How To Play Euro Millions?
To play EuroMillions, you need to select five main numbers from 1 to 50 and two Lucky Stars from 1 to 12.
- Players must select five main numbers between 1 and 50, followed by two additional Lucky Star numbers between 1 and 12.
- Ticket sales close on the day of the relevant draw at 20:30 CET (19:30 GMT).
- All players must be aged 18 or over, with the exception of players within the UK, who must be aged 16 or over.
- Simply by playing EuroMillions, players are entered into the supplementary games, UK Millionaire Maker and the occasional Europe-wide raffle, European Millionaire Maker.
Claiming EuroMillions Prizes
- Prizes can only be claimed in the country in which the winning ticket was originally purchased.
- The process for claiming EuroMillions prizes works differently in each of the participating nations. This table shows you how long you have to claim a prize and what happens to the award if you miss the deadline.
|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 and used to promote its games in order to raise money for good causes.|
|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.