Types of EuroMillions Scams
EuroMillions scams can turn the popular dream of winning a jackpot into a costly nightmare. Here are some of the most popular methods used by fraudsters.
The first point of contact is generally made using one of the following approaches:
A letter is sent through the post informing the recipient that they have won a lottery prize and need to register their claim in order for their winnings to be processed.
A ‘lottery official’ calls the potential victim to tell them about the ‘good news’ and, during the telephone call, will try to extract a payment and/or bank details under the pretence that a ‘processing fee’ or ‘tax’ needs to be paid.
Some scammers have taken to selling fake lottery tickets over the phone. They will ask for payment upfront, requiring the target to disclose their bank details, but the tickets are never sent as they do not exist.
A text message is sent informing the recipient that their mobile number was entered into a raffle or lottery and selected at random as the winner.
As EuroMillions is a pan-European lottery, the time at which the draw takes place will differ due to the numerous time zones across the continent. Draws are held in Paris at 21:00 (CET), meaning that players in some of the participating countries face an earlier deadline by which to enter.
Here is a list of the different deadlines for buying EuroMillions tickets:
|Ireland, Portugal, UK||19:30 (Tuesday & Friday)|
|Austria, Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Spain, Switzerland||20:30 (Tuesday & Friday)|
Please note, if you are playing through a lottery concierge service the cut off time for entry will usually be a couple of hours before the actual draw deadline.
The EuroMillions iOS app has been rebuilt from the ground up to provide a first-class user experience. Take a look at some of the great features that make this app the only one any EuroMillions player needs.
Ticket Scanner (UK only)
The new app lets you scan your lottery ticket to find out whether you’ve won a prize in an instant. All you need to do is open the scanner and point your device’s camera at the QR code on your ticket. You’ll be shown all the numbers you’ve matched in recent draws and what prizes you’ve won. It’s the fastest and easiest way to check whether your ticket is a winner.
The Latest Verified Results
Be the first to see the latest EuroMillions results. The winning numbers are visible in the app straight after they have been checked by our Results Verification team, who ensure that the results you see are delivered accurately as well as quickly.
In addition to the winning numbers you can view full prize breakdowns showing the value of the prizes won. Find out how many ticket holders won and whether the jackpot was hit or if it rolled over. You can also view the results from supplementary games, including the UK Millionaire Maker raffle and Spain’s El Millón.
Use customisable notifications to tailor the Euro-Millions.com app to your needs. If you only play EuroMillions on a Friday, for instance, you can choose to only receive notifications about Friday results. You can also set jackpot alerts so you are the first to find out when the EuroMillions jackpot reaches a certain amount or rolls over a certain number of times.
Multi-Line Ticket Checker
Save all your numbers and check them all at once with the Multi-Line Ticket Checker. You’ll be shown any prizes won on each individual ticket as well as the total amount won from all the lines you entered. You can also exclude your tickets from draws in which you don’t play. It’s a great option for syndicates and those who play multiple tickets in every draw.
Multi-Line Ticket Checker
The Multi-Line Ticket Checker saves multiple entries and checks them against the most recent results, which is a great option for syndicates and those who play multiple tickets in every draw. You’ll see any prizes won on each ticket as well as the total amount won from all the lines you entered. You can also exclude your tickets from draws in which you don’t play.
Lucky Dip Generator
Use the app’s Lucky Dip generator to create a set of random numbers to enter into upcoming draws. When you buy a Lucky Dip from a shop you have to stick with the first set of numbers you’re given, but that’s not the case with this generator – you can keep using it until you get a line you like.
EuroMillions Results Archives
Use the new app to access Euro-Millions.com’s extensive archive of results, dating back to the very first draw in 2004. You can view every winning number that has appeared in EuroMillions draws and find the historical results from supplementary games such as the UK Millionaire Maker.
The EuroMillions iPhone or iPad app is offered in English, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Swedish.