The Euromilhoes was originally devised by the national lotteries of France, Spain and the UK and was unveiled in early February 2004. The initial draw was on Friday the 13th of February 2004 in Paris. The UK, France and Spain were the only nations taking part initially but lotteries from Austria, Belgium, the Republic of Ireland, Luxembourg, Portugal and Switzerland also became involved in October 2004.
The Euromilhoes or the Euro Milhoes, as it is commonly known, pools the ticket revenues of the nine participating European countries resulting in a mammoth Euromilhoes jackpot. With the number of countries joining the European Union increasing, this will without a doubt lead to new countries signing up to the Euro Milhoes lottery. A growth in the amount of people playing the Euro Milhoes lottery will lead to a further growth of the already considerable Euromilhoes jackpots.
How To Play The Euromilhoes Lotto
Every participant chooses 5 main numbers from 1 to 50 and 2 “Lucky Star” numbers from 1 to 9. During the draw, 5 main and 2 lucky star numbers are then selected at random from two draw machines containing numbered balls.
The odds of winning the top Euromilhoes prize is a distant 1 in 76 million but the odds of winning any prize is a fairly decent 1 in 24. If nobody wins the jackpot in a certain week, it rolls over to the next week which leads to an ever increasing Euromilhoes prize fund. New rules brought in on the 4th of January 2007 and became law on the 9th of February 2007 restrict the amount of consecutive “rollovers” to eleven, with the jackpot rolling down to lower prize levels in the eleventh draw if the prize is not won.
The new rules also introduced Euromilhoes “Super Draws” which take place twice every year and present jackpots in the region of £100 million. The difference with “Super Draws” is that the jackpot must be won the night of the draw; as a result, if no ticket matches all the drawn numbers then the jackpot will be paid out to the next tier in the prize structure.
A Selection Of The Top Euromilhoes Wins
• On 8 February 2008, the “Super Draw” jackpot of €130 million was collected by 16 people who matched the 5 main numbers and 1 “Lucky Star” number.
• On 10 August 2007, a forty year old former Royal Mail postal officer from Scotland won a Euromilhoes jackpot of €52.6 million. To date, this is the biggest lotto win ever in the United Kingdom.
• On 17 November 2006, having rolled over eleven times, the Euro lottery jackpot reached €183 million and was split between 20 lucky ticket holders.
Different Playing Methods
Typically, to partake in the Euromilhoes lotto you would have to be a resident of one of the nine participating member states. However, with the launch of lottery ticket sales agents you can now acquire your requisite amount of Euro Milhoes tickets online regardless of where you reside globally. If you are seeking a boost in your odds of winning the Euromilhoes, you may also think about joining one of e-Lottery’s Euromilhoes syndicates. As a participant in a Euro syndicate you receive a 36 times greater prospect of obtaining the jackpot when compared to all those people purchasing tickets in the normal manner. With e-Lottery there are very few geographic obstacles to becoming a member and as a result the existing membership consists of persons from no fewer than 133 countries around the world.
Play the Euromilhoes with e-Lottery today and enjoy the incredible odds advantage on offer.