The History of Euro Millions Lottery
In 1994 the idea of Euro Millions Lottery came to being and the intention was to launch the lottery alongside the launch of the single European currency. Due to a number of reasons the lottery was delayed and it was only ten years later that the plan was executed with the first draw taking place on Friday the 13th of February in 2004. The United Kingdom, France and Spain were the original countries that participated in this lottery with a combined jackpot prize of 15 million euros. In October of 2004 Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg, Ireland, Portugal and Switzerland joined in on the action. When the internet came about lottery fans from all over the world gained access to participate in the Euro Millions Lottery online.
About the Euro Millions Lottery
With a number of countries pooling the stakes, the jackpot prizes can be quite large. If a draw produces no winner for the main jackpot prize it will roll over to the following draw. There is no limit to how many times the jackpot can roll over but once the prize reaches 190 million euros it will chance two more draws before rolling down to the next division.
The Euro Millions Lottery draws take place on Tuesday and Friday nights and tickets can be purchased up until about an hour before the draw takes place.
To play the lottery five numbers are chosen from numbers one to fifty and two bonus Lucky Star numbers are chosen from a separate batch of numbers from one to eleven. If all seven numbers match the main jackpot prize will be won. If there are multiple winners the jackpot will be divided equally amongst them.
Advantages to Playing Euro Millions Online
Playing the Euro Millions Lottery online has become a popular platform on which to take part. There is much more convenience to online lotteries since there is no need to leave your home or office to purchase any lottery tickets. Using any compatible mobile device is even better as tickets can be purchased absolutely anywhere you are. When you play online your tickets are completely safe. The ticket numbers are stored in your personal account and there is no risk of accidentally throwing the paper ticket away, losing it or damaging it in any way. The online lottery sites that offer premium services will check if your tickets have any winning matches and will notify you of any wins.
How to Play Euro Millions Online
A personal online account needs to be opened in order to play the Euro Millions Lottery online. This account is private and protected at the best lottery sites. A lottery play slip needs to be filled in with the numbers you select and the number of draws you wish to participate in. The numbers can be your own selection or you can use the random number generator that will select numbers for you. When you play online you can enter up to fifty two draws in advance or any specific draw that will take place in the near future without having to play the preceding draws. Once your Euro Millions Lottery tickets are ready to be entered, you click on play.