EuroJackpot is the biggest lottery in the history of Eurolotto launched as an alternative to Euromillions, the most popular European lottery, which was organized and launched by a few European countries in a similar way. EuroJackpot was founded by 18 countries of the European Union, particularly, Germany, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Iceland, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Hungary, Czechia, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia and Croatia. It had been conceived by its founders several years before it was launched. The idea of the unique lottery project originated in 2006 but the first draw was held in 2012 which is no wonder considering the global coverage of the official distribution of EuroJackpot lottery tickets.
The first EuroJackpot draw was held on March 23, 2012 with the minimum jackpot amount of €10 million announced by the founders. The minimum amount of the lottery jackpot is still in force and it can grow from draw to draw owing to rollovers up to the highest level of €90 million specified by organizers of the second biggest Euro Lottery.