The Eurojackpot is the biggest lottery in Europe. Top prizes of up to 120 million euros are regularly played out here. Now the community of participating nations and lottery companies continues to grow: Greece was recently accepted as the 19th member.

As recently announced in a press release, Greece has now also joined the ranks of Eurojackpot countries. On 8 March, the Greeks were able to take part in the lottery for the first time and secure their chance to win up to 120 million.

The Eurojackpot has been around since 2012, when the joint project started with seven countries. Nobody would have guessed that it would one day become 19 members. Andreas Kötter, Managing Director of WestLotto and Eurojackpot Chairman, is all the more proud of the development:

"In 2012, we started with seven nations. The fact that we have almost tripled the number to date and that people in all of these countries can dream of winning the jackpot is proof of this: The Eurojackpot is a unique piece of European cooperation."

Greek lottery company OPAP now part of a total of 34 associations

The last addition to the Eurojackpot before Greece was Poland. It was added to the group of participating nations in 2017. Germany has been involved since the very beginning. All 16 companies of the German Lotto and Totoblock (DLTB) are considered founding members. The latter also include the companies in Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Italy, the Netherlands and Slovenia. The Eurojackpot is also available in Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, Spain and Sweden. With the Greek lottery company OPAP, the 34th association has now been added.

The Managing Director of WestLotto and Eurojackpot Chairman Andreas Kötter is very pleased about this. However, he also says in the press release that it is a challenge to bring together the different lottery cultures and legal regulations of the individual Eurojackpot countries:

"What unites us all: as state-licensed lottery companies, we make indispensable contributions to promoting the common good in Europe, which would not be possible in this way without Eurojackpot. Our cooperation is also a strong sign that European cooperation can be a win-win situation for everyone."

The strings are pulled in Münster and Copenhagen

One of the Eurojackpot headquarters is located in Münster, Westphalia. As Germany's largest state lottery, WestLotto, which is based there, is the patron. According to the press release, this is where all the threads for the major European project come together. The second centre is Copenhagen, where the picks from the participating countries are evaluated.

All in all, 325 million people can take part in the lottery. And this is how it works:

  • If you want to take part in the Eurojackpot, you have to tick seven numbers on the ticket.
  • You have to select 5 out of 50 possible numbers in field A and 2 out of 12 Euro numbers in field B.
  • There is always at least 10 million euros in the jackpot - the maximum is 120 million euros.
  • The prizes are awarded in a total of 12 different categories - from five correct numbers + two correct numbers to two correct numbers + one correct number.
  • The chance of winning the main prize is 1:140 million, which corresponds to the same probability of LOTTO 6aus49.
  • The draws take place twice a week: Tuesday and Friday.
  • If you wish, you can also take part in the Eurojackpot via a quick pick with the help of a random number generator.

These are the ten highest Eurojackpot winnings of all time


Profit in euros




Winning numbers


120 million

16. Januar  2024


East Norway

06 19 32 39 42 - 04 09


120 million

23. June 2023



02 03 18 23 39 - 06 08


120 million

08. November 2022


Berlin, Charlottenburg

15 17 23 35 38 - 04 09


120 million

22. July 2022


West Jutland, Denmark

01 11 17 19 33 - 03 07


117 million

04. August 2023



03 17 19 32 38 - 06 07


110 million

20. May 2022


North Rhine-Westphalia

04 22 28 32 47 - 01 02


107 million

31. January 2023


Bremen, Bremerhaven

20 21 30 41 43 - 10 11


90 million

28. May 2021


Hesse, Rhine-Main

15 26 35 37 43 - 03 08


90 million

15. January 2021


North Rhine-Westphalia, Gütersloh

10 19 32 36 46 - 04 06


90 million

01. May 2020


Bavaria, Upper Franconia

06 11 12 21 41 - 01 02


The reach of the Eurojackpot has grown by around ten million Greeks. This offer is sure to be very popular, because just like in Germany, lotto is one of the most popular games of chance in Greece. It remains to be seen when the first lucky jackpot winner from Greece will be found. So far, Germany is clearly in the lead here.

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