EuroMillions and Millionaire Raffle Interactive Game Procedures
Thirteenth edition effective 30th June 2013
© National Lottery Commission 2013
These are the Games Procedures for the EuroMillions and Millionaire Raffle Games (the "Games") when played interactively.
Where the Games are played through interactive channels, the Interactive Account Terms and Conditions (the "Terms and Conditions"), the Rules for Draw-Based Games Played Interactively (the "Rules") (subject to Section (E) below) and these Procedures apply. If there is any conflict between these documents, these Procedures will take priority followed by the Rules and then the Terms and Conditions.
If you play the Games at National Lottery Retailers, the EuroMillions and Millionaire Raffle Games Procedures and Rules for Draw-Based Games Played at Retailers or by Offline Direct Debit apply.
All National Lottery Rules and Procedures for games played through interactive channels are available on the National Lottery website, by telephoning the Interactive Contact Centre on 0845 278 8000, or by writing to The National Lottery, PO Box 251, Watford WD18 9BR.
All words that begin with a capital letter and have specific meaning in these Games Procedures are explained below or in Section (F).
(A) Introduction and How to Play
The Games are played together in the UK and Isle of Man – entry into Millionaire Raffle is automatic when you play EuroMillions. EuroMillions costs £1.50 to play and Millionaire Raffle costs 50 pence to play. However, as they cannot be played separately, the total cost of playing is £2.00. Camelot can withdraw the Millionaire Raffle game at any time by giving at least four weeks' notice.
Draws for both Games take place on Tuesdays and Fridays, unless there are exceptional circumstances.
To play, you should fill in the EuroMillions play slip by following the instructions on the Site. Your Selection will always be entered into the next available Tuesday or Friday Draw(s), depending on the days you have chosen. A 'week' when mentioned in the 'number of weeks' boxes starts on the first Draw day that your Selection is entered into and ends immediately before (and excluding) the Draws on the same day of the following calendar week.
If your Selection, with the corresponding Millionaire Raffle Selection, is not shown in your "My Account" section of the Site then your Selection will not have been entered into any Draws.
You cannot cancel an Entry bought on the Site after you have accepted your Selection shown on the 'Confirm Play Slip' screen of the Site. If your Entry includes two or more Lucky Dip Selections that contain the same seven numbers, you should telephone the Interactive Contact Centre within 120 minutes of buying the relevant Entry(ies), or before the close of sales for that Draw, whichever is the earlier. Camelot may then, at its discretion and following investigation, credit your National Lottery account with a token for an amount equal to the cost of the duplicate Entry(ies).
EuroMillions is a separate game in each participating country, but prizes are pooled and shared between all winning players using the results of a shared EuroMillions Draw. This is explained in more detail below.
The odds of winning any Prize are approximately 1 in 13.
On average, 50% of EuroMillions sales will be available to be paid out in prizes.
The value of your Prize will depend on the number of tickets sold, the number of entries that match the same numbers as you, and currency exchange rates – more detail is given on this below. All Prizes will be rounded down to the nearest 10p.
1. Winning EuroMillions
If your EuroMillions Entry matches any of the Prize Categories in the table below, you will win a Prize in the highest relevant Prize Category, subject to the Rules and these Procedures.
