How to Play EuroMillions in India
If you are an Indian lottery player looking to play internationally to increase your winning chances, then you cannot ignore EuroMillions which is the Powerball (largest U.S. lottery game) lottery equivalent of the United Kingdom.
EuroMillions started in the year 2004 as the first multinational lottery in Europe and it became quickly popular over there. It was originally played in Spain, France and the UK and quickly spread across Europe. Now there are a total of nine European countries that take part in this lottery.
Over the years, this international European lottery started accepting players worldwide, including Indian players. You can play this game from any part of the world and your chances of winning remain the same as it is unbiased.
What is EuroMillions? The History:
This lottery was first introduced in the year 2004 in Europe and the first draw was made on February 13th of the same year. In the initial years, the lottery was controlled by the lottery commissions from France, Spain, and the United Kingdom. This, later on, was joined by commissions from Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg, Portugal, and Switzerland.
Although only European countries control this lottery, it is still considered as an international lottery game as it accepts players from worldwide.
How is EuroMillions Played?
This is one of the many popular online lotto games that is played worldwide. The player needs to choose five numbers between 1 and 50 and two lucky star numbers between 1 and 12. In order to win the jackpot amount, all the five main numbers and the two lucky star numbers should match the numbers drawn.
The prize tiers are 13, which is awarded when two or more main numbers match the draw. The odds of winning a prize in EuroMillions lottery are 1 in 13, which is quite high.
Draws takes place in Paris on Tuesdays and Fridays at 8.15 pm Central European Time (Wednesdays and Saturdays 12:15 am Indian Standard Time).
How Much Does EuroMillions Ticket Cost?
A standard EuroMillions ticket will cost you 2.5 Euros per line, which is roughly equal to 195 rupees per line. Most of the lottery outlets will allow you to play several number lines on each ticket.
How High is the Jackpot Amount?
The jackpot amount varies depending on the number of players that participate. Also, if the jackpot is not won in a draw or is unclaimed, it rolls over to the next draw, increasing the prize amount. This can lead to increasing the jackpot money to quite a big figure over time.
EuroMillions also offers special draws a few times each year called as Super Draws. These draws guarantee a jackpot amount of 100 million Euros which can be approximated to 7.9 billion rupees. If the jackpot prize is not won by anyone in the draw, then the money rolls over to the next draw, increasing the size of the jackpot further.
The EuroMillions jackpot amount can never dip below 17 million Euro, which is approximately 1.3 billion rupees. If the jackpot is not won, then it rolls over to the next draw. This rollover allows the jackpot amount to reach an impressive amount. There is an upper cap of the jackpot amount which is 200 million Euros which means the jackpot cannot go any higher. For five draws, the jackpot amount can remain at the capped level but if no player wins it, then the winning amount is rolled down and is distributed amongst all the next tier winners.
If the cap is reached and the jackpot amount is rolled down or won, then the cap will increase by 10 Euro for the next set of rollovers and this will happen till the cap hits a maximum of 250 million Euros.
Previously the jackpot cap was 190 million and was won in August 2012. This was won again in October 2014, October 2017 and September 2019. This is the biggest EuroMillions jackpot-winning amount recorded.
What is the Payout Process?
The payout is made in a lump sum (jackpot as well as other prizes) to all players, and the winning amount gets deposited directly in your account even if you are an Indian player. You will also get an email and message intimation about your lottery winnings as soon as you win the prize. You can choose to buy more tickets using the amount or withdraw it using withdrawal options on the site. Payout options may vary from website to website and most of them will allow you to transfer the amount directly to your bank account.
Where to Play EuroMillions in India?
You can play EuroMillions from India if you have an active internet connection. You just need to register to a EuroMillions lottery website that allows Indian players, choose the numbers and you are good to go.
The good news is that it is completely legal to play EuroMillions from India as it is an international lottery and the draw takes place outside India. This means that Indian lottery laws do not apply to it and you can conveniently play this lottery from India.
How to Play EuroMillions Online?
Select the site you wish to play this lottery game from. Once that is done, you will have to make an account to be able to play. Once the account is made, you are ready to play.
Here are some steps that will make the online process of playing the lottery easy for you to understand.
- Choose the five main numbers between 1 to 50 and two lucky star numbers from 1 to 12.
- Decide if you wish to play one draw, several draws or you wish to subscribe. We would suggest you play one draw initially to understand the game and decide whether you like it or not.
- If you like the game, then subscribe to it so you do not forget buying numbers and missing on the potential jackpot.
- Once the draw is been made, check if you have won the jackpot or any other prizes by matching the numbers.
- Once the money gets deposited into your lottery account, withdraw it or use it to play more draws and test your luck.
Isn’t it easy to play?!!!