Welcome to our review of the largest transnational european lottery – EuroMillions. Even when we consider lotteries from around the globe, EuroMillions is still very impressive – just as astonishing is its highest jackpot of 190 million euros. The only lotto that beats this european lottery giant is american Powerball. Good for you EuroMillions!
Content, coverage or in other words – what games can you find here?
Exactly like Eurojackpot, EuroMillions too offer just one type of game to rule them all. Playing EuroMillions means guessing 5 numbers out of 50 available and 2 out of 12 and these are called lucky stars. We don’t know whether they really are lucky but hey, we didn’t name them.
If you play EuroMillions in UK, you automatically participate in UK Millionaire Maker and occasional European Millionaire Maker.
Additionally, certain lottery agents may provide you with extra games and activities surrounding EuroMillions. These aren’t provided by EuroMillions itself, but by this certain agents.
Purchasing EuroMillions generally costs 2,5 euro but it may vary from country to country depending on its currency.
EuroMillions – Is it trustworthy?
Generally speaking yes, EuroMillions is neither a scam, nor some shady lotto. It was launched by French, British and Spanish lottery companies in 2004 and other countries joined the organization later. It most definitely is absolutely legal in the eyes of british government, therefore no need to worry.
The official website of EuroMillions is actually a part of UK National Lottery site, so we may assume that it is The Camelot Group, which operates EuroMillions mainly.
When it comes to participating you don’t need to be of particular nationality, a resident or citizen BUT technically you must be physically present in one of the participating countries to purchase the ticket – even online ticket.
This rule also applies to claiming the winning. Also in order to get your prize you must claim it in a specific time limit – different for each country so be sure to check it for example for France it is 60 days whereas for Austria as much as 3 years.
As for the age limit it generally is the age of 18, although in UK a player must only be 16 years old.
Recommended agents to play this lottery
Technically you must be present in particular country to play, though you may use one of many online lottery services. Just remember that you become the subject to terms and legal issues of particular agent, not the EuroMillions itself.
https://www.lottohelden.de/ – although this website is in german only (there is nothing that Google translate can’t handle) they offer really professional service.
https://www.wintrillions.com/ – good online lottery service with reasonable prcing and support
https://www.lotteryheroes.com/ – many languages to choose from and great deals
Odds and prize pools – what are your chances of winning and how much can you get?
Odds and prize pools (total sum of 13 of them) are the main reason some people call EuroMillions a scam. Odds of hitting jackpot are extremely low (just look at odds in Eurojackpot for comparison) and prize division is quite unfair towards the vast majority of players.
Configuration Odds Average prize
5 + 2 1 in 139,838,160 €50 million
5 + 1 1 in 6,991,908 €450,000
5 + 0 1 in 3,107,515 €70,000
4 + 2 1 in 621,503 €4,000
4 + 1 1 in 31,075 €200
3 + 2 1 in 14,125 €80
4 + 0 1 in 13,811 €85
2 + 2 1 in 985 €20
3 + 1 1 in 706 €15
3 + 0 1 in 314 €12
1 + 2 1 in 128 €7-10
2 + 1 1 in 49 €10
2 + 0 1 in 22 €4
EuroMillions – Support
The main support line is the british one connected to National Lottery operated by The Camelot Group. They are fairly professional. You may choose a webchat or (unavailable at the moment of reviewing) a phone or email help@national–lottery.co.uk.
You may also contact your local lotto providers, where you purchased tickets either online or physically.
EuroMillions – To sum up | TL;DR
“Aim high or go home” type of lottery, odds are low but main prize is huge.
TAX free winnings unless you are “unlucky” enough to win either Switzerland, Spain or Portugal.
Organizational aspects of EuroMillions are taken care of by British Camelot Group.
Technically you have to be physically present in EuroMillions participating country in order to play and then collect your winnings but…
What are online lottery agents for?