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EuroMillions Rules

Knowing the EuroMillions rules before you play is advisable, as it ensures the process of purchasing your tickets runs smoothly and you don't miss out on any prizes you are due. Take a look at the guidelines for playing the game and the method of claiming awards in each of the different participating EuroMillions nations.

For more details on buying EuroMillions tickets, visit the How to Play page.

General Rules

Playing EuroMillions

Claiming EuroMillions Prizes

Country Claim Period What Happens to Unclaimed Prizes?
Austria 3 years Returned to the lottery for three years before being used to fund boosted prizes.
Belgium 20 weeks Returned to the Belgian National Lottery.
France 60 days Used to fund special promotions, creating a number of millionaires over the course of a week.
Ireland 90 days Returned to the Irish National Lottery for good causes and to be used to promote the game.
Luxembourg 60 days Returned to the lottery’s reserve fund.
Portugal 90 days Transferred to Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lisboa, which runs hospitals and funds other worthy causes.
Spain 3 months Transferred to the state’s treasury.
Switzerland 26 weeks Returned to the lottery to be distributed to good causes.
UK 180 days Transferred to the National Lottery Good Causes Fund

For details on what to do if you win a prize, see the How to Claim page.

Jackpot Cap

If no player wins the jackpot in a EuroMillions draw, the top prize will roll over and be added to the fund for the next draw, up to a jackpot cap of €190 million. It can stay at that level for four draws without a winner before the full amount is rolled down and shared between the winners in the next prize tier. See the Jackpot Cap section for more information.