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Play Responsibly


Playing EuroJackpot should be fun and winning should be exciting - if it feels like a burden, then it's time to decide whether or not you want to continue playing.

Responsible gambling means keeping control of how much you spend and how often, so if your lottery tickets are costing more than you can afford, please consider cutting back.

You should never rely on future winnings to cover your current losses, as there is no guarantee of a big pay-out. If you can't afford to buy the tickets, just don't buy them.

FOMO

For regular players who always choose the same 'lucky' numbers, FOMO - the Fear of Missing Out - can cause them to continue buying tickets week after week, even when they can't really afford it.

It's true, there is a risk that your numbers will come up the first time you don't buy a ticket, but it's very unlikely. Even if they do, you've only lost money you didn't already have - it's not worth putting your financial security at risk for a win that might never come.

The Buzz

For some people, compulsive gambling is about trying to get an adrenaline rush, and this can lead some people to gamble more and more in pursuit of a bigger buzz.

If you think you are addicted to the sensation of gambling, seek professional help. In the UK, you can call the National Gambling Helpline on 0808 8020 133 from 8 am to midnight seven days a week.

We would urge you to close your account completely if you feel unable to control how much you spend on lottery tickets, or on any other form of gambling.

Chasing a Win

Finally, you might feel like you need 'one big win' to clear past gambling debts, but this is unlikely to be the best way to pay off what you owe.

If you are already in debt because of your spending on gambling, the sensible thing to do is to cut off all future bets and wagers and seek professional debt advice to start paying off what you owe through more reliable methods.

You may also have a related gambling addiction, which is likely to need attention in its own right. Speak to friends and family, your doctor, or contact a helpline like the one mentioned above - there is lots of help available and professionals will not judge you for compulsive gambling, they just want to help.

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