The Eurojackpot lottery over comes extremely close to that of the EuroMillions which was launched back in 2004. Based on the successful format used by the EuroMillions, this euro lotto game has made lottery players all over the world multi-millionaires. The question though is, which European lotto game is better?
EuroMillions Or EuroJackpot?
If you have been playing the best international lotto games on PlayEuroMillions.com, you will by now know about, not only the US Powerball lottery with its record-breaking jackpots, the legendary SuperEna Max lotto game with its continuously high jackpots, and of course the Spanish Christmas Raffle boasting an incredible prize-fund of € 2,3 billion. Over and above all these massive jackpots however, are two European lotteries, quite similar to each other, and giving players a whole lot to play for.
The EuroMillions and Eurojackpot, without a doubt make the cut when it comes to the world’s most famous Euro lotteries. Both these lucrative lotto games may seem similar at first glance, but there’s a lot more than meets the eye. Here’s what you should know:
European lotteries overview:
The EuroMillions lottery is known as the millionaire-maker lottery of Europe. The minimum jackpot starts at 17 million Euros and has reached 190 million Euro, won by Adrian and Gillian Bayford from the UK in 2012 on draw number 510.
As it’s a transnational lottery, that was launched on February 7, 2004, by France's Française des Jeux, Spain's Loterías y Apuestas del Estado, and the United Kingdom's Camelot, the game is hosted in the following countries: Austria, Belgium, France, Ireland, Luxembourg, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, U.K., Europe. Thanks to the internet however, you too can participate in this incredible euro lotto game right here at PlayEuroMillions.com.
The first ever EuroMillions draw took place in Paris, with France, Spain and the United Kingdom taking part. A French player won €15 million. By the time the first 100 draws had taken place, there had already been a total of 31 jackpot winners! Between them, they had won: €782,492,337.
Just like the Powerball and Mega Millions rule and number format changes, EuroMillions lottery players now also enjoy the thrill and excitement of bigger jackpots since the changes were implemented back in 2016.
Eurojackpot is a transnational European lottery launched in March 2012. Based on the EuroMillions lottery, the EuroJackpot was created to ensure more people won the jackpot.
The best part of this amazing European lotto game is that doesn’t just offer bigger prizes than many of the world’s top international lotto games – it offers much better odds of winning prizes too!
Looking at just how many people play the EuroJackpot we can see that its grown to become one of the world’s most popular lotteries, with millions of online players throughout the world. There are 17 participating European countries in Eurojackpot and the game has some fabulous odds for a lottery of its size.
EuroMillions vs. EuroJackpot
When it comes down the game format, both euro lotto games use a similar format where online lottery players try and predict a combination of 5 standard lottery balls and 2 special euro balls to win cash prizes.
In both instances there is one drum with 50 regular balls, but here’s where the two euro lotto games differ slightly. In the EuroJackpot lotto game there are 10 "euro balls" numbered from 1 to 10 in the second drum, while in the EuroMilions lotto game there are 12 "Lucky Star balls" in the second drum. It’s this slight difference that gives EuroJackpot players a much higher chance of winning than the EuroMilions lottery.
Crunch time: Which European lotto game should you play?
What it boils down to is - it depends on whether you want to take a chance and win a bigger jackpot and pay-outs, which comes with higher odds (EuroMillions, or a smaller jackpot with the odds in your favour (EuroJackpot).
Something to remember though is, the EuroMillions lotto game holds Superdraws, and these start at a whopping €130 Million.
So as you can see, it all rests on the individual lottery player. Do you enjoy big jackpots and excitement with EuroMillions? Or play it smart and safe with Eurojackpot? At the end of the day, the choice lays in your hands.
Do you want to play Eurojackpot online? Just pick your lucky numbers and buy Eurojackpot tickets online right here at PlayEuroMillions.com. It’s super easy, quick and with the odds in your favour, you could be a multi-millionaire a lot sooner than you ever thought possible.
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