There are different reasons why people decide to have a crack at a lottery. Some people will have their regular set of ‘lucky’ numbers ready to go for every draw. Others will decide to get involved at the last minute, inspired by an extra-large jackpot or just on a whim. It is the latter type of lottery player that can suffer the cruel fate of missing out on a big lottery win by not claiming it.
It’s a sad fact of life that con-artists and fraudsters are always to be found where there are opportunities to exploit and rip off gullible people. Lottery scammers are particularly tricky, because they mess around with people’s dreams of hitting the jackpot. No lottery is safe from these devious scammers, and that includes the ever-popular EuroMillions lottery. However, many of these crooks aren’t as clever as they think they are, and we can show you the tell-tale signs to look out for.
We present for you the A to Z of Europe’s most popular lottery: the record-breaking EuroMillions! Start with A for Archive and take it from there. We have got fantastic facts and strange stories as we journey through the alphabet to find out more about our favourite Euro-lottery.
The EuroMillions lottery draw is conducted twice a week with the draws taking place every Tuesday and Friday in Paris at 20:45 CET. There are 5 main numbers from 1 to 50 and 2 additional stars from 1 to 12. The jackpot, ranging from a minimum of €17 million all the way up to €190 million, is won only by matching all 5 main and 2 bonus numbers. If you don’t manage to win the top prize, there are another 12 winning categories to play for (with the jackpot there are 13 prize tiers in total), and financial costs ranging from a few euros to millions. The amount of winnings depends on how many numbers the player can guess correctly. The smallest prize category is paid out if you can match just major numbers and 0 stars. The breakdown of the EuroMillions lottery winning categories can be found here.
Gambling has been omnipresent in society for at least 5,000 years and quite possibly longer than that. From throwing stones against a wall to online betting in 2018, gambling has certainly changed over time. Although dice are still part of various types of gambling, the scope and range of betting activities has increased a thousand-fold. According to the stats, Lottery is the most popular form of gambling today. The key to the success of lotteries these days is the ability to bet online.
It’s here! The hearts of lottery players across Europe beat faster again because the latest EuroMillions Superdraw has been triggered. On April 20th the regular EuroMillions jackpot was boosted to €130 Million, and as there was no winner the jackpot has rolled over again.
Friday the 26th of June 2016 was a pretty dramatic day in recent European history, as this was the day that the UK confirmed it was going to leave the European Union. As we all recall, this divided the nation and the reverberations are still being felt. We don’t yet know what the full effects of Brexit will be, but we do know about how Brexit will affect EuroMillions.
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, and love in the air, what better time to take a closer look at some of the weird facts and stories that surround this particular holiday.
Now that EuroMillions have announced that the next Superdraw will take place on the 23rd of February 2018, it set us to thinking. Even though we realise that the guaranteed €100 million plus on offer from a EuroMillions Superdraw is tough to beat, what are some of the other great super-somethings out there? See if you agree with our choices!
New Year’s is a time to reflect on the past, and to look forward to a fresh new year in hope and expectation. As the new year dawns, it is a chance to wipe the slate clean and to create new plans and make changes to your life. Of course, we all hope that the new year will bring a change for the better, and around the world people engage in various superstitions in the hope of making this new year a lucky one.
EuroMillions is one of the most popular global lotteries; hardly a surprise when you consider that the jackpots regularly top £100 million. The odds of winning the EuroMillions jackpot are 1 in 139,838,160, but don’t forget those lower tier prizes too.
A Welsh lottery syndicate cracked the EuroMillions jackpot this month. £25.4 million (28.7 million euros) will be divided between six female colleagues. Betting together is not only more fun, it also increases your chances of winning! As no doubt the girlfriends from Cardiff would be happy to confirm! We explain what you should consider when betting in a lottery syndicate.
Barely into October and already EuroMillions is proving to be a record-breaker. The EuroMillions Superdraw was originally worth € 130 million, but after five unsuccessful draws without a winner it has rolled over to an incredible €190 million (£167 million). We don’t have much to thank the poor performance of sterling for, but it does mean that we could just get a record-breaking winner from the UK this time around!
