Everything you should know about EuroMillions
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EuroMillions is a transnational European lottery, which is drawn every Tuesday and Friday. Players choose five main numbers (1-50) and two “Lucky Star”numbers (1-12) and can win jackpots of up to €17 million, which can reach a maximum of €240 million, as well as prizes in 12 other categories. EuroMillions tickets are sold in nine European countries: Austria, Belgium, France, Ireland, Luxembourg, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland and the UK.
But it must be said that you have more chances to win in an online casino than in a lottery. On gambling sites you have a wide choice of players, ranging from slot machines to table games. Each game has bonuses. In addition, there are bonuses for new players. So the chances of winning some money are very high.
What are EuroMillions super draws?
Special EuroMillions draws are held from time to time with a guaranteed entry jackpot of 130 million euros. The Super draws are conducted in the same way as the regular EuroMillions lottery, with players choosing five main numbers and two “lucky stars”. If there are no winners, the Super Lucky Star jackpot continues to climb up to a maximum of €240 million, as in the regular EuroMillions draws. If no one wins, the jackpot will remain at this level for a maximum of four draws. If the jackpot is still not won, the prize money is distributed to the winner of the next higher category.
The formula: 5 main numbers plus two additional numbers. On EuroMillions lottery tickets there are two fields: a table with the main numbers from 1 to 50 and another field with the additional numbers, the “Lucky Stars”, from 1 to 12. In the table players have to choose 5 of the 50 main numbers and in a second field two stars (1 to 12). If a player gets all 5 main numbers right, plus two lucky stars, they win the jackpot!
As it is clear from the rules, it is very difficult to win the jackpot, but it is possible. There are several winners who have received jackpots of 50 million euros and more, as this proves. It should be noted that some of the winners are from Austria. Austrians are known for their gambling. Many people in this country play lotteries or casinos. The younger generation no longer goes to the casinos in Vienna or Baden, but prefers Casino Austria on the Internet. Deposits can be made by credit card or alternative methods (such as Paypal or cryptocurrency). This is not surprising, because online games offer the possibility to win without leaving the house.
History of the EuroMillions lottery
The EuroMillions lottery was launched in February 2004 by three of the participating countries: France, Spain and the United Kingdom. In 2009, a jackpot limit was introduced, and in 2011, the lottery’s creators introduced a second regular Tuesday night draw. The first EuroMillions draw took place on 13. February 2004 held. On this remarkable night, a French player managed to hit the first jackpot in the history of EuroMillions.
In 2006, the organizers of EuroMillions set a maximum number of consecutive draws in the life cycle of a draw, so that from now on the EuroMillions jackpot will be turned over only 10 times (d. h. in the course of 11 draws). If there is still no winner in the first category in draw number 12, the prize pool of the first category – the jackpot – is won by the winner (one or more) in the next category. In November 2009, the EuroMillions lottery introduced a jackpot cap. This amount was originally set at 185 million euros.
EuroMillions introduced its Tuesday draw in May 2011. Changes to the game format were also made at that time. A new category of winners was introduced for players who correctly matched the two main numbers. To celebrate the change, the makers of EuroMillions held the first of their legendary super draws with a guaranteed jackpot of €100 million. In 2012, the rules were changed again, to the effect that the highest jackpot remains at 190 million euros and can be redistributed only once. If no one wins the 190 million EuroMillions jackpot after two draws, the amount is divided among the winners of the next winning class. From 24. September 2016, the lucky stars will be selected from 12 numbers instead of 11 as before. The original guaranteed EuroMillions jackpot has been increased to 17 million euros. In F2021, the upper limit of the first EuroMillions win was raised from 210 million euros to 220 million euros, and the maximum jackpot is now 240 million euros.