Eurojackpot Prizes and Odds
Eurojackpot has a gigantic 1st prize pool in every draw, starting at €10 million (approximately 75 million kroner) and growing when it is not won. You need to match all seven numbers - the five main balls and the two Star numbers - to win the top prize.
There are 12 ways to win prizes in total, so even if you match three out of the seven numbers you’ll receive a payout. The following table shows all the different prize categories, along with the odds of winning. The value of prizes in each category varies from draw to draw, as a percentage of the prize fund is allocated to each one and this money is then split between winners.
|Prize Level||Odds of Winning||Percentage of Prize Fund||Fewest
Winners Per Draw
|Winners in Last Draw|
|5 Main Numbers + 2 Star Numbers (Jackpot)||1 in 139,838,160||36%||0||5||0.2||1|
|5 Main Numbers + 1 Star Number||1 in 6,991,908||8.6%||0||35||3.2||3|
|5 Main Numbers||1 in 3,107,515||4.85%||0||41||5.5||9|
|4 Main Numbers + 2 Star Numbers||1 in 621,503||0.8%||7||251||45.5||30|
|4 Main Numbers + 1 Star Number||1 in 31,075||1%||141||3,383||704.7||634|
|3 Main Numbers + 2 Star Numbers||1 in 14,125||1.1%||366||10,082||1,971.2||1,336|
|4 Main Numbers||1 in 13,811||0.8%||179||6,656||1,235.2||1,581|
|2 Main Numbers + 2 Star Numbers||1 in 985||2.55%||5,175||117,893||28,121.3||19,373|
|3 Main Numbers + 1 Star Number||1 in 706||2.85%||8,492||95,743||30,885.6||30,048|
|3 Main Numbers||1 in 314||5.4%||10,478||168,026||53,806.8||74,563|
|1 Main Numbers + 2 Star Numbers||1 in 188||6.75%||27,073||544,590||147,269||102,329|
|2 Main Numbers + 1 Star Number||1 in 49||20.3%||137,844||1,272,441||441,730.6||456,398|
|Overall odds of winning a prize are 1 in 32|
The 1st prize pool keeps climbing when it is not won, but it can only grow as high as €120 million (approximately 890 million korner) before it has to be capped and special rules come into effect. The top prize stays at €120 million until it is won, and funds that would normally be added to it are instead allocated to the second category. This can create a very large prize pool, sometimes in excess of €10 million or €20 million, for players who match five main numbers and one Star number.
The great benefit of this jackpot cap feature is that it boosts your chances of winning a multimillion-Euro prize without even having to match all the numbers, as well as offering a top prize of €120 million.
The top prize has reached its cap on several occasions since the game was launched in 2012.
|Country||Number of Winners When Jackpot Worth €90 Million|
To win prizes in the Joker draw, the numbers that are randomly generated on your ticket must match the winning numbers selected in the draw that you have entered – which could be on Wednesday or Saturday. The key difference is that you must match consecutive numbers in the right order, starting from the back. The following table shows the prizes and odds of winning:
|Prize Level||Odds of Winning||Percentage of Prize Fund|
|All seven numbers in order||1 in 10,000,000||51.5%|
|Last six numbers in order||1 in 1,000,000||9%|
|Last five numbers in order||1 in 100,000||6%|
|Last four numbers in order||1 in 10,000||6.5%|
|Last three numbers in order||1 in 1,000||7%|
|Last two numbers in order||1 in 100||20%|
The 1st prize pool in Joker starts at a minimum of 2 million kroner and gets higher with each passing draw until someone matches all the numbers in order. It has been known to get up to as much as 50 million kroner.