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Alternative Ways to Choose Your EuroMillions Numbers

Alternative Ways to Choose Your EuroMillions Numbers
Updated: Friday 6th October 2017

It is safe to say that jackpot fever has well and truly swept the nation as EuroMillions players from Land’s End to John O’Groats attempt to get their hands on a £168 million jackpot. Unfortunately, this sudden surge for online tickets left a number of players unable to participate in Tuesday night’s draw, with demand causing the UK National Lottery’s website to crash in the run up to the draw, so what are the alternatives when it comes to taking part this Friday?

It can’t have escaped your notice that the EuroMillions prize pot is bulging, and with an overly-full pot comes a mad dash for tickets, with many players eager to snap up a last minute entry. Even the National Lottery’s Senior Winners’ Advisor, Andy Carter, was rolled out to prompt members of the public to grab their playslips in plenty of time.

However, the lottery frontman’s words went unheeded as thousands of jackpot-hopefuls overwhelmed the National Lottery’s online service. This is an irritating scenario to face at any time, nevermind when there is a nine-figure sum on the table. But don’t worry, as there are a number of alternative routes you can take on your journey to jackpot joy. 

Buy a Physical Ticket

Yes, the introduction of online play should make our lives a lot easier, but when technology fails us it’s time to return to simpler times. Heading down to your local supermarket or corner shop might be a hassle, but as soon as you have bought your entry you can relax, safe in the knowledge that you could soon be celebrating a big EuroMillions win. No more tapping refresh every couple of seconds.

Of course, there are disadvantages of playing this way. There could be legions of players patiently queuing for exactly the same reason or the lottery terminal could be down, all factors that might prevent you from landing your ticket in time for the draw.

Use a Lottery Concierge Service

If you’re struggling to purchase your entry online in your usual manner, why not opt for something a little different? Playing through a lottery concierge service such as theLotter or WinTrillions allows you to bypass the crowds and have a lottery representative purchase a ticket on your behalf; they will then be send a scanned copy of your entry via email. Simply register an account, choose your numbers and pay for your entry.

There are plenty of positives to playing your lucky numbers this way. Firstly, there’s no need to wait in line for your entry as you would if you headed to an authorised retailer. Secondly, as you are taking part online, any worries about losing your ticket are laid to rest as your entry is stored safely online. However, in order to give the agent enough time to pick up your ticket, you need to have your order in earlier than traditional online lottery players.

Lottery Betting

You could also head off-piste in your search of glory by selecting your numbers through a lottery betting service such as Jackpot.com. Placing a wager on your chosen numbers is completely legal, safe and secure and allows you to win exactly the same prizes as you would if you played a regular ticket. 

This system is similar to playing through a lottery concierge service, but instead of a lottery representative purchasing a ticket on your behalf, a bet is placed, the details of which are sent to your registered email. As with a concierge service, you don’t need to worry about losing your ticket or missing out on your winnings as all these matters are handled digitally, but you can choose your numbers up until 7pm on the day of the draw. It really is the stress-free way to take part in any EuroMillions draw.

Take Part This Friday

This Friday’s jackpot of £170 million is not one to be missed, so now you’re aware of the different ways in which you can participate, don’t delay and pick your numbers today. You could be celebrating becoming the biggest jackpot winner this country has ever seen. Good luck!

Published: Wednesday 4th October 2017

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