How Do You Play EuroMillions Raffles?
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If you want to play a EuroMillions raffle, you have to buy a ticket in the country organizing the raffle you want to enter. When you play EuroMillions online, you have access to several versions of the game and, as such, to several raffles.
How is this possible? When you buy your EuroMillions tickets with theLotter, the world-leading lottery messenger service, the purchase is made online, but the physical tickets are bought from authorized lottery retailers in the EuroMillions countries. Depending on the country where the tickets are purchased, they are eligible for a EuroMillions raffle.
Can you play EuroMillions abroad?
Yes, you can play the game online from anywhere in the world on theLotter. You don’t have to be in a EuroMillions country to play. All you have to do is log in and you can play online.
Until what time can you play EuroMillions?
You can play the game up until the cutoff time, which is 20:30 CEST. That’s just 15 minutes before the draw takes place. If you’re playing online, remember that you can only play up until a few hours before the draw.
How many countries play the EuroMillions?
The EuroMillions is a pan-European lottery played in nine countries – Austria, Belgium, France, Ireland, Luxembourg, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.
Can you play EuroMillions in advance?
All About the Superdraw Jackpot
The jackpot for the EuroMillions Superdraw is worth at least €100 million. It will have the announced amount regardless of how big the previous jackpot gets. The first prize in regular EuroMillions draws starts out at €17 million and then it can get as high as €200 million, which is the game’s established cap as of February 2020. For Superdraws, jackpots are of at least €100 million, which is a significant boost.
If the Superdraw jackpot is not won, then the amount increases further in the following draws until it reaches the €200 million cap. After that, the first prize stays at the maximum amount for three more draws, at the most. If there is no jackpot winner on the fourth €200 million draw, then the entire amount is split between the winners of the following category.
When Do Ticket Sales Close?
However you’ve chosen to take part in EuroMillions, you can find out the cutoff times for entering in the table below:
|Day||Retail Ticket||Online Ticket||Online Syndicate|
|Monday||Dependent on individual retailer opening hours||11.00pm||Available all day|
|Wednesday||Dependent on individual retailer opening hours||11.00pm||Available all day|
|Thursday||Dependent on individual retailer opening hours||11.00pm||Available all day|
|Saturday||Dependent on individual retailer opening hours||11.00pm||Available all day|
|Sunday||Dependent on individual retailer opening hours||11.00pm||Available all day|
|When ticket sales close at 7.30pm, they will reopen at 9pm the same evening for the next draw.|
Entering EuroMillions Draws in the UK
It’s still possible to buy your EuroMillions tickets online and in-store across the UK.
The game has remained available throughout the crisis, even following the UK Government’s announcement that the country had entered a state of lockdown as a result of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak. However, choosing your EuroMillions numbers online rather than in-store is still the safest option.
By entering online, you reduce physical contact with others and your entries will be stored safely in your online account.
Can I still buy tickets in-store in the UK?
Yes, National Lottery tickets can still be purchased in stores. Many shops remained open during the lockdown.
The UK Government stated that during the lockdown people could leave their homes to shop for “basic necessities” such as food and medicine. While lottery tickets didn’t fall onto that list, it was still possible to purchase them at the same time as shopping for essential goods.
While many restrictions have now eased, many shops have introduced measures to reduce contact, such as only accepting card/contactless payments, rather than handling cash.
Can I pick my EuroMillions numbers online?
Yes, it’s possible to choose your numbers online. Use the button below, where you will be taken to select your five main numbers and two Lucky Star numbers the same way you would in a shop.
Will online sales be suspended if the country goes back into lockdown?
The UK National Lottery has stated that it expects draws to continue as normal. If the situation regarding retail stores changes, there is no reason why online sales would cease. Online sales were never suspended during the first lockdown.
You can buy your tickets online, ensuring that your numbers will be entered into all draws for your selected period.
Are any EuroMillions draws being cancelled?
There has been no news to suggest that any EuroMillions draws will be cancelled as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak. Draws take place in Paris every Tuesday and Friday and have continued throughout the pandemic. Should this change, this page will be updated accordingly.
Ticket sales for EuroMillions continued in all participating countries apart from Spain, where they were suspended temporarily while the country was in lockdown. The situation in Spain has not impacted on the scheduling of draws.
What is the National Lottery doing to support people?
The National Lottery has already given £300 million to support community projects battling the coronavirus outbreak. The money for good causes is generated from ticket sales for all National Lottery games, including EuroMillions. It is distributed across various sectors in normal times but the focus at the moment continues to be on providing aid to those that are most vulnerable.
Can I still play in advance as normal?
Yes. You can play up to four weeks in advance. The National Lottery had previously reduced how far in advance you could enter draws during the peak of the outbreak, due to uncertainty over whether they would be able to go on as scheduled for long. For this reason, advance play was limited to the next two draws. However, with the situation constantly assessed and restrictions easing, it was decided to restore the rules to normal.
Who Are the Biggest Superdraw Winners?
The EuroMillions Superdraw has made quite a few winners over the years, but some of them have joined the ranks of the biggest winners in the history of this lottery. This is the Superdraw Hall of Fame! Find out the amazing stories behind the largest wins in this special lottery event!
Anonymous Winner, Spain – €190 Million
EuroMillions players will long remember 6 October 2017 as the day that an anonymous winner scooped the entire €190 million jackpot! Of course, since the winner is anonymous, there are questions about their identity, but in this case, there are even more questions! For one thing, the winning ticket was sold in the popular vacation destination of Gran Canaria, so while the history books record the Superdraw winner as being Spanish, there’s a good chance that the winner is a tourist from another country. How do you top that vacation? With €190 million in the bank, you can certainly try!
Anonymous Winner, Portugal – €190 Million
2014 was a busy year for Superdraws with 3 taking place that year alone. On 3 October 2014, the third of the year took place. There were no Superdraw winners in the initial draw and the jackpot continued to roll over until it reached its cap of €190 million. On 24 October, a single Portuguese ticket holder took the entire jackpot! Considering how hard of a hit Portugal took in the financial crisis that shook the Eurozone, that lucky winner was especially lucky!
Anonymous Winner, Belgium – €168 Million
EuroMillions underwent a host of rule changes in September 2016 and celebrated the makeover with a Superdraw on 30 September. An unprecedented €130 million starting jackpot got everyone’s attention, although no one won the first draw. One lucky, anonymous Belgian scooped 2016’s only Superdraw on 11 October!
The Advantages of Playing EuroMillions Online
Don’t play EuroMillions online just because it is the simplest way to get in the game! There are quite a few advantages that come with it! Take a look!
- Convenience – Fill out your entry, make the online purchase, and you are done. Then, you can check results and catch up on the latest news online from the comfort of your own home.
- Play EuroMillions with Official Tickets – theLotter gets you official EuroMillions tickets from authorized retailers and then stores them safely on your behalf. You are the only legal owner of the ticket, which means that you are entitled to all the winnings it may generate.
- Safety – When you play with physical tickets, you have to find a safe place to store them. When you play EuroMillions on theLotter, your tickets are stored in a safe for you. If you win any of the EuroMillions prizes, you can rest assured that your entry is safe.
- Automatic Win Notifications – Millions in prize money go uncollected every year. When you play online, you’ll be notified via email or SMS every time you win.
- Play Strategy Opportunities – theLotter offers EuroMillions syndicates, bundles, and systematic forms, which can help you improve your odds of winning. Boost your game by playing online!