Euromillions Rules

Published: Written by: Anna Dobson

Euromillions Rules Rules

To make sure you fully understand and enjoy playing Euromillions, please take a look at the rules outlined below:

  1. To be eligible to play Euromillions, all participants must be 18 years or over (16+ in the UK).

  2. Anyone from around the world can play Euromillions on the condition that gambling is not prohibited in their country of residence.

  3. Euromillions features a jackpot pool cap. It was first introduced on Friday the 6th of March 2009 and corresponded to €185 million (approx. £161 million). Now it is permanently set at €190 million in accordance with rule changes introduced on the 17th of February 2012. This means that, once the maximum amount is reached, the Euromillions jackpot can not exceed €190 million and can only remain at the aforementioned sum for a further two draws. In the event that no first prize winner is produced in the second draw, the jackpot will cascade down to the next prize category featuring a winner. Similarly, any additional funds accumulated when the Euromillions jackpot pool cap is reached will roll down to the next prize tier featuring a winner.

  4. Entry into the Millionaire Raffle lottery side game is only available upon purchase of a Euromillions ticket in the UK.

  5. All Euromillions prizes must be claimed within 12 months of the draw taking place. Failure to do so within the given time will result in your prize being forfeited thus, players are strongly advised to claim their prize immediately following the relevant Euromillions draw.

  6. Prizes can only be claimed in the country that issued the winning ticket.

  7. Under most circumstances the lottery operator regards the bearer of a Euromillions ticket rightful owner, not the purchaser. This means that should a player unfortunately lose a ticket bought offline, any prize they are entitled to may be claimed by the person who finds the ticket. Thus, it is thoroughly recommend that players sign the back of their Euromillions tickets to avoid this happening, or play Euromillions online where the ticket is directly linked to the purchaser so it can not get lost.

  8. All winnings exceeding €1,000 will only be paid out when a scanned copy of the winner's ID or passport has been provided.

  9. The state lottery operator will not assume responsibility for any agreements entered into by the ticket bearer with third parties.

The above Euromillions rules are by no means exhaustive and merely attempt to cover the most important aspects for Euromillions players. For further information please feel free to browse our Euromillions Information page or consult the full Terms and Conditions.

Anna Dobson