Prize Categories Approximate Odds of Winning Estimated Prize Proportion of Common Prize Fund allocated to Prize Category Jackpot Category (Match 5 + 2 Lucky Stars) = all Select 5 Numbers match the Main Numbers and Select 2 Numbers match the LuckyStar Numbers 1:116,531,800 Jackpot 32% (plus any rollover money from previous weeks and/or extra money from Reserve Fund, subject to the Jackpotcap, explained below) Match 5 + 1 Lucky Star = all Select 5 Numbers match the Main Numbers and one Select 2 Number matches the Lucky Star Numbers 1:6,473,989 £211,823.60 4.8%* Match 5 = all Select 5 Numbers match the Main Numbers 1:3,236,995 £35,303.90 1.6% * Match 4 + 2 Lucky Stars = four Select 5 Numbers match the Main Numbers and Select 2 Numbers match the Lucky Star Numbers 1:517,920 £2,824.30 0.8% * Match 4 + 1 Lucky Star = four Select 5 Numbers match the Main Numbers and one Select 2 Number matches the Lucky Star Numbers 1:28,774 £137.20 0.7% * Match 4 = four Select 5 Numbers match theMain Numbers 1:14,387 £68.60 0.7% * Match 3 + 2 Lucky Stars = three Select 5 Numbers match the Main Numbers and Select 2 Numbers match the Lucky Star Numbers 1:11,771 £40.10 0.5% * Match 2 + 2 Lucky Stars = two Select 5 Numbers match the Main Numbers and Select 2 Numbers match the Lucky Star Numbers 1:822 £12.80 2.3% * Match 3 + 1 Lucky Star = three Select 5 Numbers match the Main Numbers and one Select 2 Number matches the Lucky Star Numbers 1:654 £9.80 2.2% * Match 3 = three Select 5 Numbers match theMain Numbers 1:327 £8.20 3.7% * Match 1 + 2 Lucky Stars = one Select 5Number matches the Main Numbers and Select 2 Numbers match the Lucky Star Numbers 1:157 £6.90 6.5% * Match 2 + 1 Lucky Star = two Select 5 Numbers match the Main Numbers and one Select 2 Number matches the Lucky Star Numbers 1:46 £5.40 17.6% * Match 2 = two Select 5 Numbers match the Main Numbers 1:23 £2.70 18% *
* plus any money rolled down from higher Prize Categories - further information is set out below.
Camelot is not liable in any circumstances, and will not pay a prize, to a player who bought an entry into EuroMillions from outside the UK or Isle of Man. Likewise, if you buy your Entry from the UK or Isle of Man and win a Prize, you can only claim it from Camelot.
2. Calculating EuroMillions Prizes
If there are more winners than expected in a Prize Category for any EuroMillions Draw, the Prize for that Prize Category might be lower than the Prize for a lower Prize Category.
If there are no winners in a Prize Category (except the Jackpot Category), the prize money allocated to that Prize Category will be added to the next lower Prize Category where there is at least one winner. If there are no winners in any Prize Category in a EuroMillions Draw, the money will be added to the Jackpot Prize Fund (explained below) for the next EuroMillions Draw.
The Camelot Prize Fund and Common Prize Fund
Camelot will calculate 50% of the price paid for a EuroMillions Entry and this will be the Camelot prize fund ("Camelot Prize Fund").
Camelot and the EuroMillions Partners currently allocate one Euro per EuroMillions entry into a shared prize fund ("Common Prize Fund"). As sales in the UK and Isle of Man are in pounds sterling, Camelot uses the exchange rate notified to it by its bankers on the date of the relevant EuroMillions Draw to calculate its contribution.
The Common Prize Fund is allocated to each Prize Category in the proportions set out in the "Winning EuroMillions" table above. Once the allocation has been made, the Euro prize amounts relating to the number of winners in the UK and Isle of Man are payable to Camelot, and are converted into pounds sterling using the same exchange rate mentioned above.
The difference between the Camelot Prize Fund and Camelot's contribution to the Common Prize Fund is then dealt with in the following way:
- a) if the Camelot Prize Fund is greater than the sterling value of its contribution to the Common Prize Fund (using the same exchange rate mentioned above), the excess is added to the funds available to pay UK and Isle of Man Prizes in each Prize Category, excluding the Jackpot Category. The excess is shared in the same proportion which the amount of Prizes payable in one Prize Category has to the total amount of Prizes payable across all Prize Categories (excluding the Jackpot Category); and
- b) if the Camelot Prize Fund is less than the sterling value of its contribution to the Common Prize Fund (using the same exchange rate mentioned above), the shortfall is deducted from the funds available to pay UK and Isle of Man Prizes in each Prize Category (excluding the Jackpot Category). The shortfall is shared in the same proportion which the amount of Prizes payable in one Prize Category has to the total amount of Prizes payable across all Prize Categories (excluding the Jackpot Category).
The effect of the above is that where players in the UK and Isle of Man pay more than the pound sterling equivalent of two Euros (€2) for a EuroMillions Entry, the excess mentioned in a) above is retained for distribution amongst UK and Isle of Man winners. This means Prizes in all Prize Categories (except the Jackpot Prize Category) are increased. Where players in the UK and Isle of Man pay less, Prizes in all Prize Categories (except the Jackpot Category) are reduced. The overall contribution by Camelot is therefore maintained at 50% of the cost of a EuroMillions Entry.
