SHARE
COPY LINK
SPONSORED ARTICLE

The big jackpots are coming to town!

Swedish residents finally have access to a real super-jackpot - you know, the kind that will actually allow you to retire after a win. After years of pining for a jackpot worth its salt, everyone in Sweden can play the EuroJackpot lottery from February 1st.

The big jackpots are coming to town!

The EuroJackpot has only been around for a few months, launched in March 2012 in eight European countries.

It offers a minimum jackpot of 10 million euros (86 million crowns) growing to a maximum of 90 million euros.

And then, there’s the EuroMillions. At a maximum jackpot size of 190 million euros (1.6 billion crowns), it really is the grand-patriarch of European lotteries.

That said, the upstart EuroJackpot is likely to upturn the apple cart. Along with Sweden, five other countries have chosen to join the EuroJackpot (Norway, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, and Croatia) on February 1st.

That means that the EuroJackpot will actually be offered to more customers every week than the EuroMillions, and than can only mean two things: bigger jackpots, and more winners!

There’s another more abstract reason why the EuroJackpot is likely to become the fan-favourite in time – the odds of winning.

At 59 million to one, the odds of cracking the jackpot are actually far better than with the EuroMillions, which offers odds of about 117 million to one to take home the grand prize.

All this just begs the question – why haven’t you bought your ticket yet?

Tickets go on sale at kiosks across Sweden this week, or you can get your entry for the lottery online at Lottoland.com.

Incidentally, you can also get your EuroMillions ticket there, but let’s keep that a secret, shall we?

Article sponsored by Lottoland.

FOOTBALL

Nordic nations to make joint bid for future Euros

Sweden, Denmark and Norway are clubbing together with Finland, Iceland and the Faroe Islands in a joint push to host the European Championship in 2024 and 2028.

Nordic nations to make joint bid for future Euros
Norway's Marcus Pedersen, Sweden's Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Denmark's Nicklas Bendtner, who've all played in previous big tournaments. Photos: TT/Scanpix/Vegard Wivestad Grøtt; TT/Denis Tyrin;TT/Michael
The Nordic countries announced their plans for a combined bid in a media statement released after the region's football associations met for talks over the weekend.
 
Jesper Møller, head of the Danish Football Association (DBU) said that efforts would focus on “sustainability, volunteerism and well-being”, while promoting an environmentally friendly and transparent approach.
 
“The Euros is one of the biggest events in the world of football, and it is great for all of us who love football,” he said.
 
Swedish, Danish, Norwegian and Icelandic representatives alongside officials from Finland and the Faroe Islands are set to brainstorm the deal's details at a meeting in Greenland scheduled to take place in August.
 
France is currently counting down the days until it hosts the next European Championship, Euro 2016, with the group stages kicking off on June 10th. Sweden and Iceland are the only Nordic countries to have qualified for the tournament.
 
The competition, which takes place every four years, is usually led by just one or two host nations. However Euro 2020 will be staged in 13 different countries, including Denmark, in a nod to the 60th anniversary of European football contests.
 
Uefa says the move is also designed to “give some countries and cities the potential opportunity to be part of a tournament they may otherwise not be able to host”.