Every now and then EuroMillions rewards its loyal fans by adding a Superdraw into the mix, to boost the jackpot prize fund. There’s already been one Superdraw in 2017, but a second was added on September 15th. That jackpot has already rolled over, so we’re gearing up for an enhanced jackpot.
We are going to take you on a whistle-stop tour around the world to introduce you to the ten most expensive cities in which to live. Discover the city where a coffee costs $15 and the town where a fish sold for $2 million! One American city, four from Europe and five Asian cities make up our list of the world’s most expensive.
The upper limit for the EuroMillions jackpot is 190 million euros, so it is not surprising that it is Europe's most popular multi-state lottery. Just twice a week, every Tuesday and Friday, you can try your luck at EuroMillions. What else you need to know about the maximum jackpot?
EuroMillions is the most popular transnational lottery in Europe, and one which is also available to bet on online from the UK. See how to place your bet simply and easily using your smartphone on this record-setting Euro lottery.
EuroMillions was the first pan-European lottery to be founded, coming into existence back in 2004. EuroJackpot was launched in 2012, following in the footsteps of the very successful EuroMillions. Although EuroJackpot is played in a larger number of countries (17 in total), EuroMillions offers higher prizes. Another difference between these lotteries is in how often the draw takes place. While EuroJackpot draws only on Friday, EuroMillions has two draws a week, every Tuesday and Friday. Because of this, EuroMillions jackpots tend to grow at a much faster rate, meaning that the lottery creates more multi-millionaires. Keep reading as we highlight the 5 reasons that EuroMillions wins the battle of the Euro-lotteries.
There is a lot to be said in favour of owning a pet. The companionship that a faithful animal friend can provide. The teaching experience as kids learn how to take responsibility of a living creature (other than themselves). The simple pleasures of sitting on the couch next to your loyal companion. However, not all pets are equal, and some exotic pets are a whole lot more expensive than others. Read on to find out more about some of the world's most expensive pets.
There are a thousand ways that lottery tickets can get lost. Scrunched up and run through the washing-machine in a pair of jeans. Stuffed down the back of the sofa. Thrown out along with last week’s newspapers and the shopping receipts. Not necessarily a problem, except when that ticket could be worth a million pounds.
For many of us out there, we await a new EuroMillions Superdraw with impatience. Rather than having to wait for a giant rollover jackpot, the Superdraw pumps up the jackpot by using booster funds. The Superdraw jackpot generally starts off at €100 million, which is enough to get everybody excited. So, how does it work, and when will the next Superdraw take place?
The biggest EuroMillions rollover jackpot of 2017 has finally been won, with a lucky punter in Belgium boosting their bank balance by the sum of €153.8 million (£134.8 million). Well, let’s face it, he or she could probably buy a bank with a win like that! That is the 33rd time that the tiny country of Belgium has produced a EuroMillions jackpot winner, with this being the biggest win of the lot.
These days we spend so much of our lives online that we just take it for granted. However, when we are talking about the millions and millions of pounds available from a bit EuroMillions jackpot, it’s worth ensuring that it is safe to bet online.
With its jackpot starting at €15 million, hitting the EuroMillions top prize is a big deal. Almost all lottery winners find it difficult to keep the good news to themselves, though. Unfortunately, this attracts some unwanted publicity that throws a shadow on the cloudless days they are living as new lottery millionaires. If you want to stay anonymous after you become the next EuroMillions jackpot winner, read on for the 5 best ways to do it:
You already know that Dubai is one of the most expensive places in the world. The way I see it, it’s probably expensive to even breathe Emirati air, let alone spend your money on some of its truly luxurious activities.
We have all seen pictures of celebrities and wealthy people from around the world celebrating their luxury lifestyle on their fancy yachts with even fancier price tags. To get the feeling of this lifestyle, however, you certainly don’t have to spend millions on a yacht! Today, you can find a lot of deals that offer you an unforgettable yacht getaway that will guarantee you a lot of picture material to share on social media.
The alarm rings to herald another Monday morning: same old job and the same boring routine. As you make your commute to the office, does your mind drift to an alternative life where you are living the dream and where you look forward to the end of the weekend so that you can go back to work again? There are some amazing job opportunities out there, so maybe you should be taking a chance and following your dreams. For a little inspiration here are some of the best jobs in the world, and who knows, maybe one day you will be employed in one of these fantastic positions!