Not sure what time entries close and results are announced? This handy guide provides approximate timings for a EuroMillions draw. Please note that these timings may change depending on various factors, including the number of tickets sold and the time taken to process entries.
Before The Draw
Entries close at 7:30pm on the evening of each draw, or 7:25pm for online players. Getting your entries earlier in the week is advisable, especially during rollover weeks, as the queues can be very long and high traffic levels can cause issues for users taking part online. All entries must be purchased before the deadline or they will not be valid for the upcoming draw.
Each EuroMillions draw takes place in Paris at approximately 8:10pm on Tuesdays and Fridays. Anyone who is able to match all seven numbers (Five main numbers from 1-50 and two Lucky Stars from 1-12) is eligible to claim a share of the jackpot, a prize of at least €17 million!
Discovering The Win
Depending on where you are in Europe, you may be able to watch the EuroMillions draw take place live on television, on YouTube or online at LottoTube.tv. If you are unable to watch the draw, the latest results are also available to view online within minutes of it taking place.
If you think you may have won a prize, you can use the Ticket Checker facility, which will confirm whether or not you have won a prize. Please note that winning prize amounts are not usually available until after 9pm.
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. All claims must be made within 180 days of the draw. If the 180 day deadline has passed, you will no longer be able to claim your prize and the winnings will be used to promote The National Lottery to increase funds raised for Good Causes.
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 on whether to take the publicity or anonymity option with your win. 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.