EuroMillions Draw Timings
Have you ever thought about winning the EuroMillions lottery jackpot? We don’t just mean fantasise about what you would do with the money, but actually think about how events might unfold for you? Some EuroMillions winners have commented that, when they first discovered their win, “time seemed to stand still”. If that happens to you, keep this handy guide on your person so that you know what to expect next...
Next EuroMillions Draw Details
The Next EuroMillions draw will take place on:
Tuesday 31st May 2016 at 8:30pm
The estimated Jackpot for this draw is:
EuroMillions Results will be available shortly after the draw takes place and the Millionaire Maker numbers for UK players will be available from approximately 9:30pm.
Before The Draw
You can buy your EuroMillions ticket for the next draw from 8am the morning after the previous draw until 7.30pm on the night of the draw that you are entering. Buying tickets earlier in the week is advisable, especially during rollover weeks, as the Tuesday and Friday evening queues can be long, and if you donít get to the cashier on time, you wonít be able to enter.
On Tuesdays and Fridays, at around 8.30pm, GMT, or 9.30pm CET the Euromillions draw takes place. Five main numbers and two Lucky Star numbers are randomly selected, and anyone who has all of these is eligible to claim a share of the first tier jackpot Ė always €15,000,000 or more.
For UK players there is a second element to the EuroMillions draw called the Millionaire Maker, this takes place after the main draw and is usually announced shortly after 9.30pm.
As soon as the draw has taken place you will find the latest winning numbers on our EuroMillions Results page.
Discovering The Win
Depending on where you are in Europe, you may be able to watch the EuroMillions draw take place live on television or you can Watch the EuroMillions draw online at Lottotube.tv.
Other ways are, you can get the EuroMillions results from teletext, the internet (bookmark this site!) or in the newspapers on the day after the draw. If you check your numbers and think that you might have won a prize, take a deep breath and double-check. If you still arenít convinced that you are the lucky jackpot winner, ask a trusted family member to check the numbers on your behalf. Most winners take several minutes to several hours before they can accept that they really have won a jackpot, and it is at this stage that time may seem to stand still for you!
Registering a Claim
Players who think they have won the jackpot prize should telephone the lottery line of the country they are playing in. For example, UK players should call the National Lottery Line on 0845 9 100 000. There is no great rush to do this, but calling to register your claim immediately reduces the chances of you losing your ticket and your eligibility for the prize money with it. All claims must be made within 180 days of the draw. If you miss this deadline, even by a single day, then you wonít be allowed to make your claim.
Hours After The Claim
Once you have registered your claim, the lottery organisers in your country will arrange to visit you (or you them) and verify your win. You will need to provide proof of your identity and to decide whether or not you want to be publicly named as the winner. When all of the paperwork has been attended to, your prize money will be transferred to your bank account.
Days After The Claim
All EuroMillions winners will be offered professional financial advice by the lottery organiser in the country they are playing in. It is sensible to listen to this advice, even if you donít think you need it, because handling millions of euros involves very different skills than handling smaller amounts of money.
Weeks After The Claim
How you start using your money in the first few weeks following your successful EuroMillions claim will have a big impact on whether the fortune helps or hinders you. Try to guard against going on any uncontrolled spending sprees, and think carefully about what you want to achieve with your new-found wealth. The more calm and collected you can be now, the better.
Months After The Claim
The fact that you are a EuroMillions multi-millionaire will have finally sunk in, and you now will be living your life with the kind of financial freedom that most people can only dream about. Make it a good one!
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