The brand new European lottery “EuroJackpot” has started selling ticket on 16th of March 2012 , a day prior to the previously announced date. Tickets are sold at lottery outlets throughout the participating countries. Seven European countries are participating in this new lottery – Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Slovenia. Norwegian Lottery operators Norsk Tipping has confirmed that Norway is going to join this league of EuroJackpot Lottery from Fall 2012.
Few more countries have also signed up to participate in EuroJackpot at a later date. These countries include, Iceland and Sweden.
Unlike EuroMillions Lottery the EuroJackpot only takes place once a week on a Friday night , however the EuroJackpot lottery is very similar to this European lottery when it comes to play rules; In total seven numbers will be drawn in the EuroJackpot lottery and this will consist five main numbers drawn from a selection of 1 – 50 and then two additional numbers drawn separately from a range of 1 – 8.
Because of the wide media coverage and huge jackpot prize (A guaranteed minimum of €10 million) a lot of interest has already built up in public for EuroJackpot Lottery and many players are waiting to play the lottery for the first draw on 23rd of March 2012.
Eurojackpot will have rollovers, which means if no one wins in one of the draw the prize money for the jackpot will be rolled over to the next draw until it reaches €90 Millions when the prize money will be divided among the winners of the next lower prize tier. As the tickets priced at €2 this new European lottery could become a competitor of EuroMillions Lottery or could also help boost the sale of it’s tickets. Only time can say what it will bring.
What do you think? Do you think that EuroJackpot will become a competitor of EuroMillions and take a share out of its profit ?