How to play EuroMillions



What is EuroMillions?

EuroMillions is a Lottery game in which players from various European countries join in the fun of a co-ordinated game. You pick five numbers (from 1 to 50) and two Lucky Star numbers (from 1 to 11). Each week five random numbers (from the 50 main numbers) and two random Lucky Star numbers (from 1 to 11) are drawn. Minimum play for EuroMillions is one panel per draw. Each panel costs €2.

The minimum Jackpot is €15 million and rolls-up from there if the jackpot is not won.

Draw days are every Tuesday and Friday and results can be seen here on lottery.ie. 

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How to play EuroMillions

There are three main ways to play EuroMillions:

1. By choosing your own numbers

This means you mark a playslip with your five selected numbers and your two Lucky Star numbers.

2. By choosing Quick Pick numbers

Quick Pick means your numbers are randomly selected for you (in case you're in a rush). You can ask your National Lottery Agent (anyone who sells EuroMillions) directly for a Quick Pick. Alternatively you can mark the Quick Pick box in the panels on your playslip.

3. Playing Online

 See below for more details on Playing Online.

 

Click here to see our How to Play booklet (PDF).

Playing Online

If you haven't already played EuroMillions online, you can register here. It only takes a couple of minutes, and once you've sent us a copy of your driver's licence or passport by freepost (to confirm your age) we'll push the go button on your account;

-Never miss a draw!

-Save & Play your numbers automatically!

-Have your numbers automatically checked!

You must play a minimum of one line, same as a paper playslip. There are four ways to do this. You can either:

  • key in your five main numbers between 1 to 50, and your two Lucky Star numbers from 1 to 11, or
  • click the QP button for automatic Quick Pick numbers, or
  • select Last Ticket (if you've played before), or
  • go to Favourites and choose from your list of saved favourite numbers

When you've completed your line selection, click Yes to play Plus (or No not to), choose the number of draws you want your numbers to be entered in (one, two, four, six or eight) and click Play Now. You'll have the chance to check that your numbers are correct before you press the Purchase button, then you're in the EuroMillions draw. Easy!

We'll send you an email to confirm your purchase, and another if you win. And we can email you the draw results if you'd like us to. You can also check all your purchases at any time using your online account.

EuroMillions Advance Play

EuroMillions Advance Play means that you can play up to a month's worth of EuroMillions draws in advance. Perfect if you're going away or can't get to a shop or play online. Just tick the Advance Play box for two, four, six or eight, whichever suits best. The ticket you get will show the number of draws you're in and what dates apply.

Advance Play will always include the next EuroMillions draw (and EuroMillions Plus draw if you decide to play). If you win a prize in any of the draws you can claim it in the usual way. You'll get an exchange ticket to cover any draws left on your Advance Play.

Important stuff

If you've bought your ticket from a National Lottery agent, look after it. It's your only valid record for claiming a prize.

Across each line are the five numbers and two lucky stars from the individual panels you filled in, or random ones if you went for a Quick Pick. If you chose numbers instead of a Quick Pick, make sure they're the numbers you wanted before you leave the agent's premises.

Don't get caught for time!
Bear in mind that you won't be able to buy your EuroMillions ticket immediately before or while the game is actually on. Terminals are closed at 7.30pm and don't reopen until 7am the next morning. Any tickets bought for the next draw will be eligible in that draw, right up to terminal closing. If you play online sales close at 7.25pm.

Playing EuroMillions Plus?
This gives you an extra chance to win, in the follow-up EuroMillions Plus draw after the main EuroMillions draw. It costs an extra €1 for each panel. The words EUROMILLIONS PLUS YES will be printed on your ticket. Selecting EuroMillions Plus will give you the chance to win €500,000!

You can reuse your Playslip
If you like to play the same set of numbers every week just keep the playslip somewhere handy. You don't need to complete a fresh one each time you play. If you play online, your account will remember your last played numbers and you can save favourite numbers too.

Winnings

For more details click to see the EuroMillions Game Rules booklet. (PDF)

To view the General Rules for the National Lottery please click here

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