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.
LottoPoints loyalty program
Free SuperEna Max entries upon sign-up
Free entries on first purchase
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!
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:
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
Purchasing tickets is quite easy – if you manage to get past the website’s slightly unintuitive layout.
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:
PlayEuroMillions accepts a good variety of payment methods.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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