Euro Millions History

In the late 1990s, after the launch of the UK Lotto, the idea was put forward for a pan-European lottery across several European countries. Bureaucracy was such that the Euro Millions was to be consigned to history for a few years and it looked as though the draw may never take place. By 2004, all legal issues were resolved and the first Euro Millions draw took place, although the lottery was nowhere near as big as it is now. Originally there were three participating countries in the Euro Millions, France, the UK and Spain but it wasn’t long before other countries decided to join, making the rich Euro Millions history that we know today.

After ten years of legal wrangling and ironing out the fine print, the Euro Millions Lottery made history when it launched in 2004 as the only lottery draw in the world to span several countries. Now the Euro Millions players in nine European countries, Spain, Portugal, Ireland, UK, France, Luxembourg, Belgium, Austria and Switzerland, making the Euro Millions one of the biggest lottery draws in the world.

The Euro Millions history from there on is well celebrated, especially as it has boasted some of the biggest jackpots in the world. Over the history of the Euro Millions there have been several rule-changes, a Euro Millions jackpot cap in 2009 and most notable the introduction of new numbers and a Tuesday draw in 2011.

The Euro Millions history is interesting and its success has been resounding with players across Europe considering it the No.1 lottery draw. Draws now take place every Tuesday and Friday evening, at 8.45pm in Paris and the jackpots the Euro Millions boasts are some of the biggest in the world.

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