Meet the Team
There’s a lot of work going on behind the scenes to ensure that the website is up to date with accurate information for you. Meet the team who make it happen:
Sam is our lottery expert content writer with 20+ years experience in the industry. He’s previously appeared on the BBC lottery programme and was a Lottery Guru for national newspapers including the Daily Mail.
Recent articles by Sam:
- Systems and Strategies
- Picking Lottery Numbers
Sam has been with us from the start providing invaluable expertise of the industry and countless cups of coffee. As a writer, Sam has a history in print publication, including the best-selling book ‘The National Lottery Book: Winning Strategies’.
Lewis is an experienced writer in several different areas, with an in-depth knowledge of how lotteries work.
Recent articles by Lewis:
- UK Player Wins £79 Million EuroMillions Jackpot
- Fourth EuroMillions Superdraw of 2020 Set for 20th November
- Which EuroMillions Country is the Most Successful?
Lewis’ background as a sports writer helped him to gain an understanding of odds and betting strategies, before he joined the team several years ago. He prides himself on his knowledge of all things EuroMillions, even trivia about the biggest winners!
George has worked in the lottery industry for over seven years and has an in-depth knowledge on local and foreign lotteries.
Recent articles by George:
- £57.8M EuroMillions Jackpot Won in the UK
- EuroMillions Prizes Changing from 1st February 2020
- UK EuroMillions Player Wins £40 Million Jackpot
George joined Euro-Millions.com at the start of his professional career and specialises in Search Engine Optimisation. He is also certified in Google Analytics and plays a big part in day-to-day management of the site, such as running social media campaigns and being part of the results verification team.
Alex is a specialist author and money editor, who contributes his financial knowledge across the site and vets all news articles to guarantee accuracy.
Recent articles by Alex:
- Are EuroMillions winnings taxed?
- How to claim lottery prizes
- How to spend £100 million
Alex Kiam is our resident financial whizz and the go-to guy for anything involving numbers. Having previously published books such as ‘Understand Financial Risk and Analysis in a Day’, Alex regularly contributes towards helpful articles on Euro-Millions.com.
Jim is a freelance content writer, blogger and voiceover who loves finding interesting stories from the world’s favourite lotteries.
Recent articles by Jim:
- Can I Play EuroMillions and Claim Prizes in Another Country?
- Your Big Rollover EuroMillions Questions Answered
- Next European Millionaire Maker Draw Announced for 23rd February 2018
Jim writes articles about everything to do with EuroMillions, from information on the latest game rule changes to stories about the lottery’s biggest winners. He also provides the voiceover for some of the Euro-Millions.com videos found on this site.
|Up to €99||Prizes are paid directly into your online account.|
|Between €100 and €500||Prizes are sent by cheque to your registered home address.|
|Between €501 and €9,999||Prizes are paid by cheque once a claim form has been completed.|
|Over €10,000||Prizes must be collected in person from National Lottery headquarters in Dublin. A cheque will be presented once the win has been validated.|
|Prize Total||Authorised Retailer|
|Up to €100||Smaller prizes can be claimed from any authorised lottery retailer. Some retailers can also pay out prizes of up to €2,500 if funds are available.|
|Between €100 and €15,000||Visit any lottery claim centre around the country to pick up your prize.|
You must visit the lottery headquarters in Dublin to claim your prize. Alternatively, you can claim lower awards by sending your ticket by post* to lottery headquarters.
If you have won the jackpot, the Match 5+1 Star prize or the top EuroMillions Plus award of €500,000, you should ring the lottery straight away on 01- 836 4444.
EuroMillions players in Ireland have 90 days to claim any prizes.
|Up to and including £500||Prizes will be paid directly into your National Lottery account shortly after the draw and the winnings can either be transferred into your bank account or used to fund future ticket purchases.|
|Over £500 up to £30,000||You will need to confirm during the claim period (180 days from the date of the draw) that the prize should be transferred into your bank account via the debit card registered to your online account.|
|Over £30,000 up to £50,000||These prizes can be claimed by calling the National Lottery Customer Care Team on 0333 234 44 33 to arrange payment of your winnings. Please have your ticket or play number and account details to hand.|
|Over £50,000||You will need to contact the National Lottery Customer Care Team on 0333 234 44 33 to claim your prize. A National Lottery representative will arrange for you to receive your prize in person at an agreed location such as your home or a Regional Lottery Centre.|
|Direct Debit||If you play online via Direct Debit and win a prize up to and including £50,000, the prize money will be transferred into your bank account via a transfer or cheque.|
|Prize Total||Authorised Retailer|
|Up to £100||Prizes can be claimed from any official lottery retailer.|
|Over £100 up to £500||Can be claimed from any authorised retailer provided that they have sufficient funds available and that your ticket has not yet been validated. If your ticket has already been validated then you must return to the retailer who originally validated your ticket or claim your prize at a National Lottery affiliated Post Office.|
|Over £500 up to £50,000||
Can be claimed either at a National Lottery affiliated Post Office or by sending your winning ticket and completed claim form (for prizes over £500 only) by post* to:
The National Lottery
Claim forms are available from some retailers or by contacting the National Lottery on 0333 234 50 50.
|Over £50,000||You must first contact the National Lottery and arrange for your prize to be awarded at an agreed location such as your home or Regional Lottery Centre. You will be required to provide proof of identity and complete a claim form in order to receive your prize.|
EuroMillions players in the UK have 180 days to claim any prizes.