnings and claiming any prizes within the specified timeframe set by the purchase country is also a player’s duty. Prize claims are limited to the rightful ticket owner, whether the ticket was purchased, received as a gift, or obtained in good faith.
- Prizes must be claimed in the country where the ticket was bought, with a comprehensive list of lottery operators available on the How to Claim page. The lottery operator or an authorized agent must validate tickets before prize disbursement.
- The deadlines for prize claims and procedures vary by country and may depend on the prize amount. For detailed guidance on claiming prizes, the How to Claim page provides further information.
- Participants are required to choose five primary numbers from 1 to 50 and two additional Euro numbers from 1 to 12.
- Tickets must be acquired before the sales cut-off time in their country, ahead of the draw.
- The maximum jackpot amount is set at €120 million.
- The lottery draws occur in Helsinki, Finland, at 21:00 EET every Tuesday and Friday.
Updates to Euro Jackpot Rules Over Time
Since its inception in 2012, Eurojackpot has seen several adjustments to its rules. Initially, a limit preventing the jackpot from rolling over more than 12 times was deemed restrictive. As a result, in February 2013, this limit was abolished, and a new Jackpot Cap of €90 million was introduced. Furthermore, the range for selecting Euro numbers was expanded from 1-8 to 1-10 in October 2014.
A significant overhaul of the game’s rules was announced at the beginning of 2022, introducing the most extensive changes. These included the introduction of a Tuesday draw, an expansion of the Euro numbers selection range from 1-10 to 1-12, and an increase in the jackpot cap to €120 million, commemorating a decade since the launch of Eurojackpot in March 2012.