Euro Millions Lotto
Euro Millions - Every Tuesdays and Fridays
Euro Millions is a bi-weekly European lotto with draws on Fridays and Tuesdays and is meant for the residents of European Union (EU) countries. Since all EU countries play this lottery, the prize becomes breathtakingly huge. If the lottery goes on for a few weeks without being won, the prize pot can become as large as €185 millions, which is truly life transforming.
The nine EU countries that take part in the Euro Millions are Austria, France, Luxembourg, Belgium, Spain, Ireland, Portugal, UK, and Switzerland. Those interested can play the Euro Millions online and even check the results online. A free Euro Millions app for iPhones also helps players to view Euro Million results when they are travelling.
Euro Million, which was launched in 1994, was originally intended to be in one currency, but a wide range of factors did not make this possible till nearly ten years after its launch.
The first draw was held on Feb 13 2004, which happened to be a Friday and was presented by Camelot, Francaise des Jeux, and Loterias y Apuestas des Estad in the UK, France, and Spain, respectively.
Tuesday Euro Millions
The first Tuesday Euro Million draw was held on May 10, 2011, a Tuesday, before which draws used to be held only on Fridays. Players were more excited than ever when their favorite Euro Millions lotto turned bi-weekly because it gave them more chances of winning. The lotto was made spicier than ever by the introduction of some brand new rules—a 13th tier and extra Lucky Star Numbers. The 13th prize tier presented a small prize to players who could successfully match 2 main numbers.
Friday Euro Millions
From 2004 to 2011, Euro Million draws were held only on Fridays, but from May 10, 2011, Euro Million draws were held on Tuesdays too.
Since the Friday Euro Millions existed ever since the launch of the Euro Millions, it still enjoys a great deal of popularity. While several lotto players sit glued to their TV sets when the draw is shown live, others check the results later. Lotto players can check the results online or through Euro Million’s free app for iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone. Winners are required to claim their prizes before the specified deadline.
Lotto players love the idea of winning the large prize pot on Friday, spending the weekend in wild celebration, and quitting their day job on Monday, which is why the Friday Euro Millions are more popular than the Tuesday Euro Millions.
How to Win Euro Millions
There are 13 ways for players to match the numbers on their Euro Millions tickets and win a prize. UK players can also win the Millionaire Raffle, which comes with their Euro Millions tickets at no extra charge. The Millionaire Raffle carries a prize pot as huge as £1 million, both on Fridays and Tuesdays.
On special occasions, Euro Millions also organizes Super Raffle draws, in which more than one raffle holder can become a millionaire. On Dec 24, 2010, 25 raffle holders became millionaires, the largest number of millionaires created by the Euro Millions in one day.
Euro Million Facts
The draw is held at 9:00 p.m. UK time or 10:00 p.m. CET and the results are published within one hour. However, the winners of the major jackpots will come to know the good news that they have won only at noon.
Sale of tickets ends at 7:30 p.m. UK time for the Euro Million draws, but the ticket counters are thrown open again at 9:00 p.m. UK time so that lotto players can start purchasing tickets for the next draw.