For each EuroMillions Draw, 8.6% of the Common Prize Fund will be added to a fund known as the EuroMillions Reserve Fund. The EuroMillions Reserve Fund is shared by Camelot and the EuroMillions Partners and can be used to increase the value of the Jackpot in any EuroMillions Draw.
Jackpot Prize Fund and EuroMillions Super Draws
Camelot and the EuroMillions Partners may decide to make any EuroMillions Draw a "Super Draw". There are two types of Super Draw – both have a guaranteed minimum Jackpot, but the difference between them is what happens to the Jackpot if no one wins it.
The table below sets out the different types of EuroMillions Draws and the Jackpot amount available for each ("Jackpot Prize Fund"), and also explains what happens to the Jackpot if it is not won.
Type of EuroMillions Draw Jackpot Prize Fund* What happens to the Jackpot Prize Fund if there are no winners in the Jackpot Prize Category? EuroMillions Draw 32% of the Common Prize Fund plus any jackpots rolled over from previous weeks and/or extra monies previously allocated from the Reserve Fund It is rolled over and added to the Jackpot Prize Fund for the next EuroMillions Draw (and if relevant, to the EuroMillions Draw after that)* Super Draw One – EuroMillions Super Minimum Jackpot Guarantee Draw (SMJG) A guaranteed minimum amount It is rolled over and added to the Jackpot Prize Fund for the next EuroMillions Draw (and if relevant, to the EuroMillions Draw after that)* Super Draw Two – EuroMillions Event Draw A guaranteed minimum amount It rolls down to the next Prize Category, in the same EuroMillions Draw, where there is at least one winner
*subject to the Jackpot cap (see below).
The Jackpot Prize Fund is shared equally between all EuroMillions winners (across all EuroMillions countries) in the Jackpot Category. Any Jackpot Prize payable to a winner in the UK and Isle of Man will be converted from Euros to pounds sterling (using the exchange rate notified to Camelot by its bankers on the relevant EuroMillions Draw date) and is, therefore, subject to currency fluctuations.
The Jackpot cap for all EuroMillions Draws is fixed at €190 million. This means that if the Jackpot for any EuroMillions Draw reaches this cap, the Jackpot will stay at this amount.
Any prize money that would have increased the Jackpot above the level of the Jackpot cap will roll down to the next Prize Category in that EuroMillions Draw where there is at least one winner, thereby increasing prizes in that lower Prize Category. Once the Jackpot has reached the cap, it can only roll once before it must be won. This means that if the Jackpot is not won on the first EuroMillions Draw when the cap is reached, it will stay at the level of the cap for the next EuroMillions Draw. If the Jackpot is not won in that next EuroMillions Draw, the Jackpot Prize Fund will roll down to the next Prize Category where there is at least one winner.
Camelot and the EuroMillions Partners can change the level of the Jackpot cap at any time.
3. Suspension from participation
If, for any reason, Camelot or any EuroMillions Partner is suspended from taking part in a EuroMillions Draw, players in that EuroMillions country will not be allowed to play in that Draw. If Camelot is suspended, it also means that players in the UK and Isle of Man may not be able to take part in the corresponding Millionaire Raffle Draw.
If Camelot does not take part in a EuroMillions Draw for any reason, it will not be liable to anyone for, including but not limited to:
- a) any failure to contribute to the Common Prize Fund for that EuroMillions Draw, and a resulting reduction in the prize that a EuroMillions Partner would otherwise have paid that person; and/or
- b) any special, indirect or consequential loss suffered by that person.
If a EuroMillions Partner does not take part in a EuroMillions Draw for any reason, Camelot will not be liable to a EuroMillions player in the UK or Isle of Man, or anyone who plays EuroMillions in any other EuroMillions country. This includes, but is not limited to:
- a) liability arising from any failure by a EuroMillions Partner to contribute to the Common Prize Fund and a resulting reduction in the Prize that Camelot would have otherwise paid to a winner in the UK or Isle of Man; and/or
- b) and any special, indirect or consequential loss suffered by that person.
