EuroMillions was the first pan-European lottery to be founded, coming into existence back in 2004. EuroJackpot was launched in 2012, following in the footsteps of the very successful EuroMillions. Although EuroJackpot is played in a larger number of countries (17 in total), EuroMillions offers higher prizes. Another difference between these lotteries is in how often the draw takes place. While EuroJackpot draws only on Friday, EuroMillions has two draws a week, every Tuesday and Friday. Because of this, EuroMillions jackpots tend to grow at a much faster rate, meaning that the lottery creates more multi-millionaires. Keep reading as we highlight the 5 reasons that EuroMillions wins the battle of the Euro-lotteries.
1. A single lottery where you can win up to €190 Million
Do you know any other lottery where you can win up to 190 million euros? EuroMillions offers jackpots which can grow up to double the maximum winnings available from EuroJackpot. No other European lottery offers higher top prizes! While EuroJackpot guarantees a minimum prize of €10 million the EuroMillions jackpot is at least €17 million in every single draw! The highest possible win in EuroMillions climbs to twice that of its main competitor, because while EuroJackpot offers a maximum of 90 million euros, EuroMillions can expand to a massive 190 million euros!
2. Two draws per week - faster jackpots
EuroMillions, unlike EuroJackpot, draws twice a week! Every Tuesday and Friday at around 8 o’clock you have the chance to win. If no jackpot is won in the draw, the jackpot simply rolls over to the next draw, growing larger as it does so. This means that EuroMillions jackpots are rising at a much faster speed than EuroJackpots. Twice the draws means twice the rate of increase. It also means there are two opportunities to become a millionaire each and every week.
3. EuroMillions offers Superdraws
EuroMillions offers so-called "Super" games, which feature huge jackpots. These special draws can be announced at any time, with the next one due very soon. Often, the Superdraws take place on the occasion of an anniversary or a special event. The last Superdraw happened to commemorate the date on which the EuroMillions rules were changed, which was in September 2016. The jackpot on that occasion went all the way up to €130 million.
4. EuroMillions has more winning categories
While EuroJackpot's younger competitor offers 12 winning categories, the EuroMillions lottery has a total of 13. EuroMillions' overall winnings are higher - 1:13 compared to 1:26 at EuroJackpot.
5. You can bet on EuroMillions online
You can bet on EuroMillions online which means bye-bye to the queues at the post office or your local shop. You can place bets direct from your computer, or from your mobile phone or tablet. Betting on the lottery online has plenty of benefits. You save a lot of time, you have an absolute overview of the history of bets and payments, the prize is credited directly to your account. So you do not have to worry about losing your ticket and losing out on prize money, which happens more often than you might imagine.
Convinced? Try your luck with a bet on EuroMillions today, and see if you can become the latest Euro-millionaire!