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What Happens When You Win The EuroMillions?

What Happens When You Win The EuroMillions?

If you want to know what happens when you win the EuroMillions then read on! 

In this Wizard Slots blog post, we’ll go through how a EuroMillions lottery win is paid, how long it takes to receive and whether you can keep your win anonymous.

How Quickly Does The National Lottery Email You If You Win? 

The National Lottery EuroMillions draw takes place every Tuesday and Friday at around 8 pm. If you buy your lottery tickets online, you should receive an email if you win.

A winning EuroMillions email is typically sent a few hours after the draw. If you can’t wait, you can check your National Lottery account or watch the draw at 8 pm to see if you have any winning numbers.

A winning EuroMillions National Lottery email will be sent by the National Lottery and will typically have a subject line of “News about your ticket”. The email then states that you have won a prize in the lottery and to sign into your account to find out more.

The email does not detail how much you have won on the EuroMillions, so you must log in to your account to find out more. 

Be mindful and try not to click on any links in your email, as there are many scams out there. It’s always best to go directly to the National Lottery website for more information about your prize win.

Do You Get The Full Amount Paid As a Lump Sum? 

When someone wins the EuroMillions lottery in the UK, the total amount is always paid as a lump sum. This rule applies no matter what the size of the prize is. Whether you win £1,000, £1 million or £23 million, your winnings will always be paid as a lump sum.

How Do You Receive EuroMillions Winnings? 

You have 180 days to claim your winnings starting from the day of the EuroMillions draw. If you claim after this time, you, unfortunately, won’t be eligible to claim your winnings. So, it’s always best to make a claim right away!

To claim your EuroMillions win, contact the National Lottery via telephone. During your initial phone call, the National Lottery advisor will set up a meeting with a member of the Camelot team. 

The meeting will take place in your home, or another agreed location. In this meeting, the Camelot advisor will verify your win. To do this, you must usually show your winning lottery ticket and 2 forms of identification. Once your win has been verified, your prize payment will be arranged.

How Long Does It Take To Get The Money? 

During your validation appointment, it is advised that you set up a new private bank account for your winnings to go into. The reason for this is to protect your privacy, and there are particular banks that have teams that specifically work with lottery winners

Once your win has been verified and your new bank account is set up, your win will be transferred within 48 hours. If you need advice, the National Lottery advisors are there to help. However, once your win has entered your bank account, you can spend your winnings as you like!

How Much Tax Do You Pay on The EuroMillions In The UK? 

In the UK, you don’t pay any tax on National Lottery wins, and this includes the EuroMillions, too. The prize stated is the exact amount you will receive and see in your bank account. No matter how big your win is, you will not have to pay tax.

Can You Claim EuroMillions Anonymously? 

Yes. You can absolutely claim your EuroMillions win anonymously if you wish. Whether you choose to keep your win private or go public is completely your decision. Your National Lottery advisor will go through the pros and cons with you to help you make the right decision.

*All values (Bet Levels, Maximum Wins, etc.) mentioned in relation to these games are subject to change at any time.