History of The Game
My Million was first introduced on Tuesday 4th February 2014 to offer French players an extra chance of winning a prize when they played EuroMillions. The introduction of the game saw the price of a French EuroMillions ticket rise from €2 to €2.50.
To date there have been My Million numbers issued.
In September 2016, French players received another chance to win a guaranteed €1 million in special EuroMillions draws as the European Millionaire Maker game was introduced as part of changes to EuroMillions. My Million will continue to be offered to ticket holders in France alongside the new raffle.
UK Tax Implications
While there is no tax on lottery winnings in the UK, there are a number of important considerations to keep in mind if you are lucky enough to bank a substantial amount such as a EuroMillions jackpot.
Inheritance tax (IHT) is paid when a UK resident dies and their estate is worth more than £325,000. Everything above that threshold will be taxed at 40 percent. If you win a large EuroMillions prize and your estate exceeds the £325,000 valuation, you should be aware of the rules regarding IHT and how it will affect your heirs.
It is very common for big winners to want to share their jackpot in some way, but if you want to make a gift without paying tax you must meet one of the following criteria:
- Give the gift more than seven years before you die.
- Give the gift to your husband, wife, or civil partner.
- Give less than your annual allowance of £3,000.
The seven-year rule is in place to stop people from giving money away just before they die so that they can avoid IHT. As long as you live for at least seven years after making your gift, you can give as much as you want to whoever you want without it being liable for IHT.
If you were to die within seven years, the recipient would have to pay IHT based on a sliding scale. The rate of tax is the full 40% if there are less than three years between you giving your gift and dying, and then it goes down to 32% in years three to four, 24% in years four to five, 16% in years five to six and 8% if there are between six and seven years between your gift and your death.
Any gifts made to your spouse or civil partner are exempt from IHT, so it would not matter if you died within seven years. You can also give gifts to any registered charity without being liable for tax, along with some national organisations, such as the National Trust, universities or museums.
You can also take advantage of the £3,000 ‘gift allowance’ each year without incurring IHT. If you give away more than this amount and pass away within seven years, the recipient would have to pay tax. It is possible to carry over your leftover allowance from one tax year to the next, but only up to a maximum of £6,000.
Other Tax-free Gifts
You can also give smaller gifts of up to £250 to as many people as you want without them being subject to IHT, although this would not include anyone who has already received gifts totalling the whole £3,000 annual exemption.
Wedding gifts can also be exempt from IHT, but only if they are made before the wedding and there has to be proof that the marriage does go ahead. You can make wedding gifts of up to £5,000 to a child, £2,500 to a grandchild or great-grandchild or £1,000 to anyone else. You can also make gifts to help pay the living costs of an ex-spouse, an elderly dependent or a child.
Lottery rules in the UK stipulate that only one person can be paid a prize, so when playing in a syndicate it is essential to have a formal agreement in place to show to tax authorities. This will prove the money was not just a gift and that everyone is entitled to their share. Anyone playing in an informal syndicate should be aware that they may have to pay inheritance tax on the full amount if the syndicate leader dies within seven years of the prize money being shared.
Tax on Interest
Most people can earn some interest from their savings without paying tax, but this might not be the case if you win a large enough EuroMillions prize. While there is no tax on the initial sum paid into your account, it may be that the win starts to produce an income through interest. This will then be taxed as part of your normal income tax.
Un étranger peut-il jouer légalement à l’EuroMillions ?
Oui, sachant que le billet est acheté dans le pays où a lieu le tirage et ne sort pas du territoire, il reste valable.
Comment récupérer ses gains EuroMillions en jouant en ligne ?
Les tombolas EuroMillions sont-elles accessibles en ligne de l’étranger ?
Il est vrai que les tombolas EuroMillions offrent un avantage incontestable, permettant de gagner un prix indépendamment des tirages. Dans la plateforme recommandée, theLotter, il est possible de participer à la Tombola de la version Espagnole et Autrichienne de l’EuroMillions !
Les Super Jackpots EuroMillions sont-ils disponibles en ligne pour les joueurs étrangers ?
