Spain, France and the UK formed the EuroMillions lotto in 1994, due to its popularity other European countries joined. The countries were Portugal, Austria, Belgium, Ireland and Switzerland. Thanks to its expansion, EuroMillions lottery tickets has more popularity than ever.
EuroMillions lottery takes place Fridays at 9:30pm; it is open to all residents of participating countries eighteen years of age or older. EuroMillions lottery tickets cost just two pounds after a recent bump up from one pound fifty. Based on the jackpot and prices at stake, this is a very cheap ticket. Also to increase the odds of winning the jackpot, players of the lotto can buy as many EuroMillions lottery tickets as they like.
Anyone who wants to play the EuroMillions lottery in the UK has until 7:30 pm on the day of the draw to buy their tickets. If they are not going to be around or are likely to forget, players can get the EuroMillions lottery tickets 4 weeks before hand.
Once they have the ticket, players must choose 5 numbers between 1 and 50 for the main numbers, and 2 lucky stars between 1-9. There is also the option of going for a lucky dip, if a player is unsure which numbers to pick, the EuroMillions lotto ticket issuing machine does the lucky dip.
During the draw which takes in France, 5 main huay numbers and 2 lucky star numbers are draw at random by two machines containing the lottery balls. The machine that holds the 50 numbers for the main draw is known as the Stresa while the machine containing the 9 lucky star numbers is known as the Paquerette.
Apart from the main jackpot, there are eleven other EuroMillion prizes won each week. To win the jackpot a player with EuroMillions lottery Tickets must match all 7 drawn numbers, if more than one person with valid EuroMillions lotto Tickets matches the winning numbers, the jackpot is shared equally.
Considering 9 European countries take part in the EuroMillion lottery, the odds of winning the jackpot are about 1 in 18 million. The other prizes on the other hand have more reasonable and achievable odds. Monies won in the EuroMillion lotto is tax free except for winners in Switzerland who have to pay taxes.
When the jackpot is not won, it rolls over to the following week; this can go on for eleven weeks before a Roll down happens, this is when the jackpot is shared among the next level of prize winners with close matching EuroMillions lottery tickets.
Recently the Jackpot Pool Cap was introduced so that jackpots over 185,000,000 Euros go into a jackpot pool account. Also if the jackpot has not been claimed after twelve draws the money is given to people with closest matching numbers. Which in this case will be people who have 5 main numbers and 1 lucky star number or people with 4 main numbers and perhaps 1 lucky star. The process is repeated until the money is finished.
EuroMillion lottery has massive jackpots and prizes which is why EuroMillion lotto Tickets sell like hot cakes not just in the UK but in other participating countries. EuroMillions lotto tickets can be bought either at local a EuroMillions lottery tickets vendor or online making it accessible to all who want to play.
EuroMillion lotto Tickets sells itself with everyone hoping to win the big jackpot. Players in both the UK and the nine participating countries never miss a draw; Fridays have become the busiest day for EuroMillions lotto tickets vendor but customers can also buy EuroMillions lotto tickets online.