Here are the answers to a number of common EuroMillions questions, which will help you find out more about this pan-European lottery.
Tuesday 26th September 2017
To read about the rules of the game, the prizes on offer and much more, visit the main EuroMillions information page.
- Is there a minimum age limit for playing EuroMillions in Ireland?
- Are EuroMillions winnings taxed?
- What are the Lucky Stars?
- Can I play from overseas?
- Do Irish players ever win the EuroMillions jackpot?
- Are my EuroMillions Plus numbers and Ireland Only Raffle codes automatically checked online?
- Does EuroMillions have a jackpot cap?
Is there a minimum age limit for playing EuroMillions in Ireland?
Yes, players must be at least 18-years-old to purchase a EuroMillions ticket.
Are EuroMillions winnings taxed?
No, EuroMillions prizes are tax free in Ireland. However, if you are not playing from one of the nine participating countries, you may need to consult an expert to discover whether your nation taxes lottery winnings.
What are the Lucky Stars?
In addition to selecting five main balls, players are also required to choose two additional numbers; these are known as Lucky Stars. Ranging from 1 to 12, Lucky Stars are randomly selected from a separate machine once the main EuroMillions numbers have been drawn. These extra numbers can increase the value of any prize and both must be matched with all five main numbers in order to win the jackpot.
Can I play from overseas?
Yes, you can play EuroMillions in any of the nine participating countries, although you must claim prizes in the country in which you bought your ticket. As an alternative, players across the world can win EuroMillions prizes by picking their numbers online.
Do Irish players ever win the EuroMillions jackpot?
Yes. To date, ten ticket holders from Ireland have won a EuroMillions jackpot, including Dolores McNamara who landed the biggest lottery prize in the nation’s history when she claimed a €115.4 million fortune in August 2005.
Are my EuroMillions Plus numbers and Ireland Only Raffle codes automatically checked online?
Online players receive emails informing them of a EuroMillions win and the main numbers, EuroMillions Plus lines and Ireland Only Raffle codes are all checked for you. If you bought a physical ticket from a shop, you must remember to check all elements manually so you don’t miss out on a prize.
Does EuroMillions have a jackpot cap?
Yes, the EuroMillions jackpot is capped at €190 million. Should the prize total reach its cap, the jackpot will no longer be allowed to grow, with any additional prize money rolling down to winners in lower prize tiers. If no jackpot winner can be found after the fourth draw at €190 million, the jackpot rolls down in the following draw. For more information, visit the EuroMillions Jackpot Cap page.