EuroMillions is played in nine European countries and can generate jackpots in excess of €100 million. Players must select five main numbers from a pool of 1 to 50 and two Lucky Star numbers from a pool of 1 to 12. To win the jackpot, players must match all five main numbers and two Lucky Stars drawn. There are twelve other prize tiers on offer, starting from matching a minimum of two main numbers.
EuroMillions jackpots start at a minimum of €17 million and have a cap of €190 million. To date, the EuroMillions jackpot has reached €190 million on two occasions – once in August 2012, when the top prize was won by Adrian and Gillian Bayford of Suffolk, UK, and again in October 2014, when the jackpot was won by a Portuguese player from Castelo Branco.
The participating EuroMillions countries are Austria, Belgium, France, Ireland, Luxembourg, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland and the UK. Draws are held in Paris on Tuesday and Friday evenings.
This EuroMillions data includes all draws up to and including Tuesday 17th January 2017. Chronology is used to distinguish ties. The last EuroMillions draw number was 973.
Prize Draw Information:
The last jackpot drawn on Tuesday January 17th, 2017 for EuroMillions was €72,166,974
The next estimated EuroMillions jackpot is
EuroMillions Numbers (Last 10 Draws):
EuroMillions Odds & Prize Draw Breakdown
Players must pick 5 balls from a pool of 50 and 2 Lucky Stars from a separate pool of 12.
|Numbers Matched||Odds (Rounded)|
|5 Main Numbers + 2 Lucky Stars (Jackpot)||1 in 139,838,160|
|5 Main Numbers + 1 Lucky Star||1 in 6,991,908|
|5 Main Numbers||1 in 3,107,515|
|4 Main Numbers + 2 Lucky Stars||1 in 621,503|
|4 Main Numbers + 1 Lucky Star||1 in 31,075|
|4 Main Numbers||1 in 13,811|
|3 Main Numbers + 2 Lucky Stars||1 in 14,125|
|3 Main Numbers + 1 Lucky Star||1 in 706|
|3 Main Numbers||1 in 314|
|2 Main Numbers + 2 Lucky Stars||1 in 985|
|2 Main Numbers + 1 Lucky Star||1 in 49|
|2 Main Numbers||1 in 22|
|1 Main Numbers + 2 Lucky Stars||1 in 188|
Approx. Overall Odds: 1 in 13
EuroMillions Draw Details:
The first EuroMillions draw took place on Friday 13th February 2004 in Paris. Initially, only France, Spain and the UK participated in EuroMillions; in October 2004, Austria, Belgium, Ireland, Luxembourg, Portugal and Switzerland joined the game.
In January 2006 a rollover cap was introduced, which meant that the top prize could roll over in a maximum of eleven consecutive draws. If the jackpot was still not won in the twelfth draw, it would then roll down to be shared between players in the next winning prize tier.
In November 2009 the rule was changed and the EuroMillions jackpot cap was introduced. The cap was originally set at €185 million and was first reached in July 2011. At the time, the rules stated that, once reached, the cap would increase by €5 million.
In May 2011 the Tuesday draw was introduced, along with a prize for matching just two main numbers. In addition, the Lucky Stars ball pool increased from 9 to 11.
The EuroMillions jackpot cap rule changed again in February 2012, which meant that the cap would no longer increase by €5 million every time it was reached but instead would remain at the set €190 million. The new rule states that when the cap is reached, it can remain at €190 million for a maximum of two draws; if there is still no jackpot winner at this stage, the top prize will roll down to be shared between players in the next winning prize tier.
Associated EuroMillions Games
In September 2016, the game’s matrix changed, with the ball pool for the Lucky Stars expanding from 11 to 12. Starting jackpots were increased to €17 million, and a new European Millionaire Maker game was introduced. The cost of a ticket rose to accommodate the changes.
There are a number of supplementary EuroMillions draws held in the majority of the participating nations, solely for the players in that country. These include the Ireland Only Raffle, Spanish El Millón, Portuguese M1lhão, Swiss Super-Star, Swiss Second Chance, Belgian My Bonus, Luxembourg Joker and Luxembourg Extra Lux.
Millionaire Maker (formerly Millionaire Raffle)
Launched in 2009 by the UK National Lottery as Millionaire Raffle, Millionaire Maker offers two prizes of £1 million in every EuroMillions draw and is exclusively offered to UK players.
October 2014 saw the game change its name to Millionaire Maker to signify the introduction of non-cash prizes to supplement the £1 million prize in special draws held on the last Friday of the month as part of the Mega Friday promotion. In September 2016, Mega Week was introduced, offering extra prizes of £1 million as well as luxurious non-cash prizes in the last full week of every month.
Millionaire Maker codes consist of four letters and five numbers (e.g. ABCD12345), with one code issued for every UK EuroMillions ticket purchased. To win, players must match the exact code on their ticket with the one drawn.
Ireland Only Raffle
The Ireland Only Raffle generates ten winners of €5,000 in every draw. Introduced in September 2016 as part of the recent changes to EuroMillions, entry into the game is included in the EuroMillions ticket price, with one unique code generated for every line played.
