The one question on everyone’s mind post Brexit is ‘will I still be able to play Euromillions in post-Brexit Britain?’ Well, the simple answer to this question is…Yes!
Euromillions is operated by Camelot who also operates the UK National Lottery, and as far as they’re concerned it’s business, as usual, every Tuesday and Friday. The Euromillions operates in nine European countries and members of the EU is not a requirement. Switzerland for example is one of the nine. The agreement is between lottery operators and not between governments. The founding members of the Euro Lottery are the UK National Lottery together with the French and Spanish. The lottery is available in three currencies, Euros, Pounds and Swiss Francs.
So fear not lotto players. Euromillions will still be creating lottery winners long after Post Brexit Britain stops trending on social media. The only thing likely to happen is that the prizes may get smaller. This is because as the prizes are calculated in Euros the fluctuation in the exchange rate may have an effect. However, it is likely that this will only be a short term thing. It may also be that some people will stop buying tickets as an irrational reaction to the result of the vote. This too will pass and after a few months, ticket sales will rise. Of course, if you are lucky enough to win a share of over £100 million I suppose the odd £1 million here or there hardly makes a difference.