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Overview of PlayEuroMillions

PlayEuroMillions is a very promising – but flawed – lottery site.

It’s easy to think that they are yet another run-of-the-mill lottery site with nothing new to offer. You’d be wrong though. Like most lotteries, PlayEuroMillions also offer a decent selection of games that include the most popular lotteries, a ton of accepted payment methods and a zero-commission stance. But, they also offer a few unique features, such as the various play options that slightly alters how you play. The way they claim prizes on a player’s behalf is also noteworthy – and rare among lottery sites. All good stuff.

On the other hand, I’m not too keen on rooting for PlayEuroMillions so easily as they stumble in several key areas. For starters, players who enjoy playing syndicates, raffles or scratch cards are going to be disappointed; only good ol’ single play games are featured here. Plus, the company doesn’t scan official tickets nor do they offer official lottery entries for all their games (i.e. some games have you simply betting on the outcome). To top it all off, their website isn’t very user-friendly in some areas, which left me a bit disappointed. PlayEuroMillions shows promise though.

Number of Lotteries: 14

US Powerball Mega Millions
Super Ena Max Euromillions
SuperEnalotto Oz Powerball
UK Lottery EuroJackpot
La Primitiva El Gordo
France Loto Oz Lotto
Lotto 6aus49 Mega Sena

PlayEuroMillions Promotions and Bonuses

Referral program

Birthday bonuses

LottoPoints loyalty program

Free SuperEna Max entries upon sign-up

Free entries on first purchase

Various competitions

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Overall
3.2
/5

Registration
4.0
/5

Bonuses, Promotions, and Games
3.5
/5

Trust and Security
4.0
/5

Experience (Interface and Ease of Use)
2.0
/5

Payment/Withdrawal Options
3.0
/5

Customer Support
3.5
/5

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Registration
4.0

Joining PlayEuroMillions is simple and hassle-free.

You only need to provide a few of your personal details to create an account and start playing. I also liked that they allow more countries than most sites. Are you from India or United States? You can create an account with PlayEuroMillions! Of course, if you live in a state where online lottery is illegal, play at your own risk!

Bonuses, Promotions, and Games
3.5

Regular Lottery Games

PlayEuroMillions’ game selection may not be the most varied out there, but their offering includes some the most popular games – with some of the biggest jackpots – around.

Yes – PlayEuroMillions does not offer any other game type (like syndicates or raffles) but what you get is pretty decent. The company offers access to big games like the US Powerball, Mega Millions, Euromillions, Super Ena Max, and SuperEnalotto, but they also feature other less-popular games. As a result, you get a good enough mix of games (though certainly not the best out there). Check them out below:

Lottery Games

US Powerball Mega Millions
Super Ena Max Euromillions
SuperEnalotto Oz Powerball
UK Lottery EuroJackpot
La Primitiva El Gordo
France Loto Oz Lotto
Lotto 6aus49 Mega Sena

 

There’s a pretty big caveat though: If you come across a game whose posted jackpot on PlayEuroMillions is larger than the official lottery’s, it means that you will be simply betting on the outcome of the game. In other words, your ticket isn’t an “official” entry into the lottery.

On one hand, you stand to win an even bigger jackpot (since PlayEuroMillions adds some extra money to entice even more players). On the other, you won’t be an official entrant into the lottery game. They have a pretty good payout record, but wouldn’t you rather be entered to an official lottery game? I know I would.


Promotions

Players who love a good deal (like, say, everyone!) will be happy to know that PlayEuroMillions offers various promotions.

Here are the different promos they are offering:

  • Free Entries: You can get free SuperEna Max entries after signing up, and 20 free entries on your first purchase (that is, if you use a non-credit card payment method to buy the tickets).
  • Tell-a-Friend: Refer your friends to PlayEuroMillions and if they register and play, you will get 5 SuperEna Max entries for free.
  • Birthday Bonus: Make sure to provide the correct date of your birth upon sign-up because PlayEuroMillions is known for giving special surprises on their players’ birthdays.
  • LottoPoints Rewards Program: For every non-discounted purchase, players can earn points that they can then exchange for lottery tickets once a certain threshold is reached.
  • Competitions: PlayEuroMillions constantly holds competitions that reward winners with holidays, gadgets or simply just cash.

Trust and Security
4.0

As far as safety is concerned, PlayEuroMillions doesn’t disappoint.

First off, they utilize Comodo SSL to secure connections so players won’t have to worry about their transactional details falling into the wrong hands. They also have an active e-gaming license provided by Antillephone N.V., and is authorized by    the government of Curacao. Finally, SRC Security Research & Consulting also gave the site a thumbs up, so you can be sure that PlayEuroMillions is a legitimate lottery site.

Experience (Interface and Ease of Use)
2.0

Lottery Education Materials

PlayEuroMillions’ education materials are quite good – though not particularly exhaustive compared to some lottery sites.

For the most part, they do deliver. Each lottery game page provides just enough information for you to become familiar with each one. For instance, you can learn about a game’s history, mechanics, and prize structure when you visit their respective game pages. If it’s your first time playing lottery online, you can also find a general “How to Play” article located elsewhere on PlayEuroMillions’ website. That’s all there is though – so don’t expect to find a lotto dictionary or more in-depth comparisons of their games like what other sites do. That’s fine though, since the information provided here is just right.


Ease of Use

As you’ve probably gleaned earlier on in this article, PlayEuroMillions’ website is a bit of a mixed bag.

Don’t get me wrong, their website isn’t exactly a mess. It’s just that some parts are just not as well-thought out as the rest. At first glance, it looks and feels like any other lottery site – but going to the  lottery games themselves, as I mentioned earlier, can be a bit confusing.

