EuroMillions was launched in February 2004 as a collaboration between the UK, Spain and France. Eight months later, the lotteries of Austria, Belgium, Ireland, Luxembourg, Portugal and Switzerland joined. In England, EuroMillions is part of the National Lottery.
Tickets cost £2.50 each, draws take place twice weekly on Tuesdays and Fridays, and the game includes UK Millionaire Maker, guaranteed to create four brand-new millionaires in the country each week.
The best thing about EuroMillions is the size of the jackpots — they’re the kind that could make you seriously wealthy.
How to play
These crop up throughout the year and include Jackpot Events, some UK-only occasions, and chances to win incredible prizes such as a five-star stay somewhere amazing.
Additionally, several EuroMillions millionaires are created across the continent thanks to special European Millionaire Maker draws.
How it Works
The good news is that this lottery game couldn’t be easier to play. Just choose five numbers between 1 and 50, alongside two Lucky Star numbers between 1 and 12. Not sure which numbers to pick? Use the Lucky Dip feature and get a random line-up.
You’ll be entered into Millionaire Maker automatically with every line of numbers played. Play up to seven lines of numbers on each play slip, and buy up to 10 play slips at once.
Then it’s just a matter of choosing the draws and weeks you want to play. You can do this up to four weeks ahead of your draw, or set up a permanent direct debit.
You can play this game daily between 8 am and 11 pm. If you’re buying a ticket for a particular draw, sales close at 7.30pm on the evening of a Tuesday or Friday draw, before reopening once again at 9 pm for the next one.
Finally, you could start a syndicate to increase both the fun and your chances of winning. You’ll find more information about this on the EuroMillions website.
How Big Is the Jackpot?
The jackpot can be as much as €190m, at which point it’s capped, and, if it hasn’t been won, any extra money in the fund over that sum rolls down to the prize money at the next highest tier of matched numbers where there are winners. This is allowed to occur four times before the €190m has to be won.
If after this, the fund is still unclaimed, the €190m rolls down to the next tier where there are winners.
EuroMillions Prize Structure
Match five main numbers plus two Lucky Stars to land the jackpot. Prizes are shared equally between all winners if there’s more than one jackpot winner. Match the UK Millionaire Maker code and land £1,000,000.
If you’re incredibly lucky, you could even win the Millionaire Maker as well as the jackpot on a single ticket.
There’s a sliding scale of prizes from £227,848.80 for matching five main numbers and one Lucky Star, all the way down to £3.30 for matching two main numbers.