Coronavirus & EuroMillions: How to Play Online

How to play EuroMillions online safely

EuroMillions draws have continued as normal throughout the coronavirus outbreak. However, the spread of Covid-19 forced governments around the world to bring in temporary measures to ensure the safety of employees and customers, leading to questions from our users about how to keep playing EuroMillions in the nine participating countries.

Note: This page will be updated as any further information is released that may affect how you can play EuroMillions in any of the participating countries.

The safest way to ensure you don't miss a draw is to take part online. This means you can still enjoy the game from home, while there is also the added security of knowing that your numbers can never get lost or damaged. Find out here about the impact of coronavirus on EuroMillions in different countries and what you need to know about playing the game at the current time.

Select your country from the list below to see up to date information on how you can play EuroMillions:

Entering EuroMillions Draws in the UK

It's still possible to buy your EuroMillions tickets online and in-store across the UK.

The game has remained available throughout the crisis, even following the UK Government’s announcement that the country had entered a state of lockdown as a result of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak. However, choosing your EuroMillions numbers online rather than in-store is still the safest option.

By entering online, you reduce physical contact with others and your entries will be stored safely in your online account.

FAQs for UK EuroMillions players

Can I still buy tickets in-store in the UK?

Yes, National Lottery tickets can still be purchased in stores. While some shops have shut during the tightest restrictions, many have remained open even during the country’s spells in lockdown. Even when the UK Government has urged people to only leave home for “basic necessities” such as food and medicine, it has still been possible to purchase lottery tickets at the same time as shopping for essential goods.

Many shops have introduced measures to reduce contact, such as only accepting card/contactless payments, rather than handling cash.

Can I pick my EuroMillions numbers online?

Yes, it's possible to choose your numbers online. Use the button below, where you will be taken to select your five main numbers and two Lucky Star numbers the same way you would in a shop.

Buy EuroMillions tickets online

Once you have paid for your entries, you will be able to view them in your online account. In the event of a win, you will receive an email notification, informing you that you should check your account.

Could ticket sales be suspended?

The UK National Lottery has stated since the start of the pandemic that it expects draws to continue as normal, and so far the schedule has been unaffected. If the situation regarding retail stores changes, there is no reason why online sales would cease. Online sales have not been suspended during any previous lockdowns.

You can buy your tickets online, ensuring that your numbers will be entered into all draws for your selected period.

Are any EuroMillions draws being cancelled?

There has been no news to suggest that any EuroMillions draws will be cancelled as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak. Draws take place in Paris every Tuesday and Friday and have continued throughout the pandemic. Should this change, this page will be updated accordingly.

Ticket sales for EuroMillions have continued in all participating countries apart from Spain, where they were suspended temporarily in the spring of 2020 while the country was in lockdown.

What is the National Lottery doing to support people?

The National Lottery has already given £300 million to support community projects battling the coronavirus outbreak. The money for good causes is generated from ticket sales for all National Lottery games, including EuroMillions. It is distributed across various sectors in normal times but the focus at the moment continues to be on providing aid to those that are most vulnerable.

Can I still play in advance as normal?

Yes. You can play up to four weeks in advance. The National Lottery had previously reduced how far in advance you could enter draws during the peak of the outbreak, due to uncertainty over whether they would be able to go on as scheduled for long. For this reason, advance play was limited to the next two draws. However, with the situation constantly assessed and restrictions easing, it was decided to restore the rules to normal.

How to Play EuroMillions Online in Spain

Sales of all lottery tickets, including EuroMillions, were suspended in Spain for two months during the height of the spring 2020 lockdown. Loterias y Apuestas, the official operator of EuroMillions in Spain, suspended all ticket sales on 15th March 2020. Tickets that had already been sold for the EuroMillions draws on 17th and 20th March remained valid, but it was not possible to purchase tickets for further draws until the suspension was lifted and sales resumed on 18th May.

Ticket sales for other lottery games in Spain also resumed at around the same time. Any lottery tickets purchased for draws that were then suspended remained valid and could be used when the rescheduled draw took place. Here’s when draws resumed: