EuroMillions Draw Timings
Have you ever thought about winning the Euromillions lottery jackpot? You might have fantasised about how the money would be spent, but what about the events that would occur following a massive win? Some Euromillions winners have said that ‘time seemed to stand still’ when they discovered they were the winner of a life-changing sum of money. Read on to find out what you can expect if you manage to match those all-important numbers…
Next EuroMillions Draw Details
The Next EuroMillions draw will take place on:
Friday 20th January 2017 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
EuroMillions tickets for the next draw go on sale at 08:00 GMT the morning after the previous draw and close at 19:30 GMT (20:30 CET) on the evening of each draw. Buying tickets earlier in the week is advisable, especially during rollover weeks, as the Tuesday and Friday evening queues can be very long. All entries must be purchased before the deadline or they will not be valid for the upcoming draw.
The EuroMillions draw takes place in Paris at approximately 8.00pm GMT (9.00pm CET) on Tuesdays and Fridays. Anyone who is able to match all seven numbers is eligible to claim a share of the jackpot – a prize of at least €17 million.
For UK players, there is a second element to the EuroMillions draw called the Millionaire Maker; this takes place after the main draw and the winning codes are usually announced shortly after 9.30pm.
UK players can also benefit from a Monthly Bonus Draw which takes place on the evening of the second EuroMillions draw of every month. This additional game allows ticket holders the chance to win a share of a £1 million prize pool.
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. If you are unable to watch the draw, the EuroMillions results are also available to view online or in a wide number of newspapers, the day after the draw.
If you check your numbers and think that you might have won a prize, take a deep breath and check them again. If you still aren’t convinced that you are the lucky jackpot winner, ask a trusted family member to check the numbers on your behalf. Some winners take several minutes, while others require a number of hours to accept that they really have won a jackpot. It is at this stage that time may seem to stand still!
Registering a Claim
Players who think they have won the jackpot should contact the lottery operator of the country in which they purchased their ticket. For example, UK players should call the National Lottery Line on 0844 338 7551. All claims must be made within 180 days of the draw, so there is no great rush to do this immediately, but calling to register your claim straight away can reduce the chances of the ticket being lost if you didn’t play online. It is worth noting that any claims made after the 180-day deadline has passed will not be valid.
Hours After The Claim
Once you have registered your claim, the lottery organisers in your country will arrange a meeting to verify your winning ticket. You will need to provide proof of your identity and decide whether or not you would like to be publicly named as the winner. Once all of the paperwork has been processed, your prize money will be transferred to your bank account.
Days After The Claim
All EuroMillions winners will be offered professional financial advice once they have made a successful claim. While this is not mandatory, it is advisable to take the guidance given, even if you don’t think you need it. Handling millions of Euros can be very difficult and requires a considerable amount of care.
Weeks After The Claim
The first few weeks after your EuroMillions win could have a big impact on whether the fortune helps or hinders you. Try to avoid uncontrolled spending sprees and take time to think about what you want to achieve with your new wealth.
Months After The Claim
The knowledge that you are a EuroMillions multi-millionaire will have finally sunk in by this point, and you will be both living and loving your life with the kind of financial freedom that most people can only dream about. Make it a good one!
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