History of The Game
My Million was first introduced on Tuesday 4th February 2014 to offer French players an extra chance of winning a prize when they played EuroMillions. The introduction of the game saw the price of a French EuroMillions ticket rise from €2 to €2.50.
To date there have been My Million numbers issued.
In September 2016, French players received another chance to win a guaranteed €1 million in special EuroMillions draws as the European Millionaire Maker game was introduced as part of changes to EuroMillions. My Million will continue to be offered to ticket holders in France alongside the new raffle.
Play EuroMillions in Advance
In order to avoid missing out on winning a life-changing EuroMillions prize, you can ensure you have bought your entries before you leave by buying tickets in advance to cover the draws that will be held while you are away. All member nations offer this facility to ticket holders. See the table below for details:
|Austria||Can subscribe for up to 20 draws in advance|
|Belgium||Can subscribe on a continuous basis|
|France||Can subscribe on a continuous basis|
|Ireland||Can subscribe for up to eight draws in advance|
|Luxembourg||Can subscribe for up to ten draws in advance|
|Portugal||Can subscribe for up to 12 draws in advance|
|Spain||Can subscribe on a continuous basis|
|Switzerland||Can subscribe on a continuous basis|
|UK||Can subscribe on a continuous basis via Direct Debit|
|Up to €150||Prizes are paid directly into your online account.|
|Between €150 and €5,000||Prizes are paid directly into your bank account.|
|Over €5,000||Prizes are paid into your bank account after a 12-day period in which the award can be challenged.|
|Prize Total||Authorised Retailer|
|Up to €150||Prizes can be claimed from any official lottery retailer.|
|Between €150 and €5,000||Prizes can be claimed from any official lottery retailer or lottery headquarters. Winnings will be paid by bank transfer.|
|Over €5,000||Paid by bank transfer from lottery headquarters following a 12-day period in which the award can be challenged.|
EuroMillions players in Portugal have 90 days to claim any prizes.
For specific site or EuroMillions queries, please check out the Contact page so that we can best answer your questions.
Please do not post tickets for verification or to claim prizes as they cannot be processed at this address.
The Lottery Company Ltd
Unfortunately there are many scammers out there who pretend to be Euro-Millions.com. If you believe you have been sent a lottery scam, either via post, text, phone or any other method, please visit the Scams page for information on what you should do. Please note: you cannot win a prize if you have not purchased a ticket for a lottery draw.
If you have responded to a potential scam and have sent any personal/financial details, you should contact Action Fraud immediately on 0800 123 2040 or visit their website.
|Up to €99||Prizes are paid directly into your online account.|
|Between €100 and €500||Prizes are sent by cheque to your registered home address.|
|Between €501 and €9,999||Prizes are paid by cheque once a claim form has been completed.|
|Over €10,000||Prizes must be collected in person from National Lottery headquarters in Dublin. A cheque will be presented once the win has been validated.|
|Prize Total||Authorised Retailer|
|Up to €100||Smaller prizes can be claimed from any authorised lottery retailer. Some retailers can also pay out prizes of up to €2,500 if funds are available.|
|Between €100 and €15,000||Visit any lottery claim centre around the country to pick up your prize.|
You must visit the lottery headquarters in Dublin to claim your prize. Alternatively, you can claim lower awards by sending your ticket by post* to lottery headquarters.
If you have won the jackpot, the Match 5+1 Star prize or the top EuroMillions Plus award of €500,000, you should ring the lottery straight away on 01- 836 4444.
EuroMillions players in Ireland have 90 days to claim any prizes.
The EuroMillions Android app has been designed to make playing EuroMillions easier and more enjoyable than ever. Take a look at some of the great features included in the app.
Latest Results Straight After Draws
The winning numbers are displayed immediately after draws have taken place. You can also find full draw details showing the value of prizes in all the different categories. Discover how many entries were sold for the draw, the number of winning tickets, the winning Millionaire Maker code and much more. All the facts and figures are checked by our Results Verification team to make sure the results are accurate.
Scan Your Ticket (UK only)
It has never been easier to find out if your ticket is a winner thanks to the app’s new scanner. This handy tool allows you to compare your numbers against recent results just by pointing your device’s camera at the QR code on your ticket. A message will pop up immediately to say whether you have won or not, even if the prize breakdown has not been announced yet. If the full results are in, you’ll see exactly how much you have won.
