Euromillions hotpicks faqs

The Validation Appointment

You have to meet with National Lottery advisors in person to be able to claim a prize of more than £50,000. You will be welcome to have this meeting at your home, or you can travel to one of the lottery’s regional centres in Watford or Liverpool if you would prefer. This meeting is as much an opportunity for winners to find out more about the process and what to do next as it is for the lottery to check the validity of a claim.

You can expect the appointment to take around two hours. You will need to provide two forms of identification, for example your passport and driving licence, as well as your signed winning ticket. The National Lottery’s claims advisor will fill out all the necessary paperwork and will be on hand to answer any questions you might have.

How Does it Work?

You must pick five main numbers from 50 and two Lucky Stars from 12, matching all seven to win the jackpot. The main numbers and Lucky Stars are drawn from two separate machines, so the same numbers can be drawn from both. There are prizes available for matching anything from just two main numbers upwards. Take a look at the winning matches at the EuroMillions Prizes page.

From every ticket sold across Europe, 50 percent of the fee to play the main draw funds prizes in that draw.

Each tier receives a set percentage of that draw’s total prize fund and the values are calculated by dividing the amount of money dedicated to that tier by the number of winners at that level. This means that prizes in the same tier can vary from draw to draw.

UK players are also automatically entered into Millionaire Maker. You receive one code for each EuroMillions line you play and two codes are randomly selected in every draw, much like a raffle, guaranteeing two UK players win £1 million each.

Remember the Basics

It seems obvious, but you cannot win EuroMillions without buying a ticket. Once you have bought your tickets, you know that you have a chance of winning that jackpot. You really do have to be in it to win it.

Similarly, you can’t collect a prize if you do not check your ticket. Make sure you use the EuroMillions Ticket Checker soon after the draw takes place to see whether you have matched any numbers and if you are due a prize.

The advantage of playing EuroMillions online is that you are notified of any prizes you win on your tickets, and you can’t lose or damage them because your numbers are digitally connected to you in your player account.

What is the difference between the EuroMillions and EuroJackpot lotteries?

From a gameplay perspective, EuroMillions and EuroJackpot are similar; both lotteries require you to pick 5 numbers from 50, and 2 supplementary numbers. The supplementary numbers are where the difference becomes clear as you must pick 2 supplementary (Star) numbers from 8 for the EuroJackpot and for the EuroMillions you must pick 2 supplementary numbers from 12.
The EuroJackpot organisers guarantee a weekly minimum jackpot of €10 million, with a maximum jackpot of €90 million. The EuroMillions is much larger in comparison, with a minimum of €17 million available at each of the two weekly draws (i.e. €30 million weekly), with a maximum jackpot size of a whopping €200 million!
The winning numbers for the EuroJackpot are drawn every Friday in Helsinki (Finland), while the EuroMillions has two weekly draws on Tuesdays and Fridays in Paris (France).
A great tip for EuroMillions fans — whenever there’s a Friday draw coming up with a low jackpot check out our EuroJackpot page, as it may well have a bigger jackpot, and at great odds too!

How do I play?

Go the EuroMillions playslip and for each line simply tick the Magic Million box after you’ve picked your numbers and, once you’ve paid, your Magic Million game will begin automatically.

What are the chances of winning the top prize?

The odds of winning the top prize on this scratchcard are 1 in 20,000,000. A full breakdown of all the prizes available for each tier, together with the odds of winning is included in the paytable below.

Magic Million
Prize tier Number of prizes available Odds of winning Amount
 1  1  1 in 20,000,000 €1,000,000
 2  2  1 in 10,000,000 €100,000
 3  5  1 in 4,000,000 €10,000
 4  20  1 in 1,000,000 €1,000 
 5  400  1 in 50,000 €100
 6  5,000  1 in 4,000 €10
 7  100,000  1 in 200 €5
 8  1,600,000  1 in 13 €1
 9  2,000,000  1 in 10 €0.5
 10  2,500,000  1 in 8 €0.25

What do I do if I win?

If your account has been verified simply proceed to your account and withdraw your winnings. If your account has not been verified you will first need to provide proof of your ID and proof of address. Once this has been confirmed you will be able to withdraw your winnings.

Is the payout guaranteed? How do I know?

At Lottoland we can guarantee you will be paid out on your winnings — regardless of the jackpot amount.

At Lottoland you bet on the outcome of the official draw. For all intents and purposes you will have the exact same customer experience as if you were playing the official lottery. The key difference is that we take your bet and we pay you if you win. We are able to achieve this in two ways.

For smaller prize tier payments we make the payment directly from the fund we have from the total ticket sales.

In order for us to make the larger prize tier payments we take out insurance policies to cover the eventuality of a Jackpot win or a substantial payout on the Lotto ticket. Part of the Lotto ticket price you pay goes towards the payment of this policy.

We are registered with and regulated by the UK Gambling Commission, the Gibraltar Gambling Commission, and the Revenue Commissioners in Ireland. In order for us to retain these licences we have to prove that we are able to make the required payouts to our players should they win and that we have the correct procedures in place to guarantee this.

What is a Subscription?