(C) Millionaire Raffle
The Millionaire Raffle prize in each Millionaire Raffle Draw is £1,000,000 (one million pounds) ("Millionaire Raffle Prize"). Camelot can at any time increase the number of Millionaire Raffle Prizes available to be won in a Millionaire Raffle Draw – usually referred to as a "Super Raffle" – or the amount of a Millionaire Raffle Prize.
Fifty per cent of the total value of Millionaire Raffle Entries in a Millionaire Raffle Draw will be available to pay the Millionaire Raffle Prize. Any prize money in excess of that needed to pay the Millionaire Raffle Prize for that Millionaire Raffle Draw will be put in a fund known as the Millionaire Raffle Reserve Fund.
The Millionaire Raffle Reserve Fund will be used if there are not enough funds from sales to pay the Millionaire Raffle Prize in any Millionaire Raffle Draw. It can also be used to increase the amount of a Millionaire Raffle Prize(s) or to fund additional Millionaire Raffle Prizes in a Super Raffle.
1. Winning Millionaire Raffle
If your Millionaire Raffle Entry matches all of the letters and numbers in the exact order chosen in a Millionaire Raffle Draw (reading from left to right), you will win a Millionaire Raffle Prize, subject to the Rules and these Procedures.
As there is a guaranteed winner in each Millionaire Raffle Draw, the odds of winning are one in the total number of Millionaire Raffle Entries for that Millionaire Raffle Draw (except in a Super Raffle – see below). This means that your chances of winning will reduce as more people play EuroMillions and Millionaire Raffle – this is likely to be when EuroMillions rolls, or when there is a EuroMillions Super Draw.
The table below sets out the approximate odds of winning a Millionaire Raffle Prize (where only one Millionaire Raffle Prize is available to be won) when there is no rollover money in the EuroMillions Draw that day ("EuroMillions Base Draw"), when EuroMillions has rolled four times, and in a EuroMillions Super Draw.
Draw Date/Type Approximate Odds of Winning Tuesday – EuroMillions Base Draw
Friday – EuroMillions Base Draw
(based on expected sales of 4.3million Millionaire Raffle entries)
(based on expected sales of 7.7million Millionaire Raffle entries)
Tuesday – EuroMillions 4th rollover
Friday – EuroMillions 4th rollover
(based on expected sales of 5million Millionaire Raffle entries)
(based on expected sales of 8.6million Millionaire Raffle entries)
Tuesday – EuroMillions Super Draw
Friday – EuroMillions Super Draw
(based on expected sales of 11.1million Millionaire Raffle entries)
(based on expected sales of 19.3million Millionaire Raffle entries)
In a Super Raffle, there will be more Millionaire Raffle Prizes available to be won and your chances of winning a Millionaire Raffle Prize will, therefore, change.
2. Millionaire Raffle Entries
Millionaire Raffle Entries are made up of three letters and six numbers, which are generated by Camelot's central computer system. The first character is a letter which indicates when the Millionaire Raffle Entry was bought.
If you buy a Multi-draw Entry for EuroMillions, the same Millionaire Raffle Entry [in that Entry] will be entered into all of the Millionaire Raffle Draws that your Multi-draw Entry is valid for. As a result, there can be a mix of Millionaire Raffle Entries starting with different letters entered into any Millionaire Raffle Draw. As Camelot's automatic draw machine selects a winning Millionaire Raffle Entry at random from all valid entries, each Millionaire Raffle Entry has an equal chance of winning, regardless of whether it was bought on the day of the Millionaire Raffle Draw or a number of weeks in advance.
Without limiting Camelot's liability (set out in Rule 5(D)(5) of the Rules), if there is a Cancelled Draw, Camelot will refund you, if you have bought an Entry only, or an Entry for a Multi-draw for the Cancelled Draw and other Draws, an amount equal to that part of the price paid for the Cancelled Draw.
A refund will usually be paid directly to your National Lottery account but Camelot may choose to pay the refund in a different way. No interest will be paid on refunds made.
No refund will be payable if a Draw has been delayed or postponed.
(E) The Rules
The Rules will apply to the Games, subject to some amendments set out below.
- (1) The words 'and as recorded in writing by a witness' are deleted from Rule 4(F)(4).
