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Player from Portugal wins massive EuroMillions jackpot in time for Christmas

Thu 19 Jan 2017, By Patty Reynolds
Player from Portugal wins massive EuroMillions jackpot in time for Christmas

With so many players hoping to hit a jackpot before the end of the year, one lucky ticket holder from Portugal had their best Christmas ever! After winning a EuroMillions jackpot worth €61 653 000, you can be sure they celebrated the holidays in style. You could follow their example and win your own EuroMillions jackpot.

All you need to do is learn how to play the EuroMillions online.

Because you don’t have to be a European citizen to play the EuroMillions, you can buy lottery tickets online for this popular lottery. It’s also easy to play US lotteries such as the Powerball or Mega Millions online. No matter where you are in the world, if you have an internet connection, you can participate in the some of the biggest lotteries.

Why not try your luck on Europe’s other big lottery, the EuroJackpot. With a starting jackpot of €10 000 000 and 12 prize divisions including the jackpot, it’s one of Europe’s most popular lotteries. To play the EuroJackpot you need to choose five main numbers from 1 to 50 and two Euro Numbers from 1 to 10. Once the jackpot reaches €90 000 000, it remains at this figure for one more draw. If there’s no winner the prize money is rolled down and shared between the winners in the next prize division.

When it comes to the American lottery, you have two options. Both the US Powerball and Mega Millions offer players to opportunity to win massive, uncapped jackpots. The Powerball broke the record in January 2016 with a jackpot of $1 600 000 000. This was the first jackpot to break the billion dollar mark. To play the Powerball you need to choose five main numbers from 1 to 69 and one Powerball number from 1 to 26. Even if you match five main numbers, you’ll be an instant millionaire thanks to the second division prize of a guaranteed $1 000 000.

The Mega Millions originally held the record for the biggest lottery jackpot in history for four years. It remains one of America’s favourite lotteries and it’s easy for anyone to buy Mega Millions tickets online. Players must choose five main numbers from 1 to 75 and one Mega Ball number from 1 to 15. It’s similar to the Powerball in that both have a total of nine prize divisions and the Mega Millions also has a guaranteed second-division prize of $1 000 000.

If you want to win a EuroMillions prize, you need to select five main numbers from 1 to 50 and two Euro Star numbers from 1 to 12. The jackpot starts at €15 000 000 and it capped at €190 000 000. Only a few players have managed to win the maximum jackpot, because the lottery has been designed to pay out smaller prizes more often. With a total of 13 prize divisions, your odds of winning a EuroMillions prize are some of the best you’ll find in any lottery.

Buying Powerball tickets online or tickets for any other international lottery is legal. There are no laws prohibiting foreigners from playing international lotteries. You don’t have to be a citizen of the country offering the lottery to win a prize. But you must be certain that the online lottery agent you use purchases official lottery tickets on your behalf. 

Playing the lottery online is convenient, especially for foreign players. Not only does it make it easier for you to legally purchase lottery tickets without leaving home, the online lottery agent manages every aspect for you. They purchase the tickets, keep them safe and check your numbers against the lottery results after every draw. That means you never have to worry about missing out on a prize. Smaller prizes are claimed on your behalf and your winnings are instantly deposited into the account you created on their site. You have the option of transferring your winnings to your private bank account, or using them to buy more lottery tickets.

If you win a larger prize or the jackpot, you’ll need to collect your winnings in person. The online lottery ticket agent will help you make the necessary travel arrangements and keep your ticket safe until you are able to collect it. You shouldn’t pay any commission to the agent on the prizes you win. They add a small fee on each ticket you buy to cover the costs of the service they offer.

More people are buying their lottery ticket online than ever before and many have won some big prizes. If you want to be the next big EuroMillions winner, all you need to do is pick your lotto numbers and buy your tickets. There’s nothing to stop you from winning a EuroMillions jackpot.