Two popular international lottery games will be going head-to-head in today’s blog post. We’ll be taking a look at how they differ from one another and whether one lottery really is “better” than the other.
Examining parallels and differences in the world is something that makes us human. We like to see deep into things! The main reason why we like to make comparisons is to help us make good judgements and therefore good decisions for ourselves. Choices, choices, choices!
It could be deciding between a pizza or a burger, a glass of wine or beer, a night out on the town as opposed to staying in. Making choices helps us navigate through our modern world that is constantly changing. Information is circulating rapidly and it can get overwhelming if we don’t stop and take a moment to think about things that impact us.
International lottery games, especially European ones, have many similarities, but they differ greatly from one another.
The most famous European lottery, EuroMillions, was developing at such a rapid rate that it wasn’t long before a competitor came along. This competitor became the lottery that we know today as ‘EuroJackpot’. So which lottery is the better one to play?
Let’s first go back in time with the EuroMillions lottery. It was founded on the 13th of February in 2005. It has many similarities as well as differences with its younger brother, EuroJackpot. EuroJackpot was introduced on the 23rd of March in 2012. EuroMillions is 8 years older. That’s quite a significant length of time to build up a solid reputation amongst the lottery playing community. If we take this difference in age more seriously, we will see that the lottery which has been around for longer, has more experience, naturally.
The success of the EuroMillions lotto is present by virtue of the fact that nine European countries now participate in the game, as well as online players from other parts of the world.
After EuroJackpot was introduced, it slowly started to garner a following and reputation. More European countries started joining the game. This European lottery now allows 17 countries to participate and has an audience of close to 270 million. The EuroMillions audience is around 217 million. That’s one of the major differences between these two lotteries.
EuroMillions draws are held every Tuesday and Friday at 20:45 CET in Paris. When it comes to choosing lucky numbers, players can choose from a range of 1 to 50, and the lucky stars from 1 to 12.
EuroJackpot draws are held in Helsinki, Finland, on Fridays at 21:00 local time. Although the draws take place in Finland, the actual lottery data feed is carried out in Germany and Denmark. Hitting a EuroJackpot top prize means you need to match 5 main numbers and 2 bonus balls.
EuroMillions and EuroJackpot Prizes:
EuroMillions has a total of 13 prize tiers. That means you stand a 1 in 13 chance to land a consolation prize in any one of these tiers. EuroJackpot has a starting size of 17 million Euro. It can increase to a much higher figure like 190 million Euro if there are consistent rollovers.
The record 190 million Euro EuroJackpot prize has been won twice already. Once on the 10th of August 2012, and the other on the 24th of October in 2014.
Special occasion draws have also been arranged for EuroMillions, like the EuroMillions Superdraw, for example. In this case, the jackpots get raised up to 100 or even 130 million Euro. This usually happens 2-3 times a year. That’s another fact about the EuroMillions that makes it vastly unique to the EuroJackpot lottery.
In conclusion, we have found that the EuroJackpot game will produce fewer winners, but their prizes are much larger and happen more frequently. Although the chances of winning a jackpot are low, if you do hit it big, the chances of you sharing it with anyone else are very slim.
For all the latest EuroMillions and EuroJackpot lottery results online, you can visit our results and winnings page here.
Both of these popular European lotteries are great games to play, and they only differ from each other slightly. While EuroMillions often produces big jackpots, EuroJackpot offers you slightly better odds of winning on smaller jackpot amounts.
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