Subscriptions remove the hassle of buying repeat lines and the fear of missing out on that big jackpot win. Our Subscription feature allows you to set up a running ticket or tickets on a given lottery draw. The subscription is open ended and will run for as long as you want it too. You can opt out at any time.

Why should I play EuroMillions at Lottoland?

The EuroMillions is Europe’s most popular draw and you can play with us and win all the same main game prizes with us. In addition to this, you can take advantage of a range of exclusive features such as DoubleJackpot, Subscriptions and JackpotHunt that you won’t find anywhere else. If you’re a new customer, we’ll also give you your first line free.

What is the difference between the EuroMillions and EuroJackpot lotteries?

From a gameplay perspective, EuroMillions and EuroJackpot are similar; both lotteries require you to pick 5 numbers from 50, and 2 supplementary numbers. The supplementary numbers are where the difference becomes clear as you must pick 2 supplementary (Star) numbers from 8 for the EuroJackpot and for the EuroMillions you must pick 2 supplementary numbers from 12.
The EuroJackpot organisers guarantee a weekly minimum jackpot of €10 million, with a maximum jackpot of €90 million. The EuroMillions is much larger in comparison, with a minimum of €17 million available at each of the two weekly draws (i.e. €30 million weekly), with a maximum jackpot size of a whopping €200 million!
The winning numbers for the EuroJackpot are drawn every Friday in Helsinki (Finland), while the EuroMillions has two weekly draws on Tuesdays and Fridays in Paris (France).
A great tip for EuroMillions fans — whenever there’s a Friday draw coming up with a low jackpot check out our EuroJackpot page, as it may well have a bigger jackpot, and at great odds too!

How to Play

How many numbers do you have to pick?

In EuroMillions HotPicks, it is up to you how many numbers you choose, from a minimum of one to a maximum of five. Just specify how many numbers you are picking and select your numbers from a choice of 1 to 50, or opt for a Lucky Dip.

What is the different between Pick 1 and Pick 5?

When you play EuroMillion HotPicks, you choose how many numbers you want to play; the caveat is that you have to match them all to win a prize. If you play Pick 1, for instance, you choose one number and must match it with one of the winning numbers. If you play Pick 5, you choose five numbers and must match them all with the winning numbers.

How much does it cost to play?

It costs £1.50 to play EuroMillions HotPicks. The price is the same for each game, whether you play Pick 1, Pick 2, Pick 3, Pick 4 or Pick 5.

Can you play different games on one ticket?

Yes, you can select up to five lines on one play slip and you do not have to enter the same game. You could therefore play a full combination of Pick 1 to Pick 5 on a single play slip, at a total cost of £7.50.

When do draws take place?

The winning EuroMillions HotPicks numbers are taken from the main EuroMillions game. The five main balls are used as the winning line – the Lucky Stars are not used for HotPicks. Draws take place on Tuesdays and Fridays at approximately 20:00 GMT.

When do ticket sales close?

You must purchase tickets before 19:30 GMT on Tuesdays and Fridays to enter the draw on that particular night. If you miss the cut-off time, you must wait until sales reopen for the following draw.

Do you have to play EuroMillions to enter EuroMillions HotPicks?

No. Although the two games use the same winning numbers, they are separate to each other so you can play one or the other, or both.

Can you cancel an entry?

Under normal circumstances, EuroMillions HotPicks entries cannot be cancelled. However, if you play online and are given two or more identical Lucky Dip selections, you can contact National Lottery operator Camelot’s customer care team. At Camelot’s discretion, the money spent on the duplicate entry may be refunded into your account.

The Biggest EuroMillions Winners

I’ve said this before, but I’ll say it again: EuroMillions’ odds are pretty impressive for a lottery of this scale. In fact, there have been a total of 365 jackpot winners from the 9 countries that run EuroMillions. Here are some of the biggest winners:

  1. One of the biggest EuroMillions’ jackpots won was back in October 24, 2014, when an anonymous winner from Castelo Branco, Portugal nabbed the €190 million prize. The astronomical prize was the result of six roll overs.
  2. The jackpot has reached the €190 million jackpot ceiling other times as well. Interestingly, these happened in October as well. One was in October 6, 2017, and another in October 8, 2019. We’re sensing some kind of pattern here..
  3. In August 12, 2012, couple Adrian and Gillian Bayford won the £148,656,000 jackpot. Their story took a sad turn, however, as their new life – and the new problems that come with it – took a toll on their relationship. They have since divorced and are now living separate lives.
  4. Next up are Colin and Chris Weir who, in July 12, 2011, won the £161,653,000 jackpot. The couple went on to establish the Weir Charitable Trust, a charity organization that aims to support the Scottish community by way of funding worthwhile projects.

So What Happens if You Win?

Unlike other lottery games, if you win the jackpot in EuroMillions, you don’t have the option to be paid in annuity. Instead, jackpots are paid as a lump sum – which means that you get to take home more than if annuity adjustments were involved.

As for taxes, you will be glad to know that EuroMillions games are tax-free – except for three European countries, that is. Portugal, for starters, takes 20% taxes from prizes exceeding €5,000. Spain, on the other hand, takes 20% off from prizes that exceed €2,500. Switzerland players have it worst though. The taxes collected from their winnings are approximately 35%.

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