EuroMillions is one of the most popular lotteries in Europe and is played in 9 different countries.
The countries which participate in the EuroMillions are Spain, Isle of Man, Belgium, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, UK, Austria, and Luxembourg. Hence, it is much bigger than the normal UK Lotto.
The minimum EuroMillions jackpot stands at 17 million euros. This can grow to a maximum of 190 million euros, which is a staggering amount of money.
When the jackpot is 190 million euros, and there are still no winners, the jackpot will remain the same for the next draw. This can happen a maximum of 4 times. If there are still no winners after the 4th draw, the money will be distributed among the winners of the next tier prize level.
Since people from so many countries participate in the draw, the odds of winning the jackpot are also low. The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in almost 140 million. However, the jackpot is huge and is definitely worth playing.
Draws for the lottery are conducted on Friday and Tuesday night in Paris at 20:45 CET. You will get the results just a few moments after the draw.
Playing in EuroMillions is not very expensive. Lottery ticket prices depends per country. In the UK a ticket from the National Lottery will cost you £2.50. This includes the option of “UK Millionaire Maker”, ever draw there will be two extra prizes of £1 million guaranteed.
You can buy lottery tickets online in the UK from lottery betting websites. Tickets cost there £2, but do not include the “UK Millionaire Maker”.
How to Play EuroMillions
The rules of EuroMillions are incredibly simple. You don’t need previous expertise to play this game.
All you have to do is just pick 5 numbers randomly from a set of 1-50. Apart from that, you also have to pick 2 numbers out of 12 Lucky Star numbers.
The numbers which you choose out of 1-50 can be same or different from the Lucky Star numbers.
If you want, you can choose your own numbers or you can also have the terminal/computer pick the numbers for you through a random selection process known as the ‘ Lucky Dip’.
Do keep in mind that the tickets for the evening draw will end on 7:30 PM The sale of tickets will again start after 9 PM However, tickets purchased after 9 P.M will be considered for the next draw.
In most countries you have to be at least 18 to buy a ticket. In the UK, the age limit is only 16.
Several exciting events happen throughout the year where you can win huge prizes. There are also several UK based events where multiple people can claim the 1 million pound sterling prize.
Apart from that, several other exciting prizes are there to be won like a stay in a 5-star Hotel in some exotic location.
There will be plenty of advertisements for the Special Events. Hence, you don’t have to worry about missing out.
One of the most popular special events is the Superdraw. It is similar to a normal draw but the prize of the jackpot is huge.
The minimum jackpot prize is 130 million euros. If no one wins the Superdraw, the value of the jackpot will just keep on increasing till it reaches the maximum limit of 190 million euros.
Payments of Jackpots
In order to ensure the smooth management and flow of funds, the National lotteries participating in the EuroMillions have created a EuroMillions Trust account.
The purpose of this account is to make sure that there are sufficient funds to pay the winners and the future winners of the lottery as well.
The main objective of the trust is to protect the interest of the participants and also protect the national lotteries in case there is a default by any company.
If you win the jackpot, you will get the entire money at once. There are no hidden deductions. You will get exactly what has been mentioned in the advertisements.
US Lotteries like MegaMillions and Powerball follow a different method of payment. They pay the entire money in 30 annual instalments. However, this option is not there for the winners of the EuroMillions.