Euro Lottery tickets ( ads.playukinternet.com/tracking.php/text/11/73/11/2 ) first went on sale on 7 February 2004 with the debut Euro Lottery draw taking place on Friday 13 February 2004 in Paris. The Euro Lottery lottery has grown considerably from the original three organising countries of the UK, France and Spain. Lottery organisers from Austria, Belgium, Ireland, Luxembourg, Portugal, and Switzerland have also joined in the fun and excitement of EuroMillions.
The format has
changed slightly over the years with the addition of an extra draw each
week and extra balls being added to the star number ball set in 2011.
The Euro Lottery
Euro Lottery (EuroMillions) has produced some
amazing lottery winners! You can read about some of them in our News
archive including Colin and Chris Weir, Cassey Carrington and Dave and
How To Play Euro Lottery:
Lottery players select numbers from two different ball sets:
- 5 main numbers are chosen from a pool of 50 possible numbers (1 – 50)
- 2 “star” numbers are chosen from a pool of 11 possible numbers (1 – 11)
A Euro Lottery line thus contains a total of 7 numbers.
win the jackpot a player must match all 7 numbers to the 7 numbers
drawn. Organizers use two machines to provide the winning numbers for
each draw. “Stresa” which is used to provide the 5 main numbers and
“Paquerette” which is used to provide the 2 lucky star numbers.
Any person 18 or over may take part in the Euro Lottery draw on PlayHugeLottos ( ads.playukinternet.com/tracking.php/text/11/73/11/2 ).
The game is currently available to players in Austria, Belgium, France,
Ireland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Portugal, Spain,
Switzerland and the United Kingdom, along with syndicated entrants
playing via portals such as this one.
EuroMillions Rollovers And Superdraws
Euro Lottery jackpot cap was revised in 2012 with the maximum jackpot
amount possible being set at €190 million. If a jackpot reaches €190
million and rolls over it will not increase. If the jackpot is still not
won on the 2nd rollover draw, the jackpot prize will ‘roll down’ and be
shared by the next prize tier.
Euro Lottery Superdraws are
special events when the Jackpot is set to €100 million (or sometimes
€130 million), regardless of the current prize funds.
recent Superdraw (at the time of writing) was 28 September 2012. Prior
to that there have been Superdraws on average about twice a year for
jackpots of either €100 million or €130 million.
Under the old rules,
if the jackpot was not won then the money was distributed between the
winners of the next lower level. (As happened on 28 September 2007)
the new rules (as of 7 November 2009), if no one wins the Superdraw
jackpot it is now rolled over to the next week. (As happened with the 5
February 2010 which rolled over to 12 February 2010 when the €129
million prize was split by two winners).
When to play Euro Lottery:
there was only one draw per week held on a Friday night. In 2011
another draw was added to the format. EuroMillions draws are now held
every Friday and Tuesday night at in Paris and can be watched on BBC One
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