Bien entendu ! Les Super Jackpots, débutant à 100, 120 ou 130 millions d’euros sont parfaitement accessibles en ligne !
|Up to €150||Prizes are paid directly into your online account.|
|Between €150 and €5,000||Prizes are paid directly into your bank account.|
|Over €5,000||Prizes are paid into your bank account after a 12-day period in which the award can be challenged.|
|Prize Total||Authorised Retailer|
|Up to €150||Prizes can be claimed from any official lottery retailer.|
|Between €150 and €5,000||Prizes can be claimed from any official lottery retailer or lottery headquarters. Winnings will be paid by bank transfer.|
|Over €5,000||Paid by bank transfer from lottery headquarters following a 12-day period in which the award can be challenged.|
EuroMillions players in Portugal have 90 days to claim any prizes.
Nouvelles règles EuroMillions 2020
En février 2020, les règles de la loterie Euromillions ont été modifiées et validées par l’ensemble des différents opérateurs européens. Si ces règles ne viennent pas modifier les probabilités de la loterie Euromillions, elles viennent en revanche modifier la façon dont sont attribué et distribuer les lots.
∙ Les gains des rangs intermédiaires sont abaissés avec les nouvelles règles Euromillions de 2020. La part des mises distribuées aux rangs 2 à 13 a été revue à la baisse pour l’ensemble des rangs.
∙ La part des mises dans l’augmentation du jackpot (rang n°1) a été renforcée, permettant aux cagnottes de grossir plus vite qu’auparavant.
∙ Le plafond du jackpot EuroMillions a été revu à la hausse pour la première fois depuis 2004. Le montant maximum de la loterie européenne EuroMillions est fixé à 200 millions d’euros. Une fois atteint, il pourra être mis en jeu 5 fois de suite et lors d’une prochaine série, le plafond maximum sera étendu de 10 millions d’euros, pouvant atteindre au maximum 250 millions d’euros (10 millions d’euros en 10 millions d’euros).
Tous les changements des règles Euromillions 2020.
How to Play
Playing EuroMillions Plus is very similar to playing EuroMillions, but without the Lucky Stars. For an additional €1 per line, you can opt in to the Plus game when you purchase your main EuroMillions entries for the Tuesday draw, Friday draw, or both.
To add Plus to your ticket, you will need to select your EuroMillions numbers as usual and then tick the ‘Add EuroMillions Plus’ box located on the play slip. You will not need to pick any additional numbers, as those on your ticket are entered into both draws (with the exception of the Lucky Stars).
Five numbers are randomly drawn, with prizes awarded if your original EuroMillions numbers match three or more of the five ’Plus’ numbers drawn.
There are three prize tiers available, with a guaranteed top prize of €500,000 for matching all five numbers.
The Advance Play option allows you to purchase your tickets up to eight draws in advance by simply ticking the Advance Play box for the number of draws you wish to participate in (e.g. one, two, four, six or eight). Any prizes won from an Advance Play ticket are claimed in the usual way.
|Up to €500||Small prizes are added to your lottery account, although they are paid directly to your bank account instead if they would take the lottery account balance over €500.|
|Between €500 and €25,000||Prizes are paid directly into your bank account.|
|Over €25,000||Prizes must be collected from National Lottery headquarters in Brussels.|
|Prize Total||Authorised Retailer|
|Up to €1,000||Prizes can be claimed from any official lottery retailer. Should the retailer not have the required funds on the premises, you will need to return at a later date.|
|Between €1,001 and €2,000||These prizes can be paid by authorised retailers, however, if the money is not available you will be required to visit any regional lottery office or lottery headquarters in Brussels.|
|Between €2,001 and €25,000||Can be claimed by visiting any regional lottery office or lottery headquarters in Brussels.|
|Over €25,000||You must make an appointment to meet a representative at lottery headquarters in Brussels. The number to call is 02 238 45 54 or 0494 10 99 67.|
EuroMillions players in Belgium have 20 weeks to claim any prizes.