PlayEuroMillions Quick Purchase

It's easy to mistake the quick purchase options for PlayEuroMillions' full, dedicated game pages.

They don’t really make the distinction between the two main lottery game pages all that clear. As such, it’s easy to find yourself in their quick purchases page and miss out on all the options available to you in their full dedicated game pages.

Other than that, however, PlayEuroMillions’ website is generally reasy to use. Each lottery game page, for example, sports a “Take a Tour” feature. When activated, small pop-up windows automatically appear, containing brief explanations that teach you how to use their game page.

PlayEuroMillions Take a Tour

The "Take a Tour" feature should come in handy for newcomers.

Meanwhile, if you aren’t particularly fluent in English, it’s also good to know that you can switch between 10 other languages. They support languages such as Russian, Polish, Swedish, Portuguese, German, Czech, Romanian, Spanish, French and Magyar.


Game Options

One of the more unique features that PlayEuroMillions offer are their various game options.

These options range from bundles to ones that can change how you play. Check them out below:

  • Rapid Play – This option allows you to play all draws for the lottery of your choosing. You can choose whether to enter all draws in a month, in a week, or your own custom time period.
  • Standard Bundle – This option allows you to purchase bundles that encompass their entire game collection. You can choose to purchase bundles for one or four weeks of play, or for three, six or twelve months’ worth of entries.
  • Super7 Bundle – This option allows you to choose seven lotteries to enter for a week, a month, three months, six months, or an entire year.
  • Big 5 Bundle – This option allows you to purchase a bundle package of the five biggest lotteries, which grants you entry to all draws for over a week, a month, three months, six months, or a year.
  • IntelliPlay – This option allows you to set certain parameters which, if met, automatically submits an entry on your behalf. For example, you can set it so that you only enter whenever a Powerball jackpot rolls over several times.
  • Extra Numbers – This option does exactly as the name suggests: allow you to play up to 3 extra numbers on top of the ones you have already chosen.

Playing

Purchasing tickets is quite easy – if you manage to get past the website’s slightly unintuitive layout.

Here’s how:

  1. Log in to your account.
  2. Choose from any of the available lottery games. You can do so via 3 ways:
  • Go to the front page and scroll down for the list of lotteries. Choose your game and click on the green “Play Now” button.
  • Go to the main navigation menu, and click on the green “Play Now” button next to the “How to Play” button. You will be taken to a page where all lottery games are listed, and you can quickly choose your numbers. Take note that options are limited – this is intended for quick purchases.
  • Scroll down to the very bottom of the website, where you will see links to all the lottery games. These links will take you to each lottery’s full, dedicated game pages.
  1. Pick your numbers – either manually or via Quick Pick. You can also use Quick Pick to automatically choose numbers for multiple entries.
  2. Select the draw dates and how many draws you wish to participate in.
  3. Click on the green “Add to Cart” button and then the “Checkout” button.
  4. Review your purchase and click on “Continue to Payment” once you are satisfied.
  5. Select your payment method.
  6. Complete your purchase once you are done.

Payment/Withdrawal Options
3.0

Banking is one of PlayEuroMillions’ strengths.

Currently, they accept a whopping 25 payment methods. A little shy of theLotter’s and WinTrillions’ 30+ accepted payment methods, but it is still impressive. More importantly, it should make depositing much more convenient for a lot of people. Here are the deposit options available:

Deposit

PlayEuroMillions accepts a good variety of payment methods.

Accepted Payment Methods
Visa MasterCard EntroPay EFT/Bank Transfer NETeller
Skrill ePay.bg WebMoney Neosurf Abaqoos
Moneta POLi DineroMail Euteller Giropay
Boleto Bancário Przelewy24 Sofort-Überweisung EPS Trustly
Qiwi Wallet PayU HalCash AstroPay PaySafeCard

 

Take note that only the supported payment methods in your country will be displayed in your account, so you may not see all of these options when you are depositing.

Withdrawal

There isn’t as much withdrawal methods as there are deposit options though.

Players can simply fill out a short form in order to claim winnings via EFT or bank wire. For certain countries where they don’t have a local bank account, however, PlayEuroMillions may not be able to execute a conventional EFT. In cases like this, they will turn to international bank wire or, if all else fails, simply issue a check. You can also choose NETeller or Skrill as your preferred withdrawal method.


Winning

Unlike other lottery sites, PlayEuroMillions claims all prizes on a player’s behalf – including the jackpot.

That’s right – you don’t need to travel far to collect your winnings. All prizes, however big or small, are automatically deposited to your account. Smaller wins appear faster in your account, while bigger wins – such as jackpots – take longer. Jackpot winners need only fill out forms that PlayEuroMillions will send.

Meanwhile, all winners are notified automatically via email, while jackpot winners will receive a call from one of the website’s agents. They will also set you up with an independent financial adviser to help you out.

Customer Support
3.5

Live Support
Yes

Phone Support
Yes

I was impressed by PlayEuroMillions’ customer service.

On top of a fairly meaty FAQ section, it’s also very easy to get in touch with their support agents if your concern/s cannot be solved by self-help measures. They offer dedicated phone lines for residents of UK, Poland, Sweden, Spain, Argentina, Brazil, France, Romania, Hungary, and Czech Republic. Beyond that, you can also get in touch with them via an online contact form, direct email, and live chat.

I tried reaching out to them via live chat, and I was paired up with an agent almost instantly. The agent, Dorshel, was pretty cordial and helpful – and, more importantly, she provided in-depth information about my query. Overall, I was pretty happy with their support.

Bottom Line for PlayEuroMillions

Overall: 3.2

Good, a solid choice.
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