- (2) The words 'and in any event subject to a maximum delay of 24 hours' are added at the end of Rule 4(F)(7).
- (3) The second sentence of Rule 4(F)(9) is deleted.
- (4) The words 'and, where appropriate, the relevant exchange rate' are added at the end of Rule 4(G)(2)(d).
- (5) The following is added at the end of Rule 5(D)(5):
'(g) for any errors or omissions in information in respect of the EuroMillions Game (and including any EuroMillions Draw) supplied to the Company by SLE or any EuroMillions Partner (any capitalised words not defined in these Rules being defined in the EuroMillions and Millionaire Raffle Interactive Games Procedures for the UK National Lottery).'
(F) Meaning of Words
Capitalised words and terms in these Procedures have the following meanings.
- Camelot UK Lotteries Limited, a company registered in England & Wales.
- Cancelled Draw:
- Any Draw that does not take place because of the expiry, suspension or withdrawal of either Camelot's licence from the Gambling Commission to run The National Lottery or Camelot's licence from the Gambling Commission to promote the Games; or any Draw that takes place but which UK and Isle of Man players cannot participate in for any reason including, but not limited to, as a result of Camelot's suspension from participation for the reasons set out in Section B(3) above.
- The EuroMillions Draw and the Millionaire Raffle Draw.
- A EuroMillions Entry and a Millionaire Raffle Entry in one or more Draws.
- EuroMillions Draw:
- The process carried out in accordance with the relevant draw procedures established by SLE, which results in the random selection of a set(s) of winning EuroMillions numbers for the EuroMillions game. The winning EuroMillions numbers will be ultimately confirmed by SLE.
- EuroMillions Entry:
- An entry into EuroMillions in the UK or Isle of Man which has been registered as an entry on Camelot's central computer system.
- EuroMillions Partner:
- An organisation outside the UK and Isle of Man that is licensed or otherwise allowed by the relevant authority to promote EuroMillions in its territory.
- Interactive System:
- The system accessed via the Site which is used by Camelot to register prospective players, administer accounts, enable Plays and pay Prizes and Millionaire Raffle Prizes.
- Lucky Dip:
- Seven different numbers (five from the numbers one to fifty inclusive and two from the numbers one to eleven inclusive) selected by Camelot's central computer system on your behalf for entry into a EuroMillions Draw.
- Lucky Star Numbers:
- The two numbers randomly chosen as part of a EuroMillions Draw from the numbers one to eleven inclusive.
- Main Numbers:
- The five numbers randomly chosen as part of a EuroMillions Draw from the numbers one to fifty inclusive.
- Millionaire Raffle Draw:
- The process which results in the random selection by Camelot of a set(s) of winning numbers and letters for the Millionaire Raffle game.
- Millionaire Raffle Entry:
- An entry into Millionaire Raffle which has been registered as an entry on Camelot's central computer system.
- Millionaire Raffle Selection:
- A selection of one unique set of three letters and six numbers chosen by Camelot's central computer system on your behalf.
- The ability to play the Games in the UK and Isle of Man in advance for a maximum of eight Draws (or any other maximum number of Draws decided by Camelot).
- Gambling Commission:
- The Gambling Commission or any other body appointed to regulate The National Lottery from time to time.
- A prize won by an eligible player in the EuroMillions game.
- Select 2 Numbers:
- Two numbers from the area on the EuroMillions play slip that contains the numbers one to eleven inclusive.
- Select 5 Numbers:
- Five numbers from the area on the EuroMillions play slip that contains the numbers one to fifty inclusive.
- The Select 2 Numbers and Select 5 Numbers chosen by you for entry into a EuroMillions Draw, or a Lucky Dip for entry into a EuroMillions Draw.
- The website www.national-lotteryl.co.uk
- Services Aux Loteries En Europe, a société coopérative á responsibilité limitée incorporated in Belgium for the purposes of coordinating and organising the implementation and operation of the EuroMillions game.
- A member of the public who is eligible to play the Games, is eligible to open an account on the Interactive System (according to the criteria set out in the Interactive Account Terms and Conditions) and has opened an account on the Interactive System. It does not include a person whose account on the Interactive System has been terminated, cancelled, suspended or closed.
CONTACT NUMBERS AND ADDRESSES
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