Examples of Lottery Scams
As more and more people are becoming wise to lottery scams, fraudsters are getting increasingly creative. Here are just some examples of lottery scams you may receive:
Second Chance Lottery/Raffle
Usually based around a rollover draw, the scammer will claim you have won a prize in a ‘second chance’ EuroMillions draw. EuroMillions does not hold such ‘second chance’ draws. Unclaimed prizes are always either returned to the prize pool to pay winners in future draws or transferred to the good causes supported by the lottery.
Lottery Winner Trusts
Some scammers are using the names of known charitable lottery winners to try and extract personal information from the intended victim by claiming that the legitimate jackpot winner is looking to donate funds to people who are less fortunate or in need.
Anti Terrorism Agency
The victim receives a letter telling them there is a cheque waiting to be sent to them as soon as they pay a fee to an agency that ensures international money transfers over a certain value do not contain funds associated with terrorism.
To see an example of a scam letter received, visit the Example EuroMillions Scam page.
The EuroMillions iOS app has been rebuilt from the ground up to provide a first-class user experience. Take a look at some of the great features that make this app the only one any EuroMillions player needs.
Ticket Scanner (UK only)
The new app lets you scan your lottery ticket to find out whether you’ve won a prize in an instant. All you need to do is open the scanner and point your device’s camera at the QR code on your ticket. You’ll be shown all the numbers you’ve matched in recent draws and what prizes you’ve won. It’s the fastest and easiest way to check whether your ticket is a winner.
The Latest Verified Results
Be the first to see the latest EuroMillions results. The winning numbers are visible in the app straight after they have been checked by our Results Verification team, who ensure that the results you see are delivered accurately as well as quickly.
In addition to the winning numbers you can view full prize breakdowns showing the value of the prizes won. Find out how many ticket holders won and whether the jackpot was hit or if it rolled over. You can also view the results from supplementary games, including the UK Millionaire Maker raffle and Spain’s El Millón.
Use customisable notifications to tailor the Euro-Millions.com app to your needs. If you only play EuroMillions on a Friday, for instance, you can choose to only receive notifications about Friday results. You can also set jackpot alerts so you are the first to find out when the EuroMillions jackpot reaches a certain amount or rolls over a certain number of times.
Multi-Line Ticket Checker
Save all your numbers and check them all at once with the Multi-Line Ticket Checker. You’ll be shown any prizes won on each individual ticket as well as the total amount won from all the lines you entered. You can also exclude your tickets from draws in which you don’t play. It’s a great option for syndicates and those who play multiple tickets in every draw.
Multi-Line Ticket Checker
The Multi-Line Ticket Checker saves multiple entries and checks them against the most recent results, which is a great option for syndicates and those who play multiple tickets in every draw. You’ll see any prizes won on each ticket as well as the total amount won from all the lines you entered. You can also exclude your tickets from draws in which you don’t play.
Lucky Dip Generator
Use the app’s Lucky Dip generator to create a set of random numbers to enter into upcoming draws. When you buy a Lucky Dip from a shop you have to stick with the first set of numbers you’re given, but that’s not the case with this generator – you can keep using it until you get a line you like.
EuroMillions Results Archives
Use the new app to access Euro-Millions.com’s extensive archive of results, dating back to the very first draw in 2004. You can view every winning number that has appeared in EuroMillions draws and find the historical results from supplementary games such as the UK Millionaire Maker.
The EuroMillions iPhone or iPad app is offered in English, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Swedish.
As different nations offer their own supplementary games, playing EuroMillions in another country allows you the opportunity to win additional prizes. Discover more about a game by tapping the link below.
Here are the games you can enter, along with the top prize available:
|Austria||Austria Joker||Jackpot varies|
|Belgium Joker||€200,000 (minimum)|
|France||My Million||€1 million|
|Etoile+||Increases value of main draw prize.|
|Ireland Only Raffle||€5,000|
|Spain||El Millon||€1 million|
|United Kingdom||UK Millonaire Maker||£1 million|