Since the victory of a British player in the last Euromillions draw of 8 October 2019 for a maximum gain of 190 million euros (£ 170 million), hundreds of players, including dozens of comments on, call for a boycott of the British within the Euromillions in view of the sale of the United Kingdom with the European Union. Here is an article to see more clearly about the European lottery and Brexit and especially to hope that the English players continue to play the Euromillions.

Being anxious is a very French feeling and since the publication of the results of the Euromillions of October 8ththis rather negative feeling is very important for French players. If the frustration of not having been the big winner can be understood, the demand for the withdrawal of the British from the Euromillions is completely incoherent, even dangerous for the very survival of the Euromillions.

Brexit and Euromillions: do not confuse political decision and commercial game

Brexit, voted some time ago now and that should come into effect really at the end of October is a political referendum on the subject of the European Union and the exit of the United Kingdom, nothing else …

At least, with regard to the regulations of the Euromillions European lottery, no agreement stipulates that the member countries must belong to the European Union. The lottery, created in February 2004 under the impetus of France, Spain and the United Kingdom is nothing other than a commercial game whose agreement signed between all the members of the community mentions 'a geography context (European continent) and not a geopolitical context as is the case here with Brexit.

The National-Lottery even had to crack an official statement to endorse the doubts, stating in passing that non-resident English players on the ground could also participate online at the Euromillions, as is the case for the all other players from all countries.

Euromillions: Why reject English players would be a suicide for the lottery?

Beyond these undeniable facts that plan to keep the English players in the Euromillions community, wanting them to come out of it would be purely and simply want the death of the European lottery in the medium term.

Indeed, according to our study on participation in the Euromillions published here, the players of the United Kingdom do not stop bet over the years, at least they do not stop taking market shares to other countries European. Today, English players account for more than 30% of the global market, see them no longer play the Euromillions is the assurance of not seeing up the jackpot and see reports are still weaker.

Euromillions: between the euro and the pound sterling, the English report less and win more

On the other hand, if there is an economic reality that catches up with gaming operators, it is the fact that the fall of the pound sterling since the Brexit vote leads to Euromillions gains being greater when they are won. in the UK than before.

For example, a EUR 100 million Euromillions super jackpot was worth £ 70 million in 2015. Today, the same € 100 million jackpot is worth £ 87 million. This situation is particularly contributing to the decline in the foreign exchange inflow of UK players who, with a weak pound sterling, are no longer paying as much as before.

However, this situation due to Brexit should be put in perspective since the euro / pound sterling ratio also rose to € 1 = £ 0.90 between 2009 and 2013 during the economic crisis.

10-year Pound Sterling and Euro Curve

The evolution of the pound sterling and the euro over 10 years. Curve of the course via Boursorama.

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