|Amount Won||How to Claim|
|Up to £500||Prizes up to £500 are paid directly into your National Lottery account.|
|£501 — £30,000||This is paid to the debit card associated with your National Lottery account, but you need to confirm the payment should be made before it can be issued.|
|£30,001 — £50,000||Contact the National Lottery Customer Care team on 0333 234 44 33 and quote your ticket number. You will be paid either by cheque or directly into your bank account.|
|£50,001 and over||Contact the National Lottery Customer Care team on 0333 234 44 33 and quote your ticket number. Once your claim has been verified, you must collect your winnings in person. The National Lottery reserves the right to choose whether to issue your payment as a cheque or bank transfer.|
Direct Debit and Pingit
For players who pay by Direct Debit, prizes of up to £50,000 are directly transferred into the bank or building society account associated with the payment. Pingit prizes are paid into your Pingit account. For sums worth more than £50,000, you must contact the Customer Care Team to arrange the receipt of your winnings.
Syndicates and Subscriptions
If you joined an online syndicate, or chose your EuroMillions numbers online through theLotter.com, then you will receive any prizes directly into your private account. For larger amounts, you will need to contact their support team to arrange collection of your winnings.
Lotterycodex Patterns and The Best Combinations In EuroMillions
Earlier, we discussed that any questions you ask about the lottery must be a combinatorial and probability problem to solve.
So to know the probability of 1-2-3-4-5, we ask the question “What is the probability of a combination composed of three-odds and two-even numbers?”
However, this is not the only question we can ask, we can also ask:
“What is the probability of a combination composed of five low numbers?”
The problem though, two different questions may provide different probability results.
When you deal with low-high and odd-even patterns as two separate probability analyses, you will encounter serious contradiction.
To illustrate the contradiction, 1-2-3-4-5 is one of the best combinations under odd-even patterns.
But then we know that under the analysis of the low-high patterns, such combination is one of the worst ones.
So combinatorial mathematics and probability theory can be very confusing if you are not careful.
So what is the solution?
The solution is Lotterycodex patterns
Using Lotterycodex patterns, we put these two analyses together into one combinatorial equation.
So now to solve the probability of the combination 1-2-3-4-5, we ask this question instead:
“What is the probability of a combination composed of three-low-odds and two-low-even numbers?”
That’s how Lotterycodex patterns can help you along the way. However, combinatorial calculation with probability analysis can be very complex so I created the Lotterycodex calculator to make everything much simpler and faster.
For simplicity, I have divided EuroMillions patterns into three groups.
|Best Group||Middle Group||Worst Group|
|Patterns #1, #2||Patterns #3 to #28||Patterns #29 to #56|
|Two patterns||26 patterns||28 patterns|
As you notice, there are only two best patterns out of 56 patterns in EuroMillions 5/50 game.
For those of you who want to delve deeper into the nitty-gritty aspect of calculation, I don’t hide the formula. I discuss how these patterns are obtained in detail, so I invite you to check the free guide.
The table above is very straightforward. If you want to win the EuroMillions, then focus on patterns #1 and #2. And forget about the rest of the patterns.
The problem, almost 90% of the lotto players, do not know the worst combinations that will put their money down the drain. For example, many people pick their combinations that belong to the worst group.
There are millions of these worst combinations in EuroMillions. How do you know your combinations are not one of these worst types?
Tickets Purchased Outside the UK
It is only possible to collect a EuroMillions prize in the country where the ticket was purchased. Players who purchased an entry in another country must return there to claim their money. Below are the details for the length of time before prizes expire in each of the other eight participating countries:
|Country||Tickets Are Valid For||EuroMillions Operator|
|Austria||3 years||Österreichische Lotterien|
|Belgium||140 days||Nationale Loterij|
|Ireland||90 days||Irish National Lottery|
|Luxembourg||60 days||Loterie Nationale Luxembourg|
|Portugal||90 days||Jogos Santa Casa|
|Spain||90 days||Loterías y Apuestas del Estado|
Small prizes will be redeemable from any authorised retailer in the country. If you win a larger amount, or even the jackpot, then you will need to contact that country’s official operator for advice.
Only three of the nine participating countries charge taxes on lottery winnings:
- Spain — Prizes of €40,000 or more are taxed at 20%
- Switzerland — A 35% tax is owed on any winnings worth over CHF1 million
- Portugal — Prize amounts over €5,000 are taxed at 20%