From Humble Beginnings, the Euromillions Lottery is Now Played Worldwide

Posted by on November 12, 2012

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Originally intended to coincide with the birth of the Euro, the Euromillions lottery has grown to become one of the largest lotteries in the world and has made many people happy with its plentiful prize structure. The lottery has gone a step further with Euromillions.com by opening the playing field to the entire world.

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Euromillions was meant to be launched in 1994 but suffered a series of setbacks until it finally had its first drawing in 2004. This first prize was €15 million and the drawing was held by the lottery organizations of France, Spain, and Britain. By the end of 2004, the number of participating countries had increased to 9.

Since then, the number of players has increased and so have the prizes. The most sought prize in the lottery is the jackpot, a prize with a €190 million limit. Few people can imagine how their lives would change with so much money but they are eager to find out. However, with odds of about 1 in 117 million of winning the jackpot, it is not won frequently. When this happens, the jackpot sum is added to the prize for the next drawing and so the jackpot sum increases dramatically.

Why would anyone play with the aforementioned odds? There is a list of prize categories other than the jackpot with much greater odds of winning, albeit with lower payouts. In each drawing, hundreds of thousands, even millions of players receive prizes smaller than the jackpot. These prizes can range from just enough to cover the cost of a ticket to a few hundred thousand Euros. Even without a jackpot to take home, this is a great deal.

For the larger part of the lottery’s history, these prizes were only available to citizens of the participating European nations. Euromillions.com changed that. The website utilizes the tools of the global marketplace to make the game available to players anywhere.

All they have to do is be of age and then follow the 4 easy steps to playing that are plainly shown on the website. Afterwards, they have merely to sit back and wait for the website to do the work. By following the process outlined on the website, players will have the convenience of knowing if they’ve won and then receiving their prize in a bank account while never having to leave their homes.

The new global reach of the lottery via Euromillions.com promises to make it more popular. This translates into more players and larger prizes being won. In other words, it’s a perfect win scenario for lottery players.

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