EuroJackpot – The new lottery
EuroJackpot is a new European lotto game which is played in several countries. A total of nine European countries will participate at EuroJackpot.
Costs and profits are distributed to millions of customers to allow a jackpot of 90 million euros. Currently, the lottery model is still in the testing phase.
After the gambling monopoly has fallen in Germany, and many players have switched to other lottery providers, Germany decided to create a new lotto game which should run with other countries.
The game mode of the new lottery game
Probably it will be a 5 out of 50 system with two additional numbers. However, with this system the chance to win is much lower than at 6 out of 49. The draw of the new product will always be on Friday. One tipp will cost probably around 2 euros.
In this game, the minimum jackpot amount is 10 million euro and may rise to 90 million euros. If the jackpot reaches this amount but wont be cracked - the jackpot will not rise, but distributed on the lower ranks.
It was clear, that Germany, as the investor of the new lottery game EuroJackpot, also be with the participating States. In June 2011 a meeting with the remaining representatives of the other participating countries was convened in Helsinki.
The participating countries are now a total of nine EU member states:
Germany, the Netherlands, Estonia, Iceland, Italy, and the four Nordic countries Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland. The representatives of the countries have agreed to make the first jackpot payouts of EuroJackpot already in spring 2012.