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1. Ok I realise the chances of winning are slim but as I have never played this or the lottery before I was just wondering what the rules are i.e how many numbers do you need to match to win something?
2. I'd quite like to know this too - I've never done the lottery before - I know it probably sounds stupid, but is all I'd need to do is go into the newsagents and say 'I'd like a Euromillions ticket please?'
3. Go to the newsagents, the tickets will be on a stand, you put a cross through whatever numbers you want and go to the counter with your ticket.

There are 50 numbers in one section and 9 in another, you chose 5 from 50 and 2 from 9 for a Euromillions draw. Or you can cross the lucky dip box and the computer randomly selects your numbers.

Each line costs £1.50

Odds depend on what you match.

Prize Numbers Matched Odds

1 Prize 5+2 1:76,275,360
2 Prize 5+1 1:5,448,240
3 Prize 5 1:3,632,160
4 Prize 4+2 1:339,002
5 Prize 4+1 1:24,214
6 Prize 4 1:16,143
7 Prize 3+2 1:7,705
8 Prize 3+1 1:550
9 Prize 3 1:367
10 Prize 2+2 1:538
11 Prize 2+1 1:38
12 Prize 1+2 1:102
4. (Original post by Riderz)
Go to the newsagents, the tickets will be on a stand, you put a cross through whatever numbers you want and go to the counter with your ticket.

There are 50 numbers in one section and 9 in another, you chose 5 from 50 and 2 from 9 for a Euromillions draw. Or you can cross the lucky dip box and the computer randomly selects your numbers.

Each line costs £1.50

Odds depend on what you match.

Prize Numbers Matched Odds

1 Prize 5+2 1:76,275,360
2 Prize 5+1 1:5,448,240
3 Prize 5 1:3,632,160
4 Prize 4+2 1:339,002
5 Prize 4+1 1:24,214
6 Prize 4 1:16,143
7 Prize 3+2 1:7,705
8 Prize 3+1 1:550
9 Prize 3 1:367
10 Prize 2+2 1:538
11 Prize 2+1 1:38
12 Prize 1+2 1:102
Thanks! What happens when you go to the counter - do you hold onto your ticket or hand it in? And what's the procedure if you win something - how do you claim it?
5. (Original post by Riderz)
Go to the newsagents, the tickets will be on a stand, you put a cross through whatever numbers you want and go to the counter with your ticket.

There are 50 numbers in one section and 9 in another, you chose 5 from 50 and 2 from 9 for a Euromillions draw. Or you can cross the lucky dip box and the computer randomly selects your numbers.

Each line costs £1.50

Odds depend on what you match.

Prize Numbers Matched Odds

1 Prize 5+2 1:76,275,360
2 Prize 5+1 1:5,448,240
3 Prize 5 1:3,632,160
4 Prize 4+2 1:339,002
5 Prize 4+1 1:24,214
6 Prize 4 1:16,143
7 Prize 3+2 1:7,705
8 Prize 3+1 1:550
9 Prize 3 1:367
10 Prize 2+2 1:538
11 Prize 2+1 1:38
12 Prize 1+2 1:102
Are all those prizes monetary as well or something stupid like a pen? Also can you win the jackpot even if you don't have all the numbers i.e say you got '2 prize' and no one got them all for the draw?
6. (Original post by Riderz)
Go to the newsagents, the tickets will be on a stand, you put a cross through whatever numbers you want and go to the counter with your ticket.

There are 50 numbers in one section and 9 in another, you chose 5 from 50 and 2 from 9 for a Euromillions draw. Or you can cross the lucky dip box and the computer randomly selects your numbers.

Each line costs £1.50

Odds depend on what you match.

Prize Numbers Matched Odds

1 Prize 5+2 1:76,275,360
2 Prize 5+1 1:5,448,240
3 Prize 5 1:3,632,160
4 Prize 4+2 1:339,002
5 Prize 4+1 1:24,214
6 Prize 4 1:16,143
7 Prize 3+2 1:7,705
8 Prize 3+1 1:550
9 Prize 3 1:367
10 Prize 2+2 1:538
11 Prize 2+1 1:38
12 Prize 1+2 1:102
You need to catch up with the times.

It's £2 per play now, but you get entered into a £1 million raffle.

Instead of fiddling about at the lottery stands just ask for a lucky dip at the till....and once you've had your way with the counter person, then ask for a lucky dip on the Euro Millions.
7. (Original post by tommy.789)
Are all those prizes monetary as well or something stupid like a pen? Also can you win the jackpot even if you don't have all the numbers i.e say you got '2 prize' and no one got them all for the draw?
They are all financial.

And no, to win the jackpot you need all 5 + 2 numbers.
8. (Original post by FormerlyHistoryStudent)
Thanks! What happens when you go to the counter - do you hold onto your ticket or hand it in? And what's the procedure if you win something - how do you claim it?
Hand over your ticket, it goes through a machine and you get a printed recipt which is what you will need to claim the prize. If you win a small amount then you can claim at the newsagents, if you win over a certain amount then you have to write to Camelot. Details are on the back of the ticket though - cant say ive ever read them!
10. oo feeling lucky are we?

I'e never done the euro millions, I might do it next time
11. Do it online at the national lottery website (can I put links to a gambling site?)

I do and it's far easier than going into a shop and doing it there plus you can have it automatically play whenever you want it to - but beware of the dangers of gambling! It's easy to lose all your money if you haven't strong will power, in which case you should stay away.
12. I dont' know what I would do with all that money if I won. Well I would spend the first three days rolling around in it or swimming it in as the guy from "Duck Tales" used to.
13. (Original post by FormerlyHistoryStudent)
I'd quite like to know this too - I've never done the lottery before - I know it probably sounds stupid, but is all I'd need to do is go into the newsagents and say 'I'd like a Euromillions ticket please?'
the copacabana! you're right that is easy
also 76 million to one odds
you might as well buy every combination then you'd win

Prize 1 once
Prize 2 14 times
Prize 3 21 times
Prize 4 225 times
Prize 5 3150 times

etc etc
you'd well make your 76 million back`

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