The EuroJackpot lottery celebrated its fourth birthday on Wednesday 23rd March, four years to the day since the first winning EuroJackpot numbers were drawn at the game’s HQ in Helsinki, Finland.
4 years of EuroJackpot magic
Well hasn’t the time gone quickly? It feels like it was just yesterday when we were celebrating the launch of this exciting new lottery – and now it’s EuroJackpot’s 4th Birthday! EuroJackpot launched in 2012 with an ambition to become the superstar of European lotto – easier to win and more enjoyable to play than its big rival EuroMillions. But did it succeed? Let’s take a look back at the first four years of EuroJackpot (and let’s hope there are many more to come):
The statistics make good reading for EuroJackpot in its first four years. At the time of writing (March 23rd 2016), there have been 209 EuroJackpot draws, which have led to 560 wins of 100.000 EUR or more, including 56 millionaire-making jackpot wins.
The biggest wins
With a minimum jackpot figure of € 10.000.000, EuroJackpot never fails to offer a serious cash incentive for its players. The biggest EuroJackpot win to date was the € 90.000.000 maximum jackpot claimed by a single player in the Czech Republic last summer. The record is likely to be matched at some point in the near future – possibly during 2016.
Alongside the not inconsiderable achievement of regularly breaking its own jackpot record, EuroJackpot has succeeded in smashing all-time lottery jackpot records in a number of its host countries, including the Czech Republic, Denmark, and Finland, where one jumbo win was claimed by a very lucky lottery syndicate.
EuroJackpot was instantly successful in spreading big lottery jackpots across the European continent, and as the years have gone by, the number of participating nations has steadily increased. At the time of writing, EuroJackpot currently directly serves players in Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden – that’s over a third of countries in the whole of Europe!
Players from other parts of the world can participate in EuroJackpot through third party websites. Read about how you can get your ticket here.