Sadly, EuroMillions now costs 50p more a line. But hey, we have got some news. Here is how to continue playing for £2. With some adjustments to the rules of EuroMillions eventually effected on Saturday, September 24, there has now emerged Bigger jackpots, more UK millionaires and of course more £100 million promotions. This comes with a price however. A EuroMillions ticket now costs an additional 50p. This nhas been followed by the expansion of the number of lucky stars from which a player might choose, from 11 to 12.
According to Sally Cowdry from Camelot, “It’s now time to re-energize the game and take it to the next level – and these fantastic enhancements will do just that, helping us to deliver even more for our players and UK Good Causes in the years to come.” In spite of the announcement and changes, there is a way one can go on playing for the jackpot (and other smaller prizes) after 24 September for a mere £2 a line.
Here is the Secret
How is this so? The Secret is by not playing the lottery itself, but to bet on the outcome yourself instead. Online lottery betting firms such as Lottoland.co.uk and Jackpot.com can help in that regards. With the firm, you can choose your numbers, and you with your numbers, can get the same odds as the people actually playing the EuroMillions lottery. Better still, you also get the same prices as them: all these for £2 instead of £2.50 (on LottoLand). Speaking on the matter, Nigel Birrell, the chief executive officer of Lottoland said, “We believe in giving more value to our players and maintaining the price of a bet on the EuroMillions at £2 is just one of the many examples of how we can achieve this.”
How it Works
Organizer Camelot splits your ticket price amongst prizes, running costs, charity and surely profit for the firm itself when you play the lottery. Camelot had told Mirror Money that about 95% of the total money spent on National Lottery products go back to UK winners and society.” “On a weekly basis, an average of £36 million is sourced National Lottery players for a good cause. Last year, alongside the Good Causes, players also shared a whooping £6 billion of our £7.5 billion revenue,” he added.
Lottoland on their part, instead of doing that, pays out small prizes resulting from sales of ticket and as a backup, has insurance in place to cover jackpots. In addition, they are not bounded to give a quota of the money received to charity and also do not operate or run the lottery infrastructure by themselves. This therefore means that they are able to quote the same prizes as EuroMillions for only a fraction of the costs. A spokeswoman from Camelot explained: “You’re not playing EuroMillions with companies like Lottoland and Jackpot.com – you’re simply betting on the drawn numbers.”
How Can this Be Legal?
Indeed, thanks to a strange quirk of law. EuroMillions happens to be the only part of the National Lottery on which you can place your bet. “Even though by the governing laws, it is prohibited to bet on the outcome of the UK EuroMillions game, which is as you know a national Lottery product, It is however permissible to place a bet on the EuroMillions draw if the game is backed legally in another EuroMillions country (eg Austria),” a Camelot spokeswoman was quoted to have told Mirror Money.
“EuroMillions game is the very same game with a single draw, having one set of selected balls, a single prize pool, and one set of rules, conducted in Paris and is inclusive in the UK EuroMillions game (and vice versa).” “It just so happens that, for cogent reasons, the popular game is approved / licensed, regulated and locally sold in each country.”