EuroMillions was launched in 2004 as the first multi-national European lottery and quickly became popular with players across the continent. Originally played in Spain, France and the UK, there are now a total of nine European countries which participate in the EuroMillions lottery draws, which take place each Tuesday and Friday night. The jackpot has a minimum value of €17 million (approximately Rs. 146 Crore), but it can roll over and increase in value to a cap of €240 million (Rs. 2,000 Crore).
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How to Play EuroMillions from India
Thanks to lottery concierge services, you can play EuroMillions online from India. The concierge service will buy a ticket on your behalf from one of the nine EuroMillions countries and a copy of the ticket will then be uploaded to your account.
The standard EuroMillions ticket price is €2.50 (Rs. 215), although online concierge services may charge a different price depending on the exact service they offer. Follow the steps below to get your tickets today and take your chance at the next big Euro Lotto jackpot:
- 1. Go to the Lottery Tickets page and select 'Play Now' under EuroMillions
- 2. Choose five numbers from 1 to 50 and 2 Lucky Stars from 1 to 12
- 3. Repeat step 2 on multiple grids if you want to play more than one set of numbers
- 4. Select which days you want to play on: Tuesday, Friday, or all days
- 5. Choose how many weeks to play, or subscribe to play continuously
- 6. Add your entries to the cart
- 7. Register an account with the online provider or sign in to an existing one
- 8. Pay for your entries
After the transaction is complete, you can log in to your online account at any time to view your numbers. Log in after the draw to find out if you have won any prizes.
When you win, most prizes will be paid directly into your online account. If you're lucky enough to win the EuroMillions jackpot, you may need to travel to the country in which the ticket was bought and claim the prize in person.
There are 13 prize tiers in total, with prizes awarded for matching two or more main numbers. The jackpot is won if anyone matches all five main numbers plus both Lucky Stars. The overall odds of winning a EuroMillions prize are 1 in 13.
The table below displays the different prizes that are available in this lottery, the odds of winning each prize, what percentage of the prize fund is allocated to that particular prize level, as well as the prize values and winners from the most recent draw:
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|Prize||Lowest Ever Prize Amount||Lowest Ever Prize Amount||Highest Ever Prize Amount||Highest Ever Prize Amount||Average Prize Amount Per Draw||Average Prize Amount Per Draw||Odds of Winning||% Prize Fund|
|Match 5 and 2 Stars||€17,000,000.00||₹145.7 Crore||€230,000,000.00||₹1,971 Crore||€66,219,035.60||₹567.6 Crore||1 in 139,838,160||50%|
|Match 5 and 1 Star||€54,980.50||₹47.12 Lakh||€5,684,144.40||₹48.7 Crore||€426,533.21||₹3.66 Crore||1 in 6,991,908||2.61%|
|Match 5||€5,556.00||₹4.76 Lakh||€969,918.10||₹8.31 Crore||€51,675.17||₹44.29 Lakh||1 in 3,107,515||0.61%|
|Match 4 and 2 Stars||€309.80||₹26,553/-||€10,093.30||₹8.65 Lakh||€2,577.72||₹2.21 Lakh||1 in 621,503||0.19%|
|Match 4 and 1 Star||€53.80||₹4,611/-||€266.30||₹22,824/-||€150.06||₹12,861/-||1 in 31,075||0.35%|
|Match 3 and 2 Stars||€18.90||₹1,620/-||€179.30||₹15,368/-||€87.51||₹7,501/-||1 in 14,125||0.37%|
|Match 4||€12.70||₹1,089/-||€91.90||₹7,877/-||€51.20||₹4,388/-||1 in 13,811||0.26%|
|Match 2 and 2 Stars||€5.70||₹489/-||€31.10||₹2,666/-||€17.40||₹1,492/-||1 in 985||1.3%|
|Match 3 and 1 Star||€6.80||₹583/-||€20.30||₹1,740/-||€13.13||₹1,125/-||1 in 706||1.45%|
|Match 3||€5.30||₹454/-||€17.30||₹1,483/-||€10.91||₹935/-||1 in 314||2.7%|
|Match 1 and 2 Stars||€3.60||₹309/-||€16.50||₹1,414/-||€8.90||₹763/-||1 in 188||3.27%|
|Match 2 and 1 Star||€4.00||₹343/-||€11.10||₹951/-||€6.92||₹593/-||1 in 49||10.3%|
|Match 2||€2.80||₹240/-||€5.30||₹454/-||€4.18||₹358/-||1 in 22||16.59%|
The remaining 10% of the prize fund is diverted to the Booster Fund, which ensures that EuroMillions can always offer a starting jackpot of €17 million. The Booster Fund can also be used to provide Superdraws, which offer big guaranteed jackpots.
If the EuroMillions jackpot is not won, it rolls over to the following draw. This rollover facility enables the jackpot to climb up to impressive heights that can often surpass the €100 million (Rs. 859 crore) mark. There is a cap of €240 million (Rs. 2,000 crore), meaning the jackpot cannot go any higher. It can remain at the capped level for five draws, but if no player is able to match the entire winning line drawn in the fifth draw at €240 million, then the entire prize fund rolls down and is distributed between players in the next winning tier.
Take a look at the frequently asked questions below to find out everything else you need to know about EuroMillions, including how to collect your prize money and whether you pay any taxes in India.
1. Is it legal to play EuroMillions from India?
Yes, it is completely legal to play EuroMillions in India through online lottery concierge services.
2. How do I play EuroMillions from India?
Visit the Lottery Tickets page and select the 'Play Now' button. Once you have opened an online account, simply choose your numbers by picking five main numbers between 1 and 50 plus two Lucky Star numbers between 1 and 12.
3. What is a Superdraw?
Superdraws are special events that are held a few times throughout the year, in which jackpots are instantly boosted to a big amount, usually over €100 million (Rs. 859 crore). Superdraws are usually announced a few weeks in advance and you can enter them online from India just like any normal EuroMillions draw.
4. Can I play EuroMillions from any Indian state?
Yes. Indian lottery laws only apply to lotteries operating within India and do not apply to Indian citizens playing lotteries operating in other countries.
5. How do I collect my EuroMillions winnings?
Prizes are automatically paid into your online account and from there the money can be withdrawn to your bank account or used to buy more lottery tickets. If you win one of the biggest prizes, such as the EuroMillions jackpot, you may be required to travel to collect your winnings. In that instance, an agent of the concierge service would contact you to make the necessary arrangements.
6. How long do I have to collect my EuroMillions winnings?
Should you be lucky enough to win a prize, you will be informed of your win via text message or email shortly after the draw has taken place. All winnings are automatically paid into your online account so there is no chance of losing out on a prize.
7. Is there any tax on EuroMillions prizes?
Some EuroMillions countries do withhold taxes on prizes over a certain amount, so it would depend on how much you won and where the ticket was purchased. The concierge service would be able to provide these details to you.
8. Do I need to pay a fee to collect the winnings?
No. Playing online means you will receive 100% of any prize you win. The service does not take any fees from your winnings.