The Euromillions is governed by rules to ensure that the game is completely fair. The rules for playing Euromillions are simple and below we have provided a short introductory guide so that players can get involved with confidence and a full understanding, and hopefully become successful winners!
Euromillions Rules of Play
To be an eligible participant of Euromillions you must be 18 years old or above when they purchase their winning ticket. (16 in the UK).
Prizes can only be claimed in the country that issued the winning ticket, therefore if you purchase a ticket while on holiday in another country you are advised to check the winning numbers before you go home. However if a ticket is purchased online outside of the country your prize can be claimed by going directly there to collect it.
The bearer of a Euromillions ticket will usually be deemed as being the rightful owner and winner as opposed to the purchaser. This means that if you lose a winning Euromillions ticket that you bought in a physical outlet the person who finds that ticket may claim the prize won by that ticket. Tickets bought online however are linked directly to the purchaser and therefore cannot be lost in the first place.
In 2009 a cap on the Euromillions jackpot was introduced so that it cannot exceed €190 million i.e. it can only be rolled over for 11 successive weeks before the prize money is won by the next highest winning tier: five main numbers and both Lucky Star numbers. Consult the Euromillions Prize Structure and Euromillions odds for further information.
Deadlines for claiming Euromillions prizes exist and thus prize winners are advised to claim their prize as soon as possible after each draw to avoid their prize being deemed void. The UK deadline is 180 days but varies from country to country and thus participants should make themselves familiar with said rules to avoid unnecessary complication and disappointment.
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