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Why Right Now is the Best Time to Play EuroMillions

Spurred on by the Superdraw earlier this month, the EuroMillions jackpot has climbed more quickly than a squirrel on fast-forward or the sense of moral outrage after a Donald Trump tweet. The top prize stands at a gargantuan £143 million (€163 million) ahead of tonight’s draw, and there can never have been a better time to play. Not only is the jackpot enormous, but it is now easier than ever to take part!

Richer than Adele

If there is a single winner of the £143 million jackpot, they would instantly be propelled to a level of wealth usually only enjoyed by the rich and famous, or businesspeople much shrewder than the comically hapless contestants on The Apprentice. According to the Sunday Times Rich List 2017, singing superstar Adele is worth £125 million, while Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe trailed in further back on £78 million.

If you land tonight’s jackpot, you will be worth twice as much as Twilight hunk Robert Pattinson (£67 million) and take your place as the seventh-largest winner in EuroMillions history. That list is headed by an anonymous player from Portugal and UK couple Adrian and Gillian Bayford, who both picked up €190 million (£148.6 million for the Bayfords) after the jackpot reached its cap.

Top 5 EuroMillions Winners

Amount Won Date of Draw Country
€190 million 24th October 2014 Portugal
€190 million 10th August 2012 UK
€185 million 12th July 2011 UK
€169.8 million 13th November 2012 France
€168 million 11th October 2016 Belgium

What if You Win EuroMillions?

If you discover you are a EuroMillions winner, you will need to claim your prize before it expires. You then have a choice over whether to go public with your win or remain anonymous, and there are reasons why you might choose either option. While some big winners feel they could never keep such news secret and hope that sharing their story will open up business opportunities or help with charitable ventures, most players stay private. A survey carried out by Euro-Millions.com ahead of the 1,000th draw earlier this year found that 70.8% of players would stay private rather than go public with a big win. 

The survey also found that 23.8% of respondents would give up work if they won a EuroMillions jackpot. Others would stay in their job (16.3%) or go part-time (11.5%), but the most popular option was to pursue their own business interests (48.7%). Most players also said their first purchase as a big winner would be a new house, rather than a holiday, car or charitable donation.

Easy to Take Part

To give yourself a chance of winning tonight’s astonishing jackpot, or one of the many other EuroMillions prizes, you need to take part. Tickets can be bought from authorised retailers in any of the nine participating countries, or you can choose numbers online from anywhere in the world.

Online services allow you to wager on the result of a draw and win all the same prizes, just like welder Valentin Zafirov. The lucky father picked his EuroMillions numbers at Jackpot.com ahead of the draw on 21st March and won €248,000 after matching five main numbers plus one Lucky Star.

Online Benefits

An online lottery service such as Jackpot.com provides a lot of benefits. Not only can you enjoy the biggest games from around the world regardless of your location, but you can also play at a time that suits you and feel secure that there is no chance of your numbers being lost like there would be with a physical ticket. It is also a very simple process:

  1. Select your numbers, either using a random Quick Pick or choosing your own.
  2. Decide how many bets you want to place and hit ‘PLAY’ when you are ready.
  3. Sign in or create an account, then press ‘PAY’ to confirm the purchase.

All you have to do then is wait for the draw to take place, as your numbers are safely stored in the system. You will be notified if you win a prize and the money will be transferred directly to your online account.

Make Savings at Jackpot.com

Jackpot.com also offers EuroMillions fans a way to keep down their costs. If you subscribe for the next four weeks, you will get 20% off the total price and make sure you never miss a draw. While the top prize is already huge at £143 million (€163 million), it still has room to grow as the jackpot cap is a phenomenal €190 million.

The jackpot can also stay at €190 million for four draws before it has to be won, creating the possibility that funds will spill down to lower tiers. Anyone who subscribes for four weeks now can therefore relax in the knowledge that they would definitely be involved in every draw before the jackpot resets to €17 million, whilst saving 20% on price.

Choose your numbers online now, or visit an authorised retailer for a EuroMillions ticket, to avoid missing out on tonight’s massive draw.

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Published: Tue, 26 September 2017 - 9:49am
Last Updated: Thu, 9 August 2018 - 11:42am
Published By: Euro-Millions.com