EuroMillions Advance Play Available Again In Ireland
As the first phase of the Irish government’s plan to ease its lockdown begins, EuroMillions is also returning to normal following a period of uncertainty. There are no longer any limits on advance play, while tickets are back on sale in all of the participating countries.
Tickets have remained on sale in Ireland throughout the coronavirus pandemic, but there were temporary restrictions on entering multiple consecutive draws. For a few weeks, you could only purchase tickets for the next draw and it was not possible to play further in advance.
These limits were set due to uncertainty over whether draws could continue to be held safely every Tuesday and Friday. The schedule has remained unaffected and there is now more confidence that draws will carry on as normal, with the situation gradually improving across Europe. If you like to play EuroMillions in advance, you can enter one, two, four, six or eight draws in a row once again.
France, where EuroMillions draws take place, is slowly easing its lockdown. Ireland is following suit, with more people returning to work from Monday and groups of up to four people now allowed to meet outdoors.
Spain was the only participating EuroMillions country where ticket sales were suspended, but national lottery operator Loterías y Apuestas del Estado has now started to offer the game again.
Just as restrictions began to ease, the EuroMillions draw on Friday 15th May produced the biggest jackpot win since February. The winning ticket, worth more than €72 million was sold in France.
There were over 55,000 Irish winners in the latest draw, including one player who matched five main numbers to pocket €22,000. Ten ticket holders also won €5,000 each in the Ireland Only Raffle, while there were over 3,000 prizes given away in EuroMillions Plus.
You can try and win the next jackpot of €17 million by purchasing tickets from a retailer or taking part online.
18th May 2020