Euro lottery is a phrase that is normally used to refer to the EuroMillions lottery game played in nine European countries. The Euro lottery was launched in 2004 and has quickly established itself as one of the biggest and most successful lotteries in the world. Euro Lottery offers a minimum jackpot of €15 million and eleven more levels of secondary prizes. This means that the odds of winning any Euro Lottery prize are an incredible 1 in 24.
The Euro lottery game uses two sets of balls. One set comprises balls numbered 1 to 50 and these are used to generate five main winning numbers. The other set comprises balls numbered 1 to 9 which are used to generate two additional Lucky Star numbers. The Euro lottery draw takes place every Friday.
Euro lottery players have to select five numbers from the range 1 to 50 and two Lucky Star numbers from the range 1 to 9 to participate in the game. If a Euro lottery player matches all seven of their selections they win the jackpot. If they match fewer than seven numbers then they could still qualify for one of the smaller Euro lottery prizes. The more numbers the player matches, the bigger the Euro lottery prize they will win.
The Euro lottery game is the world’s first ever multi-national lottery. Although there are other large lotteries that are played around the world (for example, the Mega Millions and Powerball games in the USA), the Euro lottery was the first (and remains the only) game that is officially played in more than one country. Euro lottery players in all participating countries play for the same jackpot using the same winning numbers, and this is why the Euro lottery jackpots are so big – the largest on record being worth €183 million!
You can buy Euro lottery tickets from any official Euro lottery retailer – for example, from a licensed convenience store in a participating country – but buying lottery tickets online is a much better option because you won’t run the risk of losing your tickets and potentially missing out on a life-changing jackpot. You will also be notified of any Euro lottery win you get by email, so you won’t have to worry so much about checking your EuroMillions results.
With the odds of winning any Euro lottery prize being 1 in 24, many people who buy just one ticket each week will win two prizes in a year, and any given draw could result in them become multimillionaires. Buying more Euro lottery tickets obviously increases your chances of success, so many players choose to buy two or more tickets on a regular basis.
If you don’t want to pick your own Euro lottery numbers then you don’t have to. You can opt instead for a Lucky Dip Euro lottery entry which randomly generates five main numbers and two Lucky Stars on your behalf. A Lucky Dip Euro lottery entry has just as much chance of winning the jackpot as any other, so you lose absolutely nothing by playing the Euro lottery in that way.
The Euro lottery game has been so successful that there are currently plans to create an even bigger World Lottery based on the Euro lottery template. Until then, the Euro lottery will remain the biggest and most exciting lottery game on the planet.
6th November 2012