The Euro Lottery game saw its first introduction on the 7th of February 2004 it was launched and presented by the already established gaming company “Camelot” as the pan European Lotto Draw. Many millions of ticket buyers witnessed the first jackpot draw live on television a week later – Friday the 13th 2004 the draw was held in Paris and has been held there ever since.
There were only 3 countries involved when the Euro Lottery had its first draw these were and are France, Spain and the United Kingdom, around eight months later six other lotteries from the European Continent had joined making a total of 9 countries and lotteries involved in this pan European lottery game.
Taking place every Friday evening the Euro Lottery or Euromillions as it is more widely known pools the ticket entries together of all the nine European countries involved, as you can imagine creates some really large jackpots.
All the countries that are presently involved are listed below.
• UK (The UK National Lottery)
• Switzerland (Swiss Lotto)
• France (La Francaise des Jeux)
• Ireland (Irish Lotto)
• Belgium (Loterie Nationale de Belgique)
• Spain (Loterias y Apuestas del Estado)
• Austria (Austrian State Lottery)
• Portugal (Portuguese Lottery – Campiao)
• Luxembourg (Loterie Nationale of Luxembourg)
I would love to encourage more countries to get involved as this would inevitable increase the amount of people playing and buying tickets in this great game and as a result would give a substantial rise in prizes and to the already very large euro lottery jackpots experienced.
At any given draw when the main prize has not been won by any ticket holders the jackpot will rollover each week until it is won Matka which has been known to provide an almost inconceivable amount of jackpot cash. There was a time when there was no limit to the amount of times this draw could rollover, after much debate it was decided that if the money was not claimed on the 11th rollover cycle the jackpot would be distributed down to the next winning tier.
Memorable Euro Lottery Jackpot Payout
3rd of February 2006 – this draw had rolled over 11 times creating a £125,194,303 jackpot fund it was shared between 3 Euro Lottery ticket winners, one from Portugal and two from France so far to date it is Europe’s second largest jackpot win.
Play Euro Lottery From Any Where
As a rule when you buy a Euromillions ticket the “normal way” from a wide choice of retail outlets you will have to be a resident of one of the 9 European countries participating, however should you have an interest in playing in the Euro Lottery and are not a citizen of any member countries all is not lost.
Thanks to the internet and the introduction of online based lottery ticket merchants it is possible to purchase your desired amount of euromillions entries from wherever you live in the world.
These reputable ticket companies have agents based in each country they offer lotteries for they will purchase tickets on your behalf. As a matter of duty it is your responsibility to check with your own countries laws on gambling before playing games outside of where you live.
Play Euro Lottery With A Team Of Players
Again owed to the internet there are a handful of professional and legitimate syndicate businesses that will provide access to the Euro Lottery.
Players buy a syndicate subscription and will be entered in to a team of other players which inevitably provides better playing odds. Systems such as these also allow individuals from non member countries ticket entries and the chance to win great prizes from the euro lottery game.