Which European lottery to play?
In the lottery world, Europe is renowned for its two enormous, transnational lotteries – EuroMillions and Eurojackpot.
But if you’re new to the European lottery scene, it can be tricky to pick between the two. Especially since both lotteries may seem similar at first glance, what with their similar game structures!
To help you out, LottoExpress has rounded up some quick facts and stats to help you decide!
One of Europe’s oldest and largest lotteries, EuroMillions is played across 9 European countries. And now, thanks to the new changes to its game structure, players can expect bigger jackpots than ever!
- Current Jackpot at €156 MILLION
- Previous record jackpot of €190 Million
- Overall odds are 1 in 13
- 13 prize tiers
- Minimum guaranteed jackpots of €17 million
- Occasional Superdraws held throughout the year, with special jackpots of around €130 million!
- Game format: Pick 5 numbers from 1-50 and 2 Lucky Star numbers from 1-12
- Draws every Tuesday and Friday, at 9pm CET.
A newer lottery in comparison, Eurojackpot was designed to create more jackpot winners! Played across 17 participating European countries, Eurojackpot has some great odds for a lottery of its size.
- Current Jackpot at €90 MILLION
- Previous record jackpot of €90 million
- Overall odds are 1 in 26
- Impressive jackpot odds at 1 in 95,344,200
- 12 prize tiers
- Minimum guaranteed jackpots of €10 million
- Game format: Pick 5 numbers from 1-50 and 2 Euro Star numbers from 1-10
- Draws every Friday, at 21:00 EET
So which lottery should I play?
In a nutshell, EuroMillions offers bigger jackpots and payouts – but this also means it has higher odds of winning the jackpot.
On the other hand, while Eurojackpot has relatively smaller jackpot amounts, it has better odds of winning the jackpot.
And if you STILL cannot pick between the two, you can always enjoy the best of both worlds with our exclusive Euro pass lottery combo! This lets you get tickets for both European lotteries at 1 great prize, whose combined jackpots are worth €246 MILLION in total, right now!
The LottoExpress Team
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