Do you know that people in Europe adore lottery games? The most gambling people in Europe turned out to be British, Italians and Spaniards. The result of this is that there are dozens of various games in each country of the European Union. European lotteries can be divided into two groups: pan-European and national. Speaking about national games, there are many of them. However, there are only two games common to all the European countries: EuroMillions and EuroJackpot.
Let’s compare two most popular European games! Which lottery is better?
|Parameter||We compare EuroJackpot and EuroJackpot|
|Lottery schedule||EuroMillions is held in the capital of France on Tuesdays and Fridays. Euro Jackpot is held only once a week on Fridays. So, EuroMillions is the absolute winner in this category, because it gives players the opportunity to play more often.|
|Lottery rules||In order to win in EuroMillions, you need to match 5 numbers out of 50, plus 2 numbers out of 12. If you wish to hit one of the EuroJackpot prizes, you need to match 5 numbers out of 50 and 2 additional numbers out of 10. Hmm... intuition tells us that winning EuroJackpot is easier than winning EuroMillions. Let’s check it with a few facts.|
|Overall winning odds||Overall EuroMillions winning odds are 1 to 13, whereas EuroJackpot chances to win any prize are approximately 1 to 26. It speaks for itself: EuroMillions gives you better chances to win.|
|Odds to win Jackpot||As for winning the Jackpot, the balance of power is changes. The chances to win any prize in EuroMillions are 1 in 139.838.160, whereas EuroJackpot guarantees the the following odds to scoop the Jackpot: 1 in 95.344.200. So, EuroJackpot gives you much better chances to win big.|
|Prize divisions||EuroMillions has 13 prize options, whereas EuroJackpot offers 12 prize divisions. So, the winner is EuroMillions again!|
|The minimum Jackpot||The minimum Jackpot you can win in EuroMillions is € 17.000.000. If there is no winner in the draw, the Jackpot rolls up and can reach € 190.000.000. The minimum EuroJackpot major prize is € 10.000.000 and can reach only € 90.000.000. It’s not possible to compare prizes in each prize tier as all prizes aren’t fixed and their amount depend on the amount of tickets sold.|
|Taxation||It’s also impossible to estimate taxation of each lottery as the taxation depends on the country where you bought your tickets. It’s can be approximately 0-25%.|
Let's summarize: the EuroMillions lottery is a leader!
Austria Lotto is another European lottery! Right, it's from Austria...
3 more advantages of the Europe’s favourite EuroMillions:
Let’s say, Dean Allen. This story began about twenty years ago. Back in 2000, Dean Allen from England, bought a ticket of EuroMillions and unexpectedly won a huge Jackpot: £ 13.861.061. That time, the guy was only 26 years old. Today, Mr. Allen is almost 50...
August 2000, Dean and his father worked in a small printing company. There he met his girlfriend, Louise Collier, an accountant, who he wanted to marry, and even bought his first property, a plain two-bedroom house for £ 56.000. The bad news came unexpectedly. It was decided to close the printing company, and all three workers risked to remain without a livelihood.
The British have their own national lottery UK Lotto, but they play European lotteries, such as EuroMillions and EuroJackpot, with pleasure. Dean wasn’t an exception, and periodically bought lottery tickets. The news of the Jackpot came almost simultaneously with the news of the company liquidation — by regular mail. The couple thought it was a joke or a bug...
Camelot offices, where it was possible to claim the money, were closed for the night, and the only thing Dean and Louise were able to learn from the news — no error occurred and there was only one winner.
The start of a new life
To win a lottery is a test for every young couple, but Louise and Dean passed all the trials of fate with dignity. Young people were married in 2002 and now have two daughters. Before the life-changing moment, the couple was taking up for three months only. It was a challenge for Louise to be a wife of a lottery winner and the headliner of all Essex tabloids, which from time to time wrote nonsense: for example, it was written there that Dean was a big spender and wasted £ 64.500 daily.
How lottery winners live
The EuroMillions operator shared the contacts of the best British lawyers and financial advisers with Dean. Any lottery win is always accompanied by waste of money, so the help of experts is a vital necessity. For example, over 15 years Dean bought about fifteen cars and now his fleet consists of only three cars: a Range Rover Sport, a Range Rover Evoque and a 10-year-old BMW 3. The Allens dream of a BMW i8 or a Porsche 911 GT3.
In fact, the Allens are not big spenders. They don’t buy designer clothes, dine at Pizza Hut, drive simple cars. The only thing the couple allowed themselves was to buy three good houses in a prestigious area. The house #11 belongs to Dean’s mom, in the cottage #12 Dean and Louise live; the third house is for Lucy’s parents. The couple invested the part of the money in stocks and commercial property.
Lottery winner charity work
The winners don’t work. They mainly do charity work. Dean admits that sometimes he gets a little boring, so he decided to go around the world with Formula 1. In addition, Mr. Allen is a coach of a local football team.
Dean believes that the opportunity to do charity is a blessing. For several year, the Allens helped a clinic for the treatment of heart disease, a Children’s Hospice and an emergency department care. To win a lottery is a unique opportunity to do good.
EuroMillions produced more than a million extremely rich people all over the world. Here are some of them!
Crazy Week in Ireland
Imagine that you live in a teeny village on a stern island. In the village area of three square kilometers together with you only 220 people live. Emerald hills, high cliffs and peacefully grazing herds of snow-white sheep surround you. You feel the smell of grass, freshness and peace. What else do you need for happiness? There’s no limit to bliss! Residents of the Bere Island hit the whopping € 500.000!
Bere Island population is an estimated 220 people and it’s approximately just 10 km x 3 km in size. The postmistress said (the ticket was purchased at the post office): "We are delighted this morning after hearing this great news. It’s fantastic for the island, for our community and I still can’t believe we sold the magic ticket. We are buzzing.” The big game turned the life of the small island upside down!
A gardener reached the moon and back
Martin Crighton, a 44-year-old gardener from Boxford, Suffolk, discovered the winning ticket over a month after the draw took place. Thankfully, an appeal in the local papers to find the winner prompted Crighton to finally dig out his jackpot-claiming piece of paper.
Martin had to ask his friend Shaun to check his ticket. "He was a little overwhelmed and he looked extremely worried for a little while. But we went and got his parents and after a couple more Carlsbergs, he was well away and very happy. Couldn't have happened to a nicer bloke."
If you want to join these nice guys, play EuroMillions!
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