This Christmas sees the UK Lotto offer 500 players a festive treat with a special Christmas Lotto Raffle draw on Wednesday 25th December 2013 with 500 raffle prizes, each worth £20,000, to be won!
Deck the halls with boughs of moolah! The 2012 festive season is nearly upon us, which means our attention is turned towards the upcoming Christmas Lottery Draws with a particular focus on the EuroMillions which sees the second Christmas draw since this pan-European lottery was launched. December sees the start of various promotions and special games from lotteries all around the world, which can mean only one thing for players – the chance to have a very merry Christmas indeed!
We take a speculative look at what the Chrimbo season could have in store for UK lottery players based on previous years, as we see if “yule” be one of the lucky winners this Noel!
Christmas EuroMillions Draw
In the UK, EuroMillions organisers have confirmed that there will be a repeat of the Christmas UK Millionaire Raffle this year, where 50 ticket holders will win an instant £1 million through the EuroMillions Millionaire Raffle. The EuroMillions will make 25 Christmas Millionaires on Christmas Day, followed by another 25 on New Year’s Day as there will be a EuroMillions New Year’s Day draw– which will certainly make 2013 a Happy New Year for those 50 players! To find out more about the Christmas EuroMillions draw visit www.euro-millions.com.
For the second time in EuroMillions history we will see a Christmas EuroMillions draw this year which means players could be in for something special. Who could forget last year’s EuroMillions UK Millionaire Raffle Christmas special? The raffle made history at the time for creating the most millionaires in one month, with a whopping 50 £1 million prizes give out to players between Friday 25th November 2011 and Friday 23rd December 2011. The Raffle culminated in a whopping 25 players being made millionaires on Christmas Eve-Eve, which made this a show stopping Advent period for players all over the UK!
Christmas Lotto Draw
The UK Lotto takes place on a Wednesday and Saturday evening, which means this year we will see a Boxing Day Christmas Lotto draw. Whilst it is impossible to currently predict what the jackpot would be, as we have no idea whether we will see a rollover jackpot or a brand new prize, it is certain that winning even the midweek average of £2 million will help any jackpot winner see in 2013 in style!
The UK Lotto also usually runs a series of festive scratchcards, often featuring jolly St Nick himself, or a scene filled with Christmas treats, such as the Snow Me The Money game in 2011. With high jackpots often topping £100,000, this can be a quick and fun way to introduce some yuletide fun into your weekly Lotto game. For more information on the UK Lotto head to National-Lottery.com.
Irish Lottery Christmas Millionaire Raffle
Throughout the year the Irish Lottery hold special Millionaire Raffle draws however the one at Christmas is always the largest. This year the Irish Lottery Christmas Millionaire Raffle draw takes place on New Year's Eve and has a staggering amount of prizes available to win.
Last year on Christmas Eve this draw saw players in with the chance to win one of seven different cash prizes, ranging from €500 to €1 million! This year sees the Irish Lottery hold its special Christmas Millionaire Raffle on the 31st December 2012 and just like last year has a total of 2,236 prizes on offer to win. The top prize is worth an impressive €1 million and then there are six additional prizes available to win. The prize breakdown for this Christmas Millionaire Raffle is:
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Tickets for this special festive draw are limited so make sure you get yours early and who knows you could end up winning yourself a stocking full of cash! irish.national-lottery.com provides you more information about this Christmas Millionaire Raffle draw.
Christmas Health Lottery Draw
The Health Lottery was only launched in October 2011, so has seen just one visit from Santa so far. However Christmas 2011 did see the Health Lottery hold a special SuperDraw on Christmas Eve, which saw one lucky winner scoop a £200,000 jackpot. This will certainly help ease those January blues, in our opinion, so we are eagerly awaiting their plans for this upcoming Advent season.
With the addition of the Wednesday Health Lottery we will see a Boxing Day Health Lottery draw will a boosted jackpot, although nothing has been yet confirmed from the Health Lottery officials.