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Anyone else thinking of Euromillions?

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Posted: January 2, 2006, 6:38 pm - IP Logged

Currently it's 58 million pounds ($100 mil)

next rollover if it occurs would be 68 million pounds ($117 mil)

rollover after that would equal the record for euromillions at ~80 million pounds ($135 mil)

it's tax free (at least in Europe) and all cash. If it rolls over on Friday I'm definitly getting tickets although I doubt it will roll much after that. At least there is the handly link now for ordering them. Odds are only 76 million to one (bad, but better than MM and Powerball)

I'm hoping for a rollover at this point.

Game is pick 1-50 (5) plus 2 numbers 1-9 

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    dvdiva,

    If you're considering tickets, I would highly recommend not waiting any longer.  Be sure to get them for this Friday's drawing.

    Most people don't realize how HUGE that jackpot really is.

    It's ALL CASH and TAX FREE.

    So what does that mean?  If you think about it in terms of a big Mega Millions or Powerball jackpot, they would have to be somewhere around $350 million - $370 million to get an after-tax cash prize of that much.

    Plus, as you mentioned, the odds of winning Euro Millions are MUCH BETTER than MM or PB, and there are FOURTEEN prize levels, instead of nine for MM and PB.

    If you win the jackpot, your prize is already in another country, so you're only taxed on what you actually bring into the USA.

    How great is that??

     

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      Excellent advice! Odds due seem appealing!

      Not to thrilled that the cash must stay overseas in order to guard from Uncle Sam. Its probably at the highest tax bracket if any of it is introduced into the US Banks....*sigH*. Best wishes to whoever taps that jackpot and is graced with fortune!

       

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        just for your info guys you have to be a resident of one of the participating countries in order to claim the prize. you may currently be residing elsewhere and it is not necessary to be a passport holder of the same though. I hope it rolls one more time. Won 20 pounds on it last week.

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          It would be appealing, but $5 a ticket seems a bit pricey.

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            just for your info guys you have to be a resident of one of the participating countries in order to claim the prize. you may currently be residing elsewhere and it is not necessary to be a passport holder of the same though. I hope it rolls one more time. Won 20 pounds on it last week.

            Hi shalini:

            If you have to be a resident of one of the countries it wouldn't do much good to win it, seems to me.  That dampens my enthusiasm a bit.

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              Well since this web site has a link to Prime Ticket Service perhaps they can shed some light as to wether you have to be a resident of one of the participating countries.

               

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                Posted: January 2, 2006, 11:46 pm - IP Logged

                just for your info guys you have to be a resident of one of the participating countries in order to claim the prize. you may currently be residing elsewhere and it is not necessary to be a passport holder of the same though. I hope it rolls one more time. Won 20 pounds on it last week.

                That is totally untrue!  It's really not a good idea to make statements like that when you're not in possession of the facts.

                 

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                  Well since this web site has a link to Prime Ticket Service perhaps they can shed some light as to wether you have to be a resident of one of the participating countries.

                   

                  Thanks and Happy New Year to All.........Big Smile 

                  When you hear an off-the-wall statement like that you should be skeptical of the claim.  In this case you have very good reason to be skeptical.  Some people just state things as if they are fact, not realizing that their words are taken literally on a forum web site, and some people may believe them at face value.

                  No, you don't have to be a citizen of one of the countries to claim a prize.

                   

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                    Thanks for verifying my question Todd.  I live in Michigan and I know I can go to Canada, buy tickets, and win jackpots in that country without having to live there.  Just trying to hide the money from Uncle Sam would be the problem.

                     

                    LOL, Fraser 

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                      I read thru the entire website and it did not state anything like that.  As a matter of fact, it stated they have employees posted in each of the countries to purchase the lottery tickets for you and can actually "claim" them and/or send you the information on how to claim larger prizes.

                      I believe it stated if you won up to $600, they would deposit your winnings (minus commission) into your account and you could re-use it to purchase more tickets or withdraw it.

                      Also, you must purchase a minimum of 5 tickets, plus pay $7.50 for fees.  Total $12.50

                      Did I say all this correctly Todd?

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                        just for your info guys you have to be a resident of one of the participating countries in order to claim the prize. you may currently be residing elsewhere and it is not necessary to be a passport holder of the same though. I hope it rolls one more time. Won 20 pounds on it last week.

                        That is totally untrue!  It's really not a good idea to make statements like that when you're not in possession of the facts.

                        Todd, these are the rules of the Euromillions. You can check it on their website. And, also I think the last bit of your remark is totally uncalled for.

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                          Posted: January 3, 2006, 12:38 am - IP Logged

                          What's the official web site shalini.

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                            I'm trying to locate the site I read it on. Give me a few minutes to find it and get back to you guys. I know I didn't imagine this info. I did read it somewhere. I play it through the national lotto site but I don't think I read the rule there. I'll just get back to you.

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                              just for your info guys you have to be a resident of one of the participating countries in order to claim the prize. you may currently be residing elsewhere and it is not necessary to be a passport holder of the same though. I hope it rolls one more time. Won 20 pounds on it last week.

                               

                              Shalini,


                              Your remark sounds very interesting to me. Does that imply, for example, that an international tourist can not claim the prize, if won, in his/her name even with a proper identification such as passport? Or, is that limited only to online play through UK National-Lottery online account? (As I understand it, online plays are open generally to those residents of UK only.)


                              I am asking this because, just having read the so comprehensive Terms and Conditions of the UK National-Lottery, I failed to find any such clause, though I might have skipped inadvertently.


                              The Terms and Conditions may be found by clicking "Terms and Conditions" which appears on the bottom of the following UK National-Lottery site.


                              http://www.national-lottery.co.uk/player/p/promotions/promotions.do?promo=helparea



                              (may possibly irrelevant to the issue, but just for reference from an international perspective, here is, as I remember, what Korean press reported last year: 'as of 2005 Kookmin Bank, operating Korean Lotto 645 under a licence from the Korean government, announced that 4 different foreigners hit jackpots, $16 million in total, and of course legitimately claimed the prizes. Most of them were from Southeast Asian countries.' It was known that most of them have gone back to their own countries.)

                               

                              Good luck!