Draws take place twice a week, on Tuesdays and Fridays.
Spanish El Millón
Available to those EuroMillions players based in Spain, €1 million can be won in Friday draws.
All players who enter the EuroMillions draw are eligible to play El Millón, regardless of whether they’ve entered for the Tuesday or Friday draw. To win, you need to match the code generated on your ticket with the one drawn.
EuroMillions players in Portugal play M1lhão on Friday evenings, when a prize of €1 million is on offer.
Any players who buy EuroMillions tickets are automatically entered into the weekly draw. However, you cannot play M1lhão without first buying a EuroMillions ticket.
Super-Star players have the chance to win the jackpot of CHF250,000 by matching a five-digit code, which contains three numbers and two letters.
The winning combination is drawn at the same time as EuroMillions and is played on the same entry slip as the main game, but players can take part in Super-Star separately if they wish. There are nine prizes on offer in every draw, with the value dependant on the number of digits matched.
The first Swiss Super-Star draw took place in November 2010, and each line costs CHF2.
The prize breakdown is shown in the below table:
|All five digits in the right order||CHF250,000 (fixed amount per winner)|
|The first two and the last two digits||CHF5,000|
|The first three digits and the last digit||CHF2,000|
|The first digit and the last three digits||CHF2,000|
|The first four or the last four digits||CHF1,000|
|The first two digits and the last digit||CHF275|
|The first digit and the last two digits||CHF275|
|The first three or last three digits||CHF50 (maximum amount possible)|
|The first and last digits||CHF20|
|The first two or the last two digits||CHF10|
|The first or last digit||CHF4|
Swiss Second Chance
Second Chance is a supplementary game, offering Swiss-based EuroMillions players the opportunity to win additional prizes.
The five main numbers on players’ EuroMillions tickets are entered into the additional draw, and prizes are given for matching three, four or five balls.
The estimated jackpot of CHF150,000 is achieved by matching all five numbers, with four numbers winning approximately CHF700 and a prize of CHF25 for matching three balls.
If no player matches all five numbers, the prize fund is allocated to those who have matched three or four numbers.
Belgian My Bonus
Exclusive to those who play EuroMillions in Belgium, My Bonus players can win prizes ranging from €10 up to €500.
My Bonus codes begin with the letter ‘B’ and contain four letters and five numbers. They are automatically assigned to a player when a EuroMillions ticket is bought.
There are 600 winners of €500 on a weekly basis – with 200 claimed in Tuesday draws and 400 on a Friday. Additional draws are held occasionally, offering multiple €10 prizes.
The code is also used as a player’s entry into European Millionaire Maker, which generates prizes of €1 million.
Luxembourg Joker takes place alongside the main EuroMillions draw, and ticket holders in the country can win prizes worth up to €500,000 in every draw. Players pay an additional €2 to add a line of Joker to their EuroMillions entry.
Six numbers between 0 and 9 are generated on each line, and the €500,000 jackpot is won by matching all six numbers drawn in the same order.
The prize breakdown is:
|All six numbers in order||€500,000|
|Last five numbers in order||€10,000|
|Last four numbers in order||€1,000|
|Last three numbers in order||€100|
|Last two numbers in order||€10|
There is a 1 in 1 million chance of winning the jackpot, and an overall 1 in 10 chance of winning a prize.
Luxembourg Extra Lux
Players who enter EuroMillions in Luxembourg are automatically entered into the Extra Lux, a separate draw that offers their main numbers from the pan-European game another chance to win.
Matching all five numbers secures a prize of €100,000, with a €500 prize for matching four numbers and €10 for matching three balls.
Extra Lux was introduced in September 2016 as part of a number of changes made to EuroMillions.
European Millionaire Maker
European Millionaire Maker was introduced as part of changes to EuroMillions made in September 2012. The game works in a similar way to UK Millionaire Maker, but players from all nine participating countries can take part. Players will receive a four-letter, five-digit code for every EuroMillions line they play. The first letter of the code will identify the country in which the ticket was sold. Draws are held from time to time throughout the year.
The first European Millionaire Maker draw was held on Friday 28th October and offered 25 prizes of £1 million/€1 million/CHF1 million.
Irish EuroMillions players have been taking part in EuroMillions Plus since June 2007. For a small additional fee, ticket holders have a chance of winning prizes ranging from €20 to €500,000 in a supplementary draw. To win the top prize, the five main numbers on a player’s ticket from the main EuroMillions draw must match the five drawn from a separate EuroMillions Plus machine, with rewards starting for matching just three of the five numbers drawn.
February 2014 saw the French version of EuroMillions increase the price of tickets to include automatic entry into the new My Million game, which guarantees to create at least one winner of €1 million per draw. To accommodate the new game, the cost of a French EuroMillions ticket rose from €2 to €2.50.
My Million is very similar to its UK counterpart Millionaire Maker. For every line played, participants receive one code and win by matching it with the code drawn. There are no prizes awarded for a partial match.
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