What is partial publicity?
Partial publicity is where players release some details without disclosing their full identity. It may be that they reveal their job, which county they are from and what they plan to do with the money.
Who can opt for partial publicity?
Partial publicity is an option available for anyone who plays EuroMillions online in the UK. It is not an option for players who buy their tickets from authorised retailers, who must either go public and reveal their name, or stay private and not release any information at all.
Partial publicity has proven to be a popular choice for many online players. One recent winner, known only as Mrs H from East Sussex, won £223,578 in the EuroMillions draw on Friday 3rd November after matching five main numbers and one Lucky Star.
Mrs H, who works as a civil servant, plans to use her money to make some home improvements. Andy Carter, the National Lottery’s Senior Winners’ Advisor, said: “Huge congratulations to Mrs H for winning this fantastic prize without even touching a ticket.”
EuroMillions winners in the UK receive the same level of support whether they opt for full publicity, partial publicity or anonymity, with advisors on hand to help them to come to terms with the significant financial change and plan for the future.
Other EuroMillions countries also release some details about their winners without giving away their identities. In Belgium, for instance, the player who won €153.8 million earlier this year was revealed to be a Flemish man who likes Al Pacino and the traditional dish of stew with fries, while the man who won €168 million in October 2016 told Belgian lottery officials he loved Robert de Niro films and cooking with fish.
Whether you would be keen to tell the world your news if you won or you would prefer to stay quiet, there will be another chance to land fantastic EuroMillions prizes in tomorrow night’s draw. The jackpot is worth £45 million (€50 million), and you can either choose numbers online or visit an authorised retailer in one of the participating countries.