Customise the App
EuroMillions has a host of associated games across the different participating countries, from HotPicks in the UK to EuroMillions Plus in Ireland or even Belgium’s Joker+. Set up the app to show just the lotteries you want. You can choose which country you are playing in and even choose from more than 10 different languages.
You can also customise your notifications. Set up alerts to find out when the winning numbers are drawn, when the jackpot has hit a specified value or when a special event such as a Superdraw has been announced. It’s entirely under your control which type of EuroMillions notifications you receive.
The app’s Ticket Checker allows you to compare the numbers you played against the official results. You just need to enter your numbers into the Checker and you will be told if you have won a prize, with any matches highlighted and the value of your award displayed. The Checker can do more than look over just a single line for you, though. As well as being able to do a quick check, you can add tickets so that multiple lines are saved within the app. This is a great option if you regularly play the same numbers or perhaps play multiple entries as part of a syndicate. Every time you use the app in the future, the Checker will be able to let you know if you have won straight away.
The Number Generator is perfect if you’re not sure which numbers to enter in the next draw, as it will produce a set of random numbers with one quick tap. Unlike a Lucky Dip at a retailer, you can see these random numbers before you purchase your entry, so you can decide whether you like the look of them or whether you want to keep generating further lines.
Archive of Previous Numbers
EuroMillions started in February 2004 and you can find the results for any draw since it launched with the Android app. Hit ‘Results’ from the menu or ‘Draw History’ on the home screen to bring up a list of the most recent winning numbers. You then just need to scroll to the bottom to find the archive and then navigate to the year and date you want. Even the oldest results come complete with detailed prize breakdowns.
You may also find these help sections useful:
Lost and damaged tickets
If you lose your ticket or damage one to the point where it cannot be read or scanned, you should contact your National Lottery for advice on what to do next. If you have a winning ticket that has been lost or damaged you need to report it as soon as possible after the winning draw, as your claim may be invalidated if you leave it too late.
You can find the contact details for the UK and Ireland national lotteries above.
There are different ways to claim EuroMillions prizes depending on how much you win, whether your entry was bought in-store or online, and which country the ticket was bought in. Generally, smaller prizes can be claimed for lottery retailers, while larger prizes need to be redeemed from a regional office or lottery headquarters.
Go to the How to Claim page to find out all you need to know about claiming EuroMillions prizes in each participating country.
Tickets purchased in other EuroMillions countries
EuroMillions prizes can only be claimed in the same country that the winning ticket was purchased in. For example, if you buy a ticket in Spain, you will not be able to claim any prizes won on it in the UK, and vice versa.
If you do win a prize on a EuroMillions ticket bought in another country, you’ll need to contact the country’s lottery provider to find out if you can make any alternative arrangements to claim the prize — please note that this would be at the discretion of the selling lottery. Visit the dedicated page for playing EuroMillions abroad to find contact details for the lottery providers in each of the participating countries.
Identifying a lottery scam
Lottery scams are all too common today but there are two golden rules that you should remember in order to protect yourself against them:
- You cannot win a prize in a lottery you have not entered. If you are ever notified that you have won a prize in a lottery you have not played, it is a scam.
- No legitimate lottery organisation would demand an upfront fee to pay out your prize money. Again, any message requesting a payment to ‘release’ a lottery prize is a scam.
Go to the Scams page to learn lots more about this type of fraud, including other ways to spot lottery scams.
November 2009 – Changes to EuroMillions Format
On 7th November 2009, EuroMillions’ 11-rollover limit was replaced by a jackpot cap of €185 million. In the event of the jackpot reaching €185 million, it would remain there for one additional draw before being rolled down to winners in the next prize tier. Additionally, the jackpot cap would be increased by €5 million once reached.
The price of a EuroMillions ticket also increased from £1.50 to £2. The price increase heralded the launch of a new supplementary raffle game, ‘Millionaire Raffle’, on 13th November. Included in the EuroMillions ticket’s new price, UK players would get the chance to win a guaranteed €1 million every week by matching the raffle code printed on their ticket with the code revealed during a EuroMillions draw.
- Rollover cap replaced by €185 million jackpot cap, increased by €5 million each time it is reached
- New supplementary ‘Millionaire Raffle’ introduced in the UK
- Ticket price increased from £1.50 to £2.
Beispiele von Lotteriebetrugsfällen
Da immer mehr Menschen über Lotteriebetrüge Bescheid wissen, werden die Betrüger immer kreativer. Hier sind nur einige Beispiele von Lotteriebetrügen aufgelistet:
Zweite Chance bei einer Lotterie/einer Verlosung
Wenn bei einer Ziehung die Preise nicht vergeben wurden, wird der Betrüger behaupten, dass Sie eine „zweite Chance» bei einer weiteren EuroMillions-Ziehung erhalten und dabei gewonnen haben. EuroMillions führt keine derartigen Ziehungen durch. Preise, die nicht beansprucht werden, werden immer entweder für rechtmäßige zukünftige Gewinner zum Preis-Pool hinzugefügt oder dem Fonds für gemeinnützige Zwecke, der von der Lotterie unterstützt wird, zugeführt.
Hierbei sind normalerweise Facebook-Mitglieder das Ziel. Es wird in der Regel behauptet, dass ihr Facebook-Konto zufällig als Gewinner eines Preises ausgewählt wurde.
Stiftungen von Lotteriegewinnern
Manche Betrüger verwenden die Namen bekannter gemeinnütziger Lotteriegewinner, um zu versuchen, persönliche Informationen aus dem Opfer herauszubekommen, indem sie behaupten, dass der rechtmäßige Jackpot-Gewinner Leuten, die weniger Glück hatten oder bedürftig sind, Geld spenden möchte.
How late can you buy a EuroMillions ticket?
You can buy your EuroMillions ticket up to a few hours before the draw. The official cutoff time is 20:30 CEST, but when you get the tickets online, you need to get them a couple of hours early.
Can you buy a EuroMillions ticket online outside the EuroMillions countries?
Yes, you can. You can buy tickets for the EuroMillions from anywhere in the world on lottery messenger service theLotter.
Can foreigners buy EuroMillions tickets?
Yes, they can. The EuroMillions rules permit anybody to buy tickets for the game. The easiest way for foreigners to get tickets is purchasing them online.
So sollten Sie in einem Betrugsfall vorgehen
- KEIN Geld senden
- KEINEN Link in einer verdächtig wirkenden E-Mail öffnen
- NICHT auf einen verdächtigen Brief oder eine verdächtige E-Mail antworten
- KEINE persönlichen oder finanziellen Daten preisgeben, weder per E-Mail, Brief noch am Telefon
- WENN Sie schon geantwortet haben sollten, so brechen Sie den Kontakt zum Betrüger sofort ab
- IWENN Sie persönliche oder finanzielle Daten weitergegeben haben, so warnen Sie Ihre Bank unverzüglich
- BERICHTEN Sie davon bei Ihren örtlichen Behörden. Diese werden Ihnen Informationen zum weiteren Vorgehen zur Verfügung stellen und Sie beraten, wenn Sie den Verdacht hegen, Ziel eines Betrugsversuchs zu sein.
Auch wenn Strafverfolgungsbehörden auf der ganzen Welt hart daran arbeiten, Lotteriebetrüge aufzudecken und die Täter zu bestrafen, ist der beste Weg, um kein Opfer zu werden, selbst immer wachsam zu sein
January 2012 – Change to Jackpot Cap
On 12th January 2012, the EuroMillions jackpot cap was frozen at €190 million. Previous rules set in 2009 stated that each time the jackpot cap was reached, it would be increased by €5 million. The last cap increase had taken place in July 2011, when Scottish couple Colin and Chris Weir won a capped €185 million (£161.6 million) jackpot – the largest lottery prize ever won in the UK at the time.
A second rule was changed alongside the jackpot cap; the top prize could remain at its maximum size for two draws, instead of one draw, before being rolled down to the next prize tier.
- Jackpot cap increase rule scrapped; jackpot cap frozen at €190 million
- Jackpot roll-down deadline increased from one draw after reaching cap to two draws after reaching cap
|Up to €2,000||Prizes of up to €600 are paid directly into your online account. Larger prizes are paid directly into your bank account.|
|Over €2,000||You must visit your lottery account and request the transfer of your prize into your bank account. Prizes over €40,000 are taxed at a rate of 20%.|
|Prize Total||Authorised Retailer|
|Up to €2,000||Prizes can be claimed from any Loterias y Apuestas sales outlet.|
|Over €2,000||Prizes can be claimed from any Loterias y Apuestas sales outlet. Winnings will be paid via bank transfer. Prizes over €40,000 are taxed at a rate of 20%.|
EuroMillions players in Spain have three months to claim any prizes.