The EuroMillions lottery is Europe’s flagship lotto game. Having only being introduced in February 2004, it fast rose to prominence thanks to the participation of nine European countries:
- United Kingdom
The pooling of these collective countries’ funds towards the EuroMillions jackpot have been part of the reason this game has gained the respected reputation that it carries. With jackpots to the tune of up to €190 million, one starts to understand why the EuroMillions game is regarded as having the most lucrative European jackpot prize. In addition to the regular draws, the EuroMillions lottery also has some rather delicious Super Draws which take place a handful of times, often scattered throughout the year. During these draws, a €100 million guaranteed jackpot is usually the order of the day. The fine print regarding these Super Draws though, would be that it has to be won during the same week it is staged. Failure to do so will result in the jackpot being rolled down to the lower levels and distributed amongst the winners there.
It’s actually quite easy to play the EuroMillions lottery game. As the player, you are required to make the following number selection:
- Your five main numbers are to be selected from a ball pool of fifty balls (1-50)
- Your two bonus ball (“Lucky Star”) numbers are to be selected from a ball pool of eleven balls (1-11)
Thus, a single EuroMillions play line will consist of a total of seven (7) numbers: 5 + 2. In order to qualify for a jackpot win, all seven numbers which you’ve selected needs to correctly match up with the numbers which are drawn. Any combination of your numbers against the drawn numbers could also results in a tier win, which also has the potential to produce a handsome payout if the jackpot prize pool is threatening to burst its proverbial banks.