What is the UK EuroMillions Lotto? Simply put, it's one of the world's largest lotteries and if you live in the UK, you have no excuse for not having heard of it. You might be excused only if you have been traveling in a remote corner of the globe since 2004, which is when the EuroMillions Lotto launched for the first time.

The date was February 7, 2004, and the participating countries at the time were France, Spain, and the UK (via Camelot). This was designed to be an international lottery from the start, and today it boasts nine member nations, adding Austria, Belgium, Ireland, Luxemboug, Portugal and Switzerland to the original roster of participating countries. Needless to say, there is a lot of scratch to be won with this many Euros contributing to the pot from over 200 million individual players.

All this money adds up, and the EuroMillions Lotto regularly rolls over to incredible sums, often reaching 190 million Euros. Prizes are often shared among several winners, In 2005 a single winner from Ireland, Dolores McNamara, won the entire jackpot, 180 million Euros all for herself. This can and will happen again, it's just a matter of when. And the only way to make sure you're the winner is to play.

What if you don't live in one of the nine countries and can't get a ticket? All is not lost! There is a service out there called TheLotter, which for a small fee buys your ticket for you. This is perfectly legal no matter where you are located. And it's an ideal way to take part in the EuroMillions Lotto without having to cross borders.

The way it works is simplicity itself. You log in and select the particular lottery you want to play. You fill in the numbers you want, and an agent trots over to the kiosk and buys you the actual ticket. You will see it, too, since they will scan it in for you. The ticket remains safe and if you win you simply travel over to the country in which it was purchased, and collect your prize. This service has been growing steadily in popularity over the last few years, and it shows no signs of slowing down.

The benefits inherent in using TheLotter's services are easy to see. You don't have to be living in Timbuktu to take advantage of this service. You could be sitting at your computer in Bromley and suddenly get the urge to buy a ticket because your great aunt Mathilda came to you in a dream as you were dozing off in boredom. But if it's raining cats and dogs outside, you might let her tip go to waste (shame on you!). What you could do instead is have the hapless agent at TheLotter get soaked in your stead.

Of course, the benefits increase once you realize that you're able to buy tickets to any major lottery in the world, no matter where you're located. UK EuroMillions Lotto would be just the tip of the iceberg. So next time great aunt Mathilda whispers the winning numbers to you in a dream, make sure you listen to her.