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EuroMillions Help & FAQ

Overview

The EuroMillions is Europe’s biggest and most popular lottery draw. It takes place every Tuesday and Friday night in Paris and you can bet on the outcome of the draw with us for just £2. That’s 50p less than you will pay for a ticket elsewhere.

How does betting on the EuroMillions at Lottoland work?

Instead of entering the official EuroMillions Lotto draw, you place a bet on the outcome of it. You pick the numbers you think will be drawn in the same way as if you had entered the official lottery draw. At Lottoland, you win the same prize money for each prize tier that the official lottery operator offers, including the jackpot, and you receive your prize money as if you had actually played the official lottery.

How do I choose a line and place a bet?

Choose 5 numbers from the main pool of 1–50 and 2 further numbers from 1–12.

You can also select the QuickPick option (Quick+1) and this will choose a line for you randomly. Once you have chosen your numbers, select which draw you want to bet on, either Tuesday or Friday, and press ‘Submit’. This will take you through to a checkout – at this stage just click ‘Confirm and proceed’ to place your bet.

How do I win the Jackpot?

You will win our jackpot if your 5 main numbers and 2 additional numbers are the same as those in the official EuroMillions draw.

Can I win all the same prizes betting on the draw with Lottoland?

You can win all the same main game prizes betting on the draw with us as those available in the official draw, including the jackpot.

How much does it cost?

A single bet costs £2. A bet with the DoubleJackpot feature costs £4. For more on DoubleJackpot please see below.

How much can I win?

The EuroMillions jackpot is capped at €190 million. However, you can select our DoubleJackpot feature for the chance to win twice the official EuroMillions jackpot amount. See below for information on how this feature works.

How does the DoubleJackpot feature work?

The DoubleJackpot feature allows you to bet for twice the official lottery jackpot. So, for instance, if the official EuroMillions Lotto draw is £50m and you bet on the outcome with us and activate the DoubleJackpot feature, you can potentially win £100m. The prizes for all other tiers will remain the same.

You will pay double the price of your normal line to activate the DoubleJackpot feature. So, if you wish to bet on EuroMillions Lotto with the DoubleJackpot feature you’ll pay £4, instead of £2.

When does the draw take place?

The EuroMillions draw takes place every Tuesday and Friday night in Paris at approximately 8pm (GMT).

What are the odds of winning the jackpot?

The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 139,838,160. A breakdown of all the odds for each prize tier, together with estimated returns is included below.

Can you explain the different prize tiers available?

When you bet on the outcome of the EuroMillions you will be treated as though you entered the official draw and will receive the same main game prizes should you win.

The table below explains the different prize tiers, odds of winning each prize tier and the estimated individual returns for each prize tier.

The information below is provided as a guide only. Should you win you will be paid out in pounds. The values shown are in pound sterling. Please bear in mind that the values shown are dependent on the euro to pound exchange rate.

Prize tier Share of the total prize money Odds Of Winning Average individual prize
Match 5 numbers + 2 stars 32.00 % 1 in 139,838,160 37,290,176.00 EUR
Match 5 numbers + 1 star 4.80 % 1 in 6,991,908 310,751.47 EUR
Match 5 numbers 1.60 % 1 in 3,107,515 51,791.91 EUR
Match 4 numbers + 2 stars 0.80 % 1 in 621,503 4,143.35 EUR
Match 4 numbers + 1 star 0.70 % 1 in 31,076 201.41 EUR
Match 4 numbers 0.70 % 1 in 13,812 100.71 EUR
Match 3 numbers + 2 stars 0.50 % 1 in 14,126 58.85 EUR
Match 2 numbers + 2 stars 2.30 % 1 in 882 18.89 EUR
Match 3 numbers + 1 star 2.20 % 1 in 968 14.39 EUR
Match 3 numbers 3.70 % 1 in 314 12.10 EUR
Match 1 numbers + 2 stars 6.50 % 1 in 188 10.17 EUR
Match 2 numbers + 1 star 17.60 % 1 in 50 8.03 EUR
Match 2 numbers 18.00 % 1 in 22 4.11 EUR

What do I do if I win?

If your account has been verified simply proceed to your account and withdraw your winnings. If your account has not been verified you will first need to provide proof of your ID and proof of address. Once this has been confirmed you will be able to withdraw your winnings.

Are my winnings tax free?

You will not be taxed on any winnings for this lottery.

How can I be sure I will get paid?

We are audited by KPMG and fully licensed by the UK Gambling Commission. In order for us to retain this license we have to prove that we are able to make the required payments to our players should they win.

Smaller Payments

We make all payouts directly from the fund we have acquired from total stake sales.

Larger Payments

We take out policies with world leading insurers to cover larger payments.

What is a Subscription?

Subscriptions remove the hassle of manually entering bets on each event and the fear of missing out on a big win. Our Subscription feature allows you to set up a running bet or bets on a given lottery draw. The subscription is open ended and will run for as long as you want it too. You can opt out at any time.

What are LastMinute Bets?

You can bet on the outcome of the draw right up until it takes place with LastMinute Bets.
LastMinute Bets are available from 45 mins before the official draw right up until the it takes place. Your LastMinute Bets consists of 6 QuickPicks.

Why should I bet on EuroMillions at Lottoland?

The EuroMillions is Europe’s most popular draw and you can bet on the outcome and win all the same main game prizes with us. It also costs just £2 to bet on the draw, that’s 50p less than you’ll pay elsewhere. In addition to this, you can take advantage of a range of exclusive features such as DoubleJackpot, Subscriptions and JackpotHunt that you won’t find anywhere else. If you’re a new customer, we’ll also give you your first bet free.

