Playing EuroMillions Abroad
You can play EuroMillions abroad without any issues. You do not have to be a resident or a citizen of a country to take part. You can buy tickets from authorised retailers in any of the nine participating nations, or play online. Find out more about how to play EuroMillions in a foreign country, whether it is Portugal, Spain, France or elsewhere.
Visiting a Participating Country
EuroMillions tickets are sold in nine countries – Austria, Belgium, France, Ireland, Luxembourg, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. You are eligible to play as an expat or a visitor to any of these places regardless of your nationality (as long as you are at least 18 years old). It does not matter if you live in a different participating country or somewhere else. It may be that you are there on holiday, working, studying, or for any other reason.
It’s important to remember that any prizes you win must be claimed in the same country as where you purchased the ticket. You will have to make sure you collect your money before you leave, or you will have to return before the claim deadline. Go to the How to Claim page for more information.
If you win cash amounts in three of the EuroMillions jurisdictions, you could also find yourself liable for taxes. Find out more details about Taxes in EuroMillions countries.
When you buy a EuroMillions ticket in another country, it gives you the opportunity to win additional prizes. Each nation offers its own supplementary games. Here are the games you can enter, along with the top prize available:
|Austria||Austria Joker||Jackpot varies|
|Belgium||Belgium Joker||€200,000 (minimum)|
|France||My Million||€1 million|
|France||Etoile+||Increases value of main draw prize.|
|Ireland||Ireland Only Raffle||€5,000|
|Spain||El Millon||€1 million|
|United Kingdom||UK Millonaire Maker||£1 million|
|United Kingdom||EuroMillions HotPicks||£1 million|
Go to the Associated Games page to learn more about the different raffles and lotteries that are played in each country.
Playing EuroMillions Around the World
EuroMillions is a lottery that can be played and enjoyed all around the world. There are a number of online lottery services that are tailored to international players, so you can take part from outside the participating countries and still have the chance to win all the same prizes as someone within those nations.
You can play EuroMillions online from most countries. However, there are some nations where the game is currently unavailable due to local rules and restrictions. If you’re not sure whether you can play where you are, go to the Play page and select the link to buy tickets.
If you’re a EuroMillions fan in Bulgaria, Greece, Cyprus or a wide range of other countries, it’s easy to sign up and choose your numbers. Here’s a quick guide:
- Register an online account. This process is safe and secure.
- Select your numbers (five from 1 to 50 and two Lucky Stars from a separate pool of 1 to 12).
- Decide how many consecutive draws to play
- Purchase your entries
Once the draw has taken place, you will receive an email if you have won. Any winnings will be transferred to your online account. There are other advantages to playing online too, with your numbers safely stored so there is no danger of ever missing out on a prize.
You can also play EuroMillions outside Europe. The game’s popularity has exploded globally beyond a single continent and you can take part from most nations around the world.
Did You Know?
A EuroMillions ticket worth €220 million was sold on the Pacific island of Tahiti in October 2021. Tahiti is part of French Polynesia, one of France’s overseas territories, and there are more than 100 points of sale in the region.
Play EuroMillions in Advance
If you live in a participating country and are heading overseas, you may prefer to play online before you go and enter all the draws that will be held while you are away. This ensures that you won’t miss out on the opportunity to win. All member nations offer this facility to ticket holders. See the table below for details:
|Austria||Can subscribe for up to 20 draws in advance|
|Belgium||Can subscribe on a continuous basis|
|France||Can subscribe on a continuous basis|
|Ireland||Can subscribe for up to eight draws in advance|
|Luxembourg||Can subscribe for up to ten draws in advance|
|Portugal||Can subscribe for up to 12 draws in advance|
|Spain||Can subscribe on a continuous basis|
|Switzerland||Can subscribe on a continuous basis|
|UK||Can subscribe on a continuous basis via Direct Debit|