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Euromillion Rules and FAQ Explained

You have questions about Euromillions, drawings, payouts or how to participate from Germany? You can find answers in our Euromillions FAQs.

Congratulations, you now belong to the select circle of Euromillions winners. Depending on the country you participate in, it will vary when your prize expires. In France and Luxembourg, the deadline is the shortest at 60 days. So get in touch as soon as possible where you bought the ticket.

The chance of a jackpot is about 1:140 million. However, the chances of winning are already 1:13.

Euromillions is a lottery organised jointly by different European countries. The 10 participating countries are Ireland, the United Kingdom, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria, Portugal and Spain. However, residents of other countries (e.g. Germany) can also participate in the lottery online.

The Euromillions draw takes place every Tuesday and Friday in the French capital Paris. The time is 21:00 Central European Time.

Since the Euromillions jackpot can reach a maximum of 190 million, this is the highest jackpot won to date. It has been won three times so far. Due to currency fluctuations, however, the winners have been paid different sums. The most valuable 190 million Euro prize so far went to Gillian and Adrian Bayford from Haverhill in the United Kingdom in August 2012.

In order to win the Euromillions Jackpot, or to reach rank 1, you have to guess five out of 50 numbers and two out of 12 additional numbers (star numbers) correctly. In addition, there are 12 other prize classes in which a smaller number of correct hits can win lower amounts. Reaching the lowest winning class means betting 2 out of 50 correct numbers and being wrong for both star numbers.

The official Euromillions website allows you to view both current and past winning numbers. This can be very useful if you like to play with the same numbers on a regular basis and want to know how often they have been drawn in past draws. With digital participation, your winnings are automatically transferred to your player account.

A Euromillions ticket costs between 2,20€ and 2,50€, or CHF3,50 and £2,50 depending on the place of purchase.

Yes, there are several providers that allow you to participate in online. At you can compare them.

That depends on where you play Euromillions. In Austria, for example, there is no income tax on lottery winnings. In other countries, such as Switzerland, taxes have to be paid. So find out before you play the lottery online abroad.

Of course, since Euromillions is a lottery. Since Euromillions is a lottery, all participants must be at least 18 years old. However, this varies from country to country, so you should research this beforehand if you are not over 18 years old.

The minimum jackpot at Euromillions is 17 million Euros.

Prizes not collected will be donated to charity. This happened, for example, with a jackpot win of over 63 million pounds sterling, which was won at the end of 2012 but never collected. Each country regulates this differently.

The jackpot is capped at 190 million at Euromillions. It then moves to the next lower class and more players can look forward to high winnings.

The Euromillions draw can be followed live. The time varies from country to country.

Depending on the provider, the deadline for a ticket delivery is between 18:30 and 19:30 CET.