|Up to €2,000||Prizes of up to €600 are paid directly into your online account. Larger prizes are paid directly into your bank account.|
|Over €2,000||You must visit your lottery account and request the transfer of your prize into your bank account. Prizes over €40,000 are taxed at a rate of 20%.|
|Prize Total||Authorised Retailer|
|Up to €2,000||Prizes can be claimed from any Loterias y Apuestas sales outlet.|
|Over €2,000||Prizes can be claimed from any Loterias y Apuestas sales outlet. Winnings will be paid via bank transfer. Prizes over €40,000 are taxed at a rate of 20%.|
EuroMillions players in Spain have three months to claim any prizes.
Comment jouer à l’EuroMillions du monde entier ?
Avec la plateforme theLotter, les touristes peuvent jouer à l’EuroMillions en ligne ! Le fonctionnement est simple : un représentant local se charge des formalités pour vous et se rend chez un revendeur de loterie officiel pour acheter des billets de loterie au nom du joueur (voir la rubrique « Comment jouer en ligne ? »). Le billet est ensuite scanné sur le compte joueur, alors que la version papier est conservée précieusement. Pour le joueur, rien de plus simple, il doit :
- Ouvrir un compte theLotter
- Déposer des fonds
- Choisir la loterie EuroMillions
- Choisir sa méthode de jeu préférée : En groupe, individuelle ou combinée
- Choisir son mode de sélection des numéros : Selon ses numéros porte-bonheur, ou selon une option de génération de numéros de manière automatique.
Et voilà ! La grille est validée et il ne reste plus qu’à attendre les résultats du tirage !
Pour plus de questions sur la possibilité de jouer ou de gagner à l’EuroMillions de l’étranger, jetez un œil à notre Foire Aux Question ci-dessous !
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December 2002: Site Launch
Back in the prehistoric days of the internet, before Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube, Euro-Millions.com was launched. At the time, there was approximately 1/50th of the amount of websites in existence that there currently are today. We began offering information to users on how they could win millions of Euros in European lottery games.
February 2004: EuroMillions Launches in France, Spain and the UK
More than a year after Euro-Millions.com went live, the EuroMillions lottery was launched in France, Spain and the United Kingdom. Euro-Millions.com was able to provide results for the exciting new pan-European lottery for the (then) weekly draw and has been doing so ever since.
Fun fact: In the first ever EuroMillions draw, 8.2% of prizes were won in the UK, 15.8% were won in Spain and a whopping 76% were won in France!
May 2008: The First Redesign
With increasing interest in EuroMillions across the continent, we released the first redesign of Euro-Millions.com. The new design brought about an improved user experience, better navigation and more valuable information for you, the user.
December 2008: Multilingual Versions of Euro-Millions.com Launched
As Euro-Millions.com begins to attract users from around the world, French, German, Spanish, Chinese and Russian language versions of the site are launched. This allowed us to begin offering the same valuable information to multiple new audiences.
July 2012: A Record-Breaking Month
Our busiest month to-date continues to be July 2012, thanks to a promotional ‘100 UK Millionaires’ Raffle draw in the UK. The draw on 27th July also marked the opening of the 2012 London Olympics, which the UK National Lottery celebrated by turning 100 EuroMillions players into overnight millionaires. On that weekend alone, more than 10.3 million page views were racked up on Euro-Millions.com!
September 2013: The Second Redesign
As an increasing number of site users are visiting us on mobile devices, our biggest redesign to date was launched on 23rd September 2013. The new layout was optimised with the mobile user in mind, bringing a modern design and improved navigation, making the site easier to access for all users.
October 2015: Login Area and Free Lottery Launched
Due to popular demand, a login area of Euro-Millions.com was launched, allowing users to enter and save tickets into the Checker. This was great news for those running syndicates, who were able to easily manage tickets and members of their syndicates.
The Free Lottery was also launched on the site, offering Daily and Weekly draw prizes for those who match the winning combination.
December 2018: New Languages Added
With Arabic, Dutch and Thai sections added to the site, Euro-Millions.com is now available in 13 languages! They are: English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, Swedish, Dutch, Russian, Polish, Chinese, Thai and Arabic.
January 2020: A New Euro-Millions.com App
A new updated version of the app was launched after lots of hard work behind the scenes, bringing you fresh features to improve your experience. You are now able to scan your tickets (UK only) and see within a matter of seconds if you’ve won a prize. The old design has been thrown out and a completely fresh, modern layout has been implemented.
UK Tax Implications
While there is no tax on lottery winnings in the UK, there are a number of important considerations to keep in mind if you are lucky enough to bank a substantial amount such as a EuroMillions jackpot.
Inheritance tax (IHT) is paid when a UK resident dies and their estate is worth more than £325,000. Everything above that threshold will be taxed at 40 percent. If you win a large EuroMillions prize and your estate exceeds the £325,000 valuation, you should be aware of the rules regarding IHT and how it will affect your heirs.
It is very common for big winners to want to share their jackpot in some way, but if you want to make a gift without paying tax you must meet one of the following criteria:
- Give the gift more than seven years before you die.
- Give the gift to your husband, wife, or civil partner.
- Give less than your annual allowance of £3,000.
The seven-year rule is in place to stop people from giving money away just before they die so that they can avoid IHT. As long as you live for at least seven years after making your gift, you can give as much as you want to whoever you want without it being liable for IHT.
If you were to die within seven years, the recipient would have to pay IHT based on a sliding scale. The rate of tax is the full 40% if there are less than three years between you giving your gift and dying, and then it goes down to 32% in years three to four, 24% in years four to five, 16% in years five to six and 8% if there are between six and seven years between your gift and your death.
Any gifts made to your spouse or civil partner are exempt from IHT, so it would not matter if you died within seven years. You can also give gifts to any registered charity without being liable for tax, along with some national organisations, such as the National Trust, universities or museums.
You can also take advantage of the £3,000 ‘gift allowance’ each year without incurring IHT. If you give away more than this amount and pass away within seven years, the recipient would have to pay tax. It is possible to carry over your leftover allowance from one tax year to the next, but only up to a maximum of £6,000.
Other Tax-free Gifts
You can also give smaller gifts of up to £250 to as many people as you want without them being subject to IHT, although this would not include anyone who has already received gifts totalling the whole £3,000 annual exemption.
Wedding gifts can also be exempt from IHT, but only if they are made before the wedding and there has to be proof that the marriage does go ahead. You can make wedding gifts of up to £5,000 to a child, £2,500 to a grandchild or great-grandchild or £1,000 to anyone else. You can also make gifts to help pay the living costs of an ex-spouse, an elderly dependent or a child.
Lottery rules in the UK stipulate that only one person can be paid a prize, so when playing in a syndicate it is essential to have a formal agreement in place to show to tax authorities. This will prove the money was not just a gift and that everyone is entitled to their share. Anyone playing in an informal syndicate should be aware that they may have to pay inheritance tax on the full amount if the syndicate leader dies within seven years of the prize money being shared.
Tax on Interest
Most people can earn some interest from their savings without paying tax, but this might not be the case if you win a large enough EuroMillions prize. While there is no tax on the initial sum paid into your account, it may be that the win starts to produce an income through interest. This will then be taxed as part of your normal income tax.