The amazing Jackpot is a big reason for the popularity of Eurojackpot. The minimum amount of Jackpot money is 10 million euros and every draw it increases until, believe it or not, 90 million euros is reached! The Eurojackpot have changed a bit over the years. Until 2013 the lotto used a so-called ‘rolldown’ clause. It meant that if there wasn’t a Jackpot hit for 12 consecutive draws, the 13th draw would be a roll down. If no player had 7 matching numbers, the Jackpot was paid out to the winner in the next tier. It eventually led to one of the biggest Jackpots in the history of this lottery. In August 2012 a player from Germany was lucky enough to have 5 matching numbers. However he had one correct Euronumber out of two. As a result he won the Jackpot in the second prize tier.
This was a great amount of money as well, namely 27,545,857,50 euros. The rolldown clause doesn’t exist anymore. The gameplay rules of Eurojackpot changed as well. In October 2014 the Euronumbers in the Pacquerette machine increased from 8 to 10. Sadly, this increased the winning odds of the Jackpot. First the odds were 1:59,325,280, but in the past four years it has been 1:95,344,200.