Coronavirus & euromillions: how to play online

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Who Are the Biggest Superdraw Winners?

The EuroMillions Superdraw has made quite a few winners over the years, but some of them have joined the ranks of the biggest winners in the history of this lottery. This is the Superdraw Hall of Fame! Find out the amazing stories behind the largest wins in this special lottery event!

Anonymous Winner, Spain – €190 Million

EuroMillions players will long remember 6 October 2017 as the day that an anonymous winner scooped the entire €190 million jackpot! Of course, since the winner is anonymous, there are questions about their identity, but in this case, there are even more questions! For one thing, the winning ticket was sold in the popular vacation destination of Gran Canaria, so while the history books record the Superdraw winner as being Spanish, there’s a good chance that the winner is a tourist from another country. How do you top that vacation? With €190 million in the bank, you can certainly try!

Anonymous Winner, Portugal – €190 Million

2014 was a busy year for Superdraws with 3 taking place that year alone. On 3 October 2014, the third of the year took place. There were no Superdraw winners in the initial draw and the jackpot continued to roll over until it reached its cap of €190 million. On 24 October, a single Portuguese ticket holder took the entire jackpot! Considering how hard of a hit Portugal took in the financial crisis that shook the Eurozone, that lucky winner was especially lucky!

Anonymous Winner, Belgium – €168 Million

EuroMillions underwent a host of rule changes in September 2016 and celebrated the makeover with a Superdraw on 30 September. An unprecedented €130 million starting jackpot got everyone’s attention, although no one won the first draw. One lucky, anonymous Belgian scooped 2016’s only Superdraw on 11 October!

When Is the Next EuroMillions Superdraw?

The next EuroMillions SuperDraw will be held on Friday, September 25th 2020. The starting jackpot will be of €130 million. This is the third EuroMillions SuperDraw of 2020. This year has brought two Superdraws so far and the next one is jut around the corner.

The latest EuroMillions Superdraw was held on July 3rd, 2020 and it brought a huge €130 million jackpot. The draw resulted in a rollover and the jackpot got to €144 million. In the following draw, a lucky ticket holder from Valladolid, Spain matched the winning numbers and scooped the top prize.

Date Jackpot Final Jackpot Winner
Jul 3rd, 2020 €130 Million €144 Million 1 – Spain
Feb 7th, 2020 €130 Million €130 Million 1 – Spain
Oct 4th, 2019 €100 Million €190 Million 1 – UK
Jun 7th, 2019 €130 Million €139 Million 1 – UK
Feb 1st, 2019 €120 Million €175 Million 1 – Ireland
Sept 21st, 2018 €130 Million €162 Million 1 – Switzerland
Apr 20th, 2018 €130 Million €138 Million 1 – UK
Sept 25th, 2017 €130 Million €190 Million 1 – Spain
Jun 30th, 2017 €100 Million €100 Million 1 – UK
Sept 30th, 2016 €130 Million €168 Million 1 – Belgium

The Advantages of Playing EuroMillions Online

Don’t play EuroMillions online just because it is the simplest way to get in the game! There are quite a few advantages that come with it! Take a look!

  • Convenience – Fill out your entry, make the online purchase, and you are done. Then, you can check results and catch up on the latest news online from the comfort of your own home.
  • Play EuroMillions with Official Tickets – theLotter gets you official EuroMillions tickets from authorized retailers and then stores them safely on your behalf. You are the only legal owner of the ticket, which means that you are entitled to all the winnings it may generate.
  • Safety – When you play with physical tickets, you have to find a safe place to store them. When you play EuroMillions on theLotter, your tickets are stored in a safe for you. If you win any of the EuroMillions prizes, you can rest assured that your entry is safe.
  • Automatic Win Notifications – Millions in prize money go uncollected every year. When you play online, you’ll be notified via email or SMS every time you win.
  • Play Strategy Opportunities – theLotter offers EuroMillions syndicates, bundles, and systematic forms, which can help you improve your odds of winning. Boost your game by playing online!

Entering EuroMillions Draws in the UK

It’s still possible to buy your EuroMillions tickets online and in-store across the UK.

The game has remained available throughout the crisis, even following the UK Government’s announcement that the country had entered a state of lockdown as a result of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak. However, choosing your EuroMillions numbers online rather than in-store is still the safest option.

By entering online, you reduce physical contact with others and your entries will be stored safely in your online account.

Can I still buy tickets in-store in the UK?

Yes, National Lottery tickets can still be purchased in stores. Many shops remained open during the lockdown.

The UK Government stated that during the lockdown people could leave their homes to shop for “basic necessities” such as food and medicine. While lottery tickets didn’t fall onto that list, it was still possible to purchase them at the same time as shopping for essential goods.

While many restrictions have now eased, many shops have introduced measures to reduce contact, such as only accepting card/contactless payments, rather than handling cash.

Can I pick my EuroMillions numbers online?

Yes, it’s possible to choose your numbers online. Use the button below, where you will be taken to select your five main numbers and two Lucky Star numbers the same way you would in a shop.

Will online sales be suspended if the country goes back into lockdown?

The UK National Lottery has stated that it expects draws to continue as normal. If the situation regarding retail stores changes, there is no reason why online sales would cease. Online sales were never suspended during the first lockdown.

You can buy your tickets online, ensuring that your numbers will be entered into all draws for your selected period.

Are any EuroMillions draws being cancelled?

There has been no news to suggest that any EuroMillions draws will be cancelled as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak. Draws take place in Paris every Tuesday and Friday and have continued throughout the pandemic. Should this change, this page will be updated accordingly.

Ticket sales for EuroMillions continued in all participating countries apart from Spain, where they were suspended temporarily while the country was in lockdown. The situation in Spain has not impacted on the scheduling of draws.

What is the National Lottery doing to support people?

The National Lottery has already given £300 million to support community projects battling the coronavirus outbreak. The money for good causes is generated from ticket sales for all National Lottery games, including EuroMillions. It is distributed across various sectors in normal times but the focus at the moment continues to be on providing aid to those that are most vulnerable.

Can I still play in advance as normal?

Yes. You can play up to four weeks in advance. The National Lottery had previously reduced how far in advance you could enter draws during the peak of the outbreak, due to uncertainty over whether they would be able to go on as scheduled for long. For this reason, advance play was limited to the next two draws. However, with the situation constantly assessed and restrictions easing, it was decided to restore the rules to normal.

Play EuroMillions in Advance

In order to avoid missing out on winning a life-changing EuroMillions prize, you can ensure you have bought your entries before you leave by buying tickets in advance to cover the draws that will be held while you are away. 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

FAQ

Can you play EuroMillions abroad?

Yes, you can play the game online from anywhere in the world on theLotter. You don’t have to be in a EuroMillions country to play. All you have to do is log in and you can play online.

Until what time can you play EuroMillions?

You can play the game up until the cutoff time, which is 20:30 CEST. That’s just 15 minutes before the draw takes place. If you’re playing online, remember that you can only play up until a few hours before the draw.

How many countries play the EuroMillions?

The EuroMillions is a pan-European lottery played in nine countries – Austria, Belgium, France, Ireland, Luxembourg, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.

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