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Euromillions prizes & prize fund distribution

What to Do About Tax Issues

When you win a large lottery prize in the UK, you will have the chance to speak to experienced advisors who have guided other lucky players through what to do with their newfound wealth. They will be able to point you in the direction of financial experts and will recommend the most appropriate banks for you to open an account with based on your own circumstances.

With regards to the issue of IHT, it is a good idea to think carefully about the timing of any gifts you plan to make, and then keep a record of any payments. Your financial advisor will also speak to you about the tax on your interest and discuss possible investments to give you the maximum benefit. It may be a complicated topic, but any advice you receive will be tailored to your own personal situation and one very positive aspect is that your prize will not be subject to the same sort of tax laws as it would be in other countries.

History of The Game

My Million was first introduced on Tuesday 4th February 2014 to offer French players an extra chance of winning a prize when they played EuroMillions. The introduction of the game saw the price of a French EuroMillions ticket rise from €2 to €2.50.

To date there have been My Million numbers issued.

In September 2016, French players received another chance to win a guaranteed €1 million in special EuroMillions draws as the European Millionaire Maker game was introduced as part of changes to EuroMillions. My Million will continue to be offered to ticket holders in France alongside the new raffle.

Playing EuroMillions Around the World

EuroMillions is a lottery that can be played and enjoyed all around the world. Thanks to lottery concierge services like theLotter and lottery betting sites such as Jackpot.com, players from across the globe can regularly take part in EuroMillions draws.

The two systems of play allow you to win the same EuroMillions prizes, but the way in which they work differ slightly. While a lottery concierge service sees a representative purchase a ticket on your behalf, Lotto betting allows you to place a wager on the outcome of a draw. You will receive exactly the same amount of money as those playing with a physical ticket and the odds of winning remain exactly the same.

Details of how to take part in EuroMillions draws using both methods are listed below:

To play via a lottery concierge service:

  • Register an online account. This process is safe and secure.
  • Select your numbers (five from 1 to 50 and two Lucky Stars from a separate pool of 1 to 12).
  • Confirm your selection and pay for your entry.
  • A lottery representative will purchase a ticket on your behalf and save a copy of your entry in your online account.
  • Once the draw has been made, any winnings will be transferred directly into your online account.

To play via a lottery betting site:

  • Register an online account. This process is safe and secure.
  • Select your numbers (five from 1 to 50 and two Lucky Stars from a separate pool of 1 to 12).
  • Confirm your selection and pay for your entry.
  • You will receive confirmation of your bet via email.
  • Once the draw has been made, you will receive an email detailing any prizes you have won. Any winnings will be transferred to your online account.

How to Identify a EuroMillions Lottery Scam

  • It is not possible to win a EuroMillions prize, raffle, sweepstake or competition that you have not entered. If you receive a notification informing you that you have won a prize in a game you have never played, it is a scam.
  • To win a EuroMillions prize, you must have purchased a ticket for the correct draw date and your number selection must match the balls required to win the relevant prize.
  • You do not win EuroMillions prizes based on randomly selected mobile phone numbers or email addresses, including for games which you did not enter.
  • EuroMillions will not ask you to pay any type of ‘fee’ to receive your prize.
  • EuroMillions will not ask you to pay the ‘tax’ due on the win in advance of receiving a prize.

Clues to Identify a Scam

All of the points listed below are usually a good indication that the winning notification you have received is a scam:

  • The email has been sent from a free webmail address (for example @hotmail.com, @outlook.com or @yahoo.com) or from an unrelated address that could have been compromised.
  • The letter or email does not address you personally but instead starts with something vague like ‘Dear Winner’. This may not always be the case, however, so don’t assume the message is genuine just because it uses your name.
  • Scam letters are often on poor quality, photocopied letterhead (although some will include a genuine business address in an attempt to provide legitimacy). It is worth noting that not all scam letters are of a low quality; scammers are constantly updating and improving technology so their messages may appear more legitimate.
  • There is often a strict time limit to claim the ‘prize’. This is intended to put the potential victim under pressure and deter them from seeking advice or investigating the matter further.
  • Confidentiality is often demanded as a ‘condition of winning’. Again, this is to deter the recipient from seeking the advice of friends or family who may be more familiar with this type of scam.
  • The communication may contain complicated language and jargon, such as ticket numbers and ‘batch’ references in an attempt to give the document an ‘official’ feel.
  • Poor spelling, grammar and syntax are usually a good indication that the letter or email is a scam.
  • A photocopy of a cheque with your name on it may be contained within the communication to entice you into sending funds, something which real lotteries would never do.
  • Some scams may claim to be from Euro-Millions.com, but please remember that we will never contact you under any circumstances to say you have won a prize. Any prize notifications that supposedly originate from Euro-Millions.com are fraudulent.

Contact Us

For specific site or EuroMillions queries, please check out the Contact page so that we can best answer your questions.

Please do not post tickets for verification or to claim prizes as they cannot be processed at this address.

The Lottery Company Ltd
The Exchange
Station Parade
Harrogate
HG1 1TS

Scams

Unfortunately there are many scammers out there who pretend to be Euro-Millions.com. If you believe you have been sent a lottery scam, either via post, text, phone or any other method, please visit the Scams page for information on what you should do. Please note: you cannot win a prize if you have not purchased a ticket for a lottery draw.

If you have responded to a potential scam and have sent any personal/financial details, you should contact Action Fraud immediately on 0800 123 2040 or visit their website.

UK Tax Implications

While there is no tax on lottery winnings in the UK, there are a number of important considerations to keep in mind if you are lucky enough to bank a substantial amount such as a EuroMillions jackpot.

