One of the most popular lotteries in the world today is the EuroMillions lottery, played in the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Austria, Belgium, Ireland, Luxembourg, Portugal, and Switzerland. A major reason for the lottery’s popularity is that it’s one of the only lump sum, tax-free lotteries in the world (except in Switzerland).
Unclaimed jackpots are rolled over to the next weeks drawing if no winning ticket is sold for up to ten times. On the eleventh week, additional funds from sales are “rolled down” to winners of lesser jackpots.
Drawings are held on Fridays and are televised live on BBC 1. Players can also check with the retailer where they purchased their ticket for the winning numbers. The easiest way to get the numbers is to go to the EuroMillions Results web site. The site is also handy for finding past winning numbers. Prizes have to be claimed within 180 days from the original draw date, or the money goes into the Good Causes fund.
For those who are unsure about how to play the lottery or how the system works, the EuroMillions Results site gives step by step instructions, including how to tell if you’ve won and how to claim your winnings. Visitors to the site are even offered the option to buy tickets online, making purchases convenient and discreet. All that is required is a debit card, some personal data, and an email address. Purchasing lottery tickets as part of a syndicate group offers a few more payment options, including the PaySafe Card and Click2Pay.
Visitors to EuroMillions Results can also read inspiring stories about past winners, and also read blogs and news stories about the lottery. The site also gives links to other lottery web sites and other contests. The site also provides a newsletter offering tips for winning.