What is EuroMillions?
This is a transnational lottery game in which players from many European nations join in a competitive challenge. They aim at winning huge jackpots. Five numbers can be picked from 1 to 50 and two Lucky Star numbers from 1 to 12. This program was launched on February 7, 2004. France’s Française des Jeux (lottery), Spain’s Loterías y Apuestas del Estado and the United Kingdom’s Camelot were the founding members of EuroMillions. The very first draw was held in Paris on February 13, 2004. The UK, France and Spain only participated in this. Following this another draw took place on October 8, 2004. In this the Austrian, Belgian, Irish, Luxembourgish, Swiss and Portuguese lotteries took place. There are draws held every Tuesday and Friday night at 20:45 CET in Paris. The standard EuroMillions ticket prices vary according to the local currency rates.
However, it typically costs €2.50, £2.50 or CHF3.50 per line played. Moreover, Ireland has a different option known as Plus where an extra €1.00 per line can also be added. Starting from February 2014, there is a non-optional addition in France which is called “My Million.” This adds €0.50 per line. Whilst in Portugal this is M1lhão and adds €0.30 of the entire €2.50 bet. Interestingly, the Irish EuroMillions players are automatically added to the Ireland Only Raffle. This is their chance to win an extra €5000. There are a total nine countries that participate in EuroMillions. Ireland, Austria, Belgium, France, Portugal, Spain, Luxembourg, Switzerland (Los), Switzerland (Romande) and the UK. The minimum EuroMillions jackpot is €17 million and it continues from this numerical incase the jackpot is not won. The Megadraw for this takes place a few times per year. It guarantees at least €100 million jackpots.
How to Play EuroMillions?
There are two major ways that EuroMillions can be played: in-store or online. For in-store the player is allowed to choose their numbers. You mark a playslip with your five selected numbers and your two Lucky Star numbers. Then you have to choose Quick Pick numbers. These are randomly selected on your behalf and you can ask your National Lottery Agent for them. Either directly get a Quick Pick or mark the Quick Pick box on the panel with your playslip. The second option is to play online. For this you have to register and never miss any draw. You can have your numbers automatically checked. Also it is convenient for the players as you can save and play your numbers automatically. EuroMillions online can be played with a minimum of one line. You can keep your five chosen numbers anywhere from 1 to 50.
Your two Lucky Star numbers from 1 to 12 can be kept too. There are other choices too. You can click on the QP for automatic Quick Pick numbers or select my last ticket. The latter applies if you have played the game before. Then go to My Favorite numbers and choose from your list of saved favorite numbers. You can select or deselect EuroMillions Plus. You can then choose the number of your Advance Play draws. This is according to the numbers you want to play as in one, two, four, six or eight. Click on Play now and have a chance to check your numbers before pressing the Purchase button. You are successfully in the game! You will soon receive an email to let you know if your ticket is a winner. Check the purchases at any time using your account.
How to make a selection for a EuroMillions game?
In any playslip a minimum of one panel can be played. They can play a maximum of the number of panels included in the playslip. Each play is made manually by the player. They mark within one panel five numbers in the Select Five Section and two numbers in the Select Two Section. They can also manually mark the Quick Box on the panel.
The vertical line should not extend the outline of the rectangular box. The completed Playslip will have the appropriate amount due and should be submitted to the Retail Sales Agent. The agent on the player’s behalf will put the playslip on the tray facing the terminal. A ticket is issued from the terminal which records each play marked Playslip. A player can also specify the seven numbers which are required per play. The Retail Sales Agent can be requested to manually key in the EuroMillions Game Plays.
Similarly, when a player requires Quick Pick Plays, the Agent will issue him a ticket through the terminal. Additionally, when a player chooses the Advance Play feature he/she can mark his/her selections in the given panels on the playslip. They can mark the Advance Play box for 2,4,6 or 8 draws. The terminal issues the ticket showing which selections were made. It also shows the number of draws selected and the range of draw dates for which this ticket is valid. These Quick Pick number selections for any given draw can then be duplicated.
How to cancel a ticket?
The cancellation of a ticket is the only solution when there is some error or missing information in a ticket. A ticket can only be canceled if it is returned to the issuing terminal within less than two hours of the time it was purchased. Or it can also be just before the ticket sales for the day come to an end. Moreover, good news is that the player can have a refund when tickets are being canceled. The refund is given by the Retail Sales Agent and it is equal to the price of the ticket bought.
The Retail Sales Agent will mark the void box. He will keep the canceled ticket together with the cancellation authorisation. For the tickets which are canceled in error is not the responsibility of The National Lottery. If the EuroMillions tickets are redeemed by a Retail Sales Agent in error. Then neither the National Lottery nor the Contractors will be held accountable.