The Euro millions lotto was created by the Francaise des Jeux in France and the Loterias y Apuestas des Estad in Spain and Camelot in the Uk and was launched on Saturday The 7th of february 2004. The inaugural draw was on on Friday The 13th of february 2004 in Paris. The Uk, France and Spain have been participating initially, but lotteries from Austria, Belgium, the Republic of Ireland, Luxembourg, Portugal and Switzerland then signed up to the draw on the 8th of october 2004.
The Euromillions lotto, or the Euro loto as it is regularly identified, gathers the stakes of all nine participating European nations presenting a mammoth Euro lotto prize. With the quantity of nations joining the EU constructing, this will clearly lead to new nations participating in the Euro millions lotto. An raise in the quantity of individuals playing the Euro lotto will lead to a continuing development of the currently large Euromillions lottery prize.
The prize is rolled more than every week till it is won providing rise to some substantial winnings. On 3rd february 2006, soon after rolling more than 11 occasions, the Euro lotto jackpot of £125,194,303 was collected by 3 ticket holders (two in France and 1 in Portugal), creating it Europe's most significant ever lotto prize.
How to play
Every single participant chooses five key numbers which can be any quantity from 1 to 50 and two fortunate star numbers which can be any quantity from 1 to 9. Through the draw, five key and two fortunate star numbers are then picked at random from two draw machines containing numbered balls. The device containing 50 balls is identified as Stresa and the 1 containing the nine fortunate star balls is named Paquerette.
Euro millions prize breakdown
The odds of choosing up the Euro lottery top rated prize is a distant 1 in 76 million but the possibilities of winning any prize at all are a generous 1 in 24. 16 per cent of the prize pot is offered to a “Booster Fund” which can be applied to raise the prize pot. The numbers for the estimated prize are only a guide and the accurate quantity alters according to the total in the prize fund and the quantity of winners for every prize. If the jackpot is not won, it rolls more than till the following week. Nonetheless, if the prize is not won on the twelfth successive week (i.e., eleven rollovers), then the jackpot prize is “rolled down” by distributing it involving winners of the subsequent level alternatively of rolling it forward once more.
An exception to this rule would have been on three February 2006, which, if the jackpot had not been collected, the prize would have been rolled more than for a thirteenth week.
New guidelines brought in on The 4th of January 2007 and became law on On the 9th of February 2007 restrict the quantity of consecutive draws to eleven, with the jackpot rolling down to reduced prize levels in the eleventh draw if the prize is not won. The new guidelines also introduced “Occasion Draws” also referred to as “Superdraws”, in which there will be a assure of the minimum quantity which is readily available to spend prizes in the Match five and two Fortunate Stars Prize Category if an Occasion Draw is not won it will be rolled down. The initially Occasion Draw took location on February 9, 2007 for 100m Euros (£66m, 165m sfr) to celebrate the Euromillions third birthday.
Notable euro millions wins
On On the 9th of February 2007, a Belgian gentleman collected the Euro millions lotto prize of 100 million Euros ($132 million or £67.9 million) with a ticket bought in a newspaper shop in Tienen. This is the biggest lotto win in Belgium and the second-biggest person win in euromillions history.
By 17 November 2006, soon after rolling more than 11 occasions, the European lottery prize reached 183 million Euros ($241 million or £124 million pounds). No ticket matched all the winning numbers for the 12th draw, so the jackpot was split amongst the 20 tickets that matched five numbers and 1 fortunate star quantity. Every single such ticket was worth 9.six million Euros ($12.six million). That is five% of the jackpot plus the normal match five +1 prize. 7 of the 20 tickets have been bought in the United Kingdom, four in France, three every in Portugal and Spain, two in the Republic of Ireland, and 1 in Belgium.
On 31 march 2006, soon after rolling more than six occasions, the European lotto prize of 75,753,123 Euros ($100,175,909) was won by 1 Belgian gentleman, the second most significant win ever in Belgium, and the third-most significant prize won by an person.
On the 3rd of February 2006, soon after rolling more than 11 occasions, the Euromillions lotto prize of 180 million Euros ($238 million) was collected by 3 ticket holders, two in France and 1 in Portugal. The 3 winners won 60 million Euros ($79 million) every.
On 31 July 2005, soon after rolling more than 9 occasions, the European lotto prize of 115 million Euros ($152 million) was won on a ticket purchased in Garryowen, Limerick, Ireland. The fortunate ticket holder was Dolores McNamara, mother of six she is nonetheless the most significant single winner in Euromillions history. She claimed the prize on the 4th of august at the Irish National loto's headquarters in Dublin.