Inheritance Tax

Inheritance tax (IHT) is paid when a UK resident dies and their estate is worth more than £325,000. Everything above that threshold will be taxed at 40 percent. If you win a large EuroMillions prize and your estate exceeds the £325,000 valuation, you should be aware of the rules regarding IHT and how it will affect your heirs.

It is very common for big winners to want to share their jackpot in some way, but if you want to make a gift without paying tax you must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Give the gift more than seven years before you die.
  • Give the gift to your husband, wife, or civil partner.
  • Give less than your annual allowance of £3,000.

The seven-year rule is in place to stop people from giving money away just before they die so that they can avoid IHT. As long as you live for at least seven years after making your gift, you can give as much as you want to whoever you want without it being liable for IHT.

If you were to die within seven years, the recipient would have to pay IHT based on a sliding scale. The rate of tax is the full 40% if there are less than three years between you giving your gift and dying, and then it goes down to 32% in years three to four, 24% in years four to five, 16% in years five to six and 8% if there are between six and seven years between your gift and your death.

Any gifts made to your spouse or civil partner are exempt from IHT, so it would not matter if you died within seven years. You can also give gifts to any registered charity without being liable for tax, along with some national organisations, such as the National Trust, universities or museums.

You can also take advantage of the £3,000 ‘gift allowance’ each year without incurring IHT. If you give away more than this amount and pass away within seven years, the recipient would have to pay tax. It is possible to carry over your leftover allowance from one tax year to the next, but only up to a maximum of £6,000.

Other Tax-free Gifts

You can also give smaller gifts of up to £250 to as many people as you want without them being subject to IHT, although this would not include anyone who has already received gifts totalling the whole £3,000 annual exemption.

Wedding gifts can also be exempt from IHT, but only if they are made before the wedding and there has to be proof that the marriage does go ahead. You can make wedding gifts of up to £5,000 to a child, £2,500 to a grandchild or great-grandchild or £1,000 to anyone else. You can also make gifts to help pay the living costs of an ex-spouse, an elderly dependent or a child.

Syndicates

Lottery rules in the UK stipulate that only one person can be paid a prize, so when playing in a syndicate it is essential to have a formal agreement in place to show to tax authorities. This will prove the money was not just a gift and that everyone is entitled to their share. Anyone playing in an informal syndicate should be aware that they may have to pay inheritance tax on the full amount if the syndicate leader dies within seven years of the prize money being shared.

Tax on Interest

Most people can earn some interest from their savings without paying tax, but this might not be the case if you win a large enough EuroMillions prize. While there is no tax on the initial sum paid into your account, it may be that the win starts to produce an income through interest. This will then be taxed as part of your normal income tax.

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Количество разыгранных призов M1lhão в Португилии: 235

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Авейру

Количество призов

8

Общая сумма

€8,000,000

Дата последнего выигрыша

пятница 5 апреля 2019

X
Бежа

Количество призов

3

Общая сумма

€3,000,000

Дата последнего выигрыша

пятница 15 марта 2019

X
Брага

Количество призов

22

Общая сумма

€22,000,000

Дата последнего выигрыша

пятница 30 октября 2020

X
Браганса

Количество призов

3

Общая сумма

€3,000,000

Дата последнего выигрыша

пятница 17 июля 2020

X
Каштелу-Бранку

Количество призов

5

Общая сумма

€5,000,000

Дата последнего выигрыша

пятница 27 декабря 2019

X
Коимбра

Количество призов

11

Общая сумма

€11,000,000

Дата последнего выигрыша

пятница 9 октября 2020

X
Эвора

Количество призов

5

Общая сумма

€5,000,000

Дата последнего выигрыша

пятница 26 июня 2020

X
Фару

Количество призов

11

Общая сумма

€11,000,000

Дата последнего выигрыша

пятница 20 марта 2020

X
Гуарда

Количество призов

Общая сумма

€0

Дата последнего выигрыша

X
Лейрия

Количество призов

8

Общая сумма

€8,000,000

Дата последнего выигрыша

пятница 24 мая 2019

X
Лиссабон

Количество призов

54

Общая сумма

€54,000,000

Дата последнего выигрыша

пятница 6 ноября 2020

X
Порталегри

Количество призов

5

Общая сумма

€5,000,000

Дата последнего выигрыша

пятница 18 октября 2019

X
Порту

Количество призов

37

Общая сумма

€37,000,000

Дата последнего выигрыша

пятница 23 октября 2020

X
Сантарен

Количество призов

8

Общая сумма

€8,000,000

Дата последнего выигрыша

пятница 7 августа 2020

X
Сетубал

Количество призов

27

Общая сумма

€27,000,000

Дата последнего выигрыша

пятница 16 октября 2020

X
Виана-ду-Каштелу

Количество призов

Общая сумма

€0

Дата последнего выигрыша

X
Вила-Реал

Количество призов

2

Общая сумма

€2,000,000

Дата последнего выигрыша

пятница 12 июня 2020

X
Визеу

Количество призов

6

Общая сумма

€6,000,000

Дата последнего выигрыша

пятница 17 апреля 2020

X
Азорские острова

Количество призов

3

Общая сумма

€3,000,000

Дата последнего выигрыша

пятница 22 июня 2018

X
Мадейра

Количество призов

3

Общая сумма

€3,000,000

Дата последнего выигрыша

пятница 3 июля 2020

X
Онлайн

Количество призов

14

Общая сумма

€14,000,000

Дата последнего выигрыша

пятница 28 августа 2020

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