If you’re looking for the ultimate form of escapism, you may do what millions of other people are doing all over the globe, and purchase a EuroMillions ticket in the hope of scooping the jackpot and changing your life forever. We’re not going to sugar coat it and tell you that you have a great chance of winning the jackpot because statistically you don’t. The odds of winning are against you, but does that mean you definitely won’t win? Of course not.
There have been countless jackpot winners in the past who have won millions of pounds, hundreds of millions of pounds in some instances, through buying one single two-pound EuroMillions ticket from their local shop. But how much of what we hear about the EuroMillions draw and jackpot is the truth? There are plenty of common myths out there when it comes to the EuroMillions, so let’s debunk them once and for all, shall we?
Your chances of winning are lower when the jackpot is higher
You’ve all felt the excitement in the air when the EuroMillions jackpot is a multiple rollover, worth close to £100 Million, if not more in some cases. Needless to say, the big jackpots tend to bring more players out of the woodwork. This actually puts some people off from playing because they seem to think that the more people they’re up against, the lower their chances of winning will be. In reality, it doesn’t matter whether there are 10 people playing, or 10 million, the numbers drawn are completely random. Okay, the more people that play means that there is a stronger chance that somebody will have the same numbers as you, but all that would mean would be that you would split the jackpot.
Countries must be in the EU to sell tickets
Yes, we know, we know, we’re talking about the EU. Don’t worry however, we’ll try to limit our use of the B word (Brexit) as you’re probably fed up of hearing about it. A common myth associated with the EuroMillions however, is that countries must be members of the EU in order to sell tickets. This is NOT true. EuroMillions is not organized by the governments of their particular country, instead, the game is organized by the national lotteries of participating countries. That means that when/if the UK does indeed leave the EU, nothing will change regarding the EuroMillions, so you can simply carry on playing as before.
Going public is the only way to receive the full jackpot
We’re not quite sure where this myth came from, but it is alleged that EuroMillions jackpot winners must go public in order to win the full amount. If not, the myth goes that the winners forfeit a certain percentage of the jackpot. This is complete nonsense and is 100% NOT TRUE! Thanks to GDPR we all know how important a person’s privacy is, and that includes lottery jackpot winners. If a person wins and chooses to remain anonymous, they receive the full amount and do indeed remain anonymous, it’s that simple.