What is the difference between the EuroMillions and EuroJackpot lotteries?

The EuroJackpot lottery is run by Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Italy, the Netherlands, Slovenia and Spain, with a total population of 130 million inhabitants. The EuroMillions countries have a considerably larger population, at approximately 217 million inhabitants.

From a gameplay perspective, the EuroMillions and EuroJackpot lotteries are similar; both lotteries require you to pick 5 numbers from 50, and 2 supplementary numbers. The supplementary numbers are where the difference becomes clear as you must pick 2 supplementary (Star) numbers from 8 for the EuroJackpot and for the EuroMillions you must pick 2 supplementary numbers from 12.

The prices for the two lotteries are also similar – €2 for the EuroMillions and €2 for EuroJackpot

The EuroJackpot organisers guarantee a weekly minimum jackpot of €10 million, with a maximum jackpot of €90 million. The EuroMillions is much larger in comparison, with a minimum of €15 million available at each of the two weekly draws (i.e. €20 million weekly), with a maximum jackpot size of a whopping €190 million!

The winning numbers for the EuroJackpot are drawn every Friday in Helsinki (Finland), while the EuroMillions has two weekly draws on Tuesdays and Fridays in Paris (France).

What is a syndicate?

A syndicate, in the sense of betting on lotteries, is a group of people that combine their money in order to increase their chances of winning.

With the money that they pool together, they make multiple line bets together on the outcome of a lottery draw and share any prize money won.

The benefit of the Syndicate feature is that it lets you boost your chances of winning, allowing you to buy much more shares of numerous lottery line bets than a player would just making bets by themselves.

How do I enter a Syndicate?

  1. Select your chosen lottery and then click on the ‘Syndicates’ tab.
  2. Select the syndicate size you wish to enter.
  3. Choose how many shares you want.

How do Syndicates work?

When you go to the syndicates tab, you will see an image similar to the following:

The lines are the amount of lines that you will be betting on in this syndicate. In the case above, 168 lines — or 168 lotto bets — in total will be placed on the next jackpot draw. If any of these numbers result in winning a prize, then the prize money is paid out to you in accordance to the numbers of shares you bought.

The shares are the amount of shares that are available for this syndicate bet. IN the example in the image, 100 shares are available. You can purchase 1, 2 or 5 shares in total for this syndicate. If you buy 1 share of the possible 100, then you will receive 1/100th of the prize and so on.

So, if you select 1 share for a lottery with a jackpot of £100m and one of the lines in the syndicate won the jackpot, you would receive £1 million. If you selected 2 shares you would receive £2m and if you selected 5 shares you would receive £5m. There is also additional information about the syndicate, for example, in the case above, the 168 lines will be placed on the next draw and there is no automatic renewal.

How can I see my syndicate numbers?

When you place your syndicate bet, you can see your numbers by going to “My Account” in the top right hand corner, clicking on “My Activity” and then clicking on “Lotto Bets”.

You will see a bet slip with a combination of numbers. These combination of numbers make up the total amount of lines that you have bought in your syndicate. These are the numbers that you use to check if you have won anything in the lottery draw.

You will also be emailed your lotto syndicate numbers via a confirmation email.

What is Magic Million?

Magic Million is an exciting scratchcard game, that’s available every time you bet on the EuroMillions at Lottoland.co.uk.

Just tick the Magic Million box after picking your numbers and for just 50p extra you can take the chance to win £1 million! Plus, there are many more big money cash prizes up for grabs!

How do I play?

Go the EuroMillions betslip and for each line simply tick the Magic Million box after you’ve picked your numbers and, once you’ve paid, your Magic Million game will begin automatically.

How do I win?

In order to win a cash prize you have to reveal three matching symbols.

How much can I win?

Magic Millions has a top prize of £1,000,000, and other prizes ranging from 25p all the way up to £100k!

What are the chances of winning the top prize?

The odds of winning the top prize on this scratchcard are 1 in 20,000,000. A full breakdown of all the prizes available for each tier, together with the odds of winning is included in the paytable below.

Magic Million
Prize tier Number of prizes available Odds of winning Amount
 1  1  1 in 20,000,000 £1,000,000
 2  2  1 in 10,000,000 £100,000
 3  5  1 in 4,000,000 £10,000
 4  20  1 in 1,000,000 £1,000 
 5  400  1 in 50,000 £100
 6  5,000  1 in 4,000 £10
 7  100,000  1 in 200 £5
 8  1,600,000  1 in 13 £1
 9  2,000,000  1 in 10 £0.5
 10  2,500,000  1 in 8 £0.25

How much does it cost to play?

A Magic Million game can only be purchased with a EuroMillions bet and costs 50p.

How will I know if I have won?

If you successfully match three symbols a congratulations message will appear notifying of your win and the value.

What do I do if I win?

If your account has been verified simply proceed to your account and withdraw your winnings. If your account has not been verified you will first need to provide proof of your ID and proof of address. Once this has been confirmed you will be able to withdraw your winnings.

Why does it cost 50p less to bet on EuroMillions than it does to buy a ticket for the official draw?

It costs 50p less to bet on the EuroMillions at Lottoland.co.uk than it does to buy a ticket for the official EuroMillions draw, because our betting model gives us the freedom to set our own prices and offer our players added value.

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