You will undoubtedly be familiar with the EuroMillions if you regularly play lotto. A major European lottery which is organised by several different countries. You have a chance of winning several millions twice a week. But are you also familiar with the other major European lotteries?
The EuroMillions is the biggest of the three largest European lotteries. And the most famous. You can win an insane amount of money when you play along with this Euro Lottery. If you win (find out the odds of winning EuroMillions prizes). The minimum jackpot is 15 million Euro and this can quickly add up. This is because there are two draws every week. On Tuesdays and Fridays. The upper limit is set at € 190 million. This lottery is therefore able to compete with the biggest lotteries in the world. The Powerball and the MegaMillions lottery in America.
The organising countries are France, Spain, the UK, Belgium, Ireland, Luxembourg, Austria, Portugal and Switzerland. You play by choosing 5 numbers (out of 50) and 2 stars (bonus numbers) (out of 11). Quite easy, right?
You can play at a local sales point in one of these countries. Or simply play online. There are various different service offices which can provide you with an official ticket in your name. Euro Lottery Services has been organising this for thousands of lottery players for many years.
Take a look at how high the current EuroMillions jackpot is and quickly, safely and easily play online.
The EuroJackpot is the slightly less well known variant. Although this jackpot can also quickly start adding up to a high amount. This European lottery is the EuroMillions’ little brother. Although a 90 million euro jackpot certainly can’t be referred to as small. The EuroJackpot draw takes place every Friday in Helsinki (Finland).
This lottery’s organisation is in the hands of the following 17 countries: the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Finland, Estonia, Slovenia, Italy, Spain, Iceland, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
As is the case with the aforementioned EuroMillions, inhabitants of these countries can play via a local sales office. And the EuroJackpot lottery can be played online too. Fill in your lucky numbers (5 ordinary numbers out of 50 and 2 bonus numbers out of 10) online. Then make sure you check back on Friday to see whether you filled in the correct numbers and whether you were the only one to do so. There is every chance your world will subsequently look completely different.
In addition to the 2 aforementioned – and best known – Euro lotteries, there is also a somewhat lesser known lottery. The Scandinavian and North European countries have also created a joint lottery. The Viking Lotto is actually a trendsetter too. This was the first lottery to be organised by several countries back in 1993.
The Viking Lotto (called the Onsdag Lotto (Wednesday Lotto) in Denmark and the Víkingalottó in Iceland) can be played in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia. Six numbers out of a total of 48 need to be chosen in order to be in with a chance of winning the jackpot.
Even though the main prize is smaller than the one paid out with the EuroMillions and the EuroJackpot, the Viking Lotto Jackpot can still add up quite nicely. The jackpot was edging towards 30 million euro at the time of writing. And that’s certainly nothing to be sniffed at.
In addition to these three so-called transnational lotteries, the national lotteries per country can sometimes also be very lucrative. These other European lottery jackpots can sometimes add up to amounts as high as 70 or 80 million Euro. Think of the Italian SuperEnalotto, for example, which currently stands to pay out more than 80 million Euro.
So what are you waiting for…?