EuroMillions Rules and Regulations

EuroMillions Rules and Regulations

Have you spent your entire life dreaming of the day you’d win the lottery? Do you buy yourself tickets regularly in the hopes of making your dream come true? Playing the lottery is a great way to try your luck at making some serious money. Purchasing your ticket is not enough though, to allow you to win. There are specific rules that must be followed in order for lottery winnings to be considered valid. Remember, if even one of the EuroMillion lottery rules are not followed, you may actually be considered ineligible and you might not be able to legally collect your prize. It is a very good idea to get familiar with these rules in case you win the lottery. The following are some of the rules and requirements that are pertinent when it comes to playing the EuroMillions:

  • Any person who plays the Euro Millons must be over the age of eighteen years old.  The only exception to the rule is when dealing with residents of the UK, who can legally play from the age of sixteen years old. The age of the participant must be at the time of the lottery purchase, not at the time of claiming the prize.
  • Winners have a specific amount of time that they are permitted to wait before claiming their prize. This set amount of time varies from country to country and should be carefully researched in the event of a lottery win. It is important to ask advice of professional legal counsel, as the rules do change from time to time. The amount of time that a winner has to claim his or her prize ranges from 60 days to 3 years.
  • Whoever actually has the ticket in hand when claiming the lottery’s winnings is considered the beneficiary. What this means, is that you could go out and earn some money and then go out and buy yourself a ticket, only to have someone else claim your prize because you did not hold on to it securely enough and someone else got a hold of your ticket. Unfortunately, anyone can steal your ticket and claim your winnings. It is always a good idea to take a minute to sign the back of all of your tickets, so that if it falls into the wrong hands, you still have your claim to it.
  • Did you know that a lottery ticket can only be picked up in person from the country that it was sold in? If you’ve bought your ticket from an online service, the service would have to go to claim your prize for you in your place. If you don’t live in the country from which you bought your ticket, you cannot claim your winnings on your own.
  • All prizes that were not picked up after a certain amount of time do not just disappear, they are considered invalid lottery draws and the prize money will then go toward a specific charity fund that was set up for this very likelihood.