EuroMillions FAQs

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Most Frequently Asked EuroMillions Questions


1. What time is the EuroMillions Draw?

EuroMillions draws take place on Tuesday and Friday evenings at approximately 21.30 CET (or 20.30 UK time).

2. What time do EuroMillions ticket sales close?

Ticket sales for both Tuesday and Friday EuroMillions draws close at 19.30 on the evening of the draw. Ticket sales for the next EuroMillions draw re-open at 21.00 following the draw.

3. How do I play EuroMillions?

Players choose five main numbers between 1 and 50 and two Lucky Star numbers between 1 and 11.

Tickets can be purchased online or from any authorised retailer for up to eight consecutive draws, including both the Tuesday and Friday evening draws, covering a period of up to four weeks.

Please note that it is not possible to purchase tickets in advance for a particular draw if you are not also purchasing a ticket for the preceding draw. For example, if you want to purchase a ticket for a Friday evening draw being held in three weeks' time, you would either have to purchase your ticket after the preceding Tuesday evening draw had taken place OR purchase tickets for all Friday evening draws up to and including the draw you had a particular interest in.

4. How can I win playing EuroMillions?

There are a total of 13 EuroMillions prize tiers, including the jackpot, and these are outlined on the EuroMillions Prizes page. Players receive prizes for successfully matching the balls drawn, starting from just two of the main numbers drawn up to all five main numbers plus both Lucky Stars to win the jackpot.

UK players also receive a free Millionaire Raffle entry with every line of EuroMillions numbers purchased. Please see below for more details.

5. Can I play EuroMillions from outside the UK?

Yes, EuroMillions is played in a total of nine countries; Austria, Belgium, France, Ireland, Luxembourg, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. Tickets can be purchased online or from an authorised lottery ticket retailer.

6. Can I play EuroMillions if I do not live in one of the participating countries?

Yes, players from non-participating countries can still play EuroMillions by using the Lottery Ticket Concierge Service regardless of their geographical location.

7. What is the difference between UK EuroMillions and European EuroMillions?

The only difference between the games is that UK EuroMillions gives players the chance to win an additional prize in the Millionaire Raffle draw.

Some other participating countries offer players additional games but these may be optional and at an additional cost.

8. What is the Millionaire Raffle?

The Millionaire Raffle is a free additional game which is included on every UK EuroMillions ticket. For every line of EuroMillions tickets purchased, a unique code is printed onto the player's EuroMillions ticket and the code is entered into the Millionaire Raffle for the chance to win a £1 million prize.

9. What is the largest EuroMillions jackpot ever won?

The largest EuroMillions jackpot of €190 million was won by Adrian and Gillian Bayford from the UK on 12th August 2012. However, this was not the largest Sterling amount was won as a single ticket purchased by Chris and Colin Weir, also from the UK, won €185 million in July 2011 but, due to the favourable exchange rate, had a larger Sterling value.

10. How long are EuroMillions tickets valid for?

EuroMillions tickets are valid for 180 days from the date of the draw. Prizes not claimed within 180 days are no longer valid and the prize, plus any interest earned, is transferred to the Good Causes Fund.

11. Is there a minimum age limit for playing EuroMillions?

In the UK the minimum age at which you can play EuroMillions is 16. In some countries local law may require players to be at least 21 years of age to play any lottery based games so we advise players to check their local gambling regulations prior to purchasing a ticket. Players wishing to use the Lottery Ticket Concierge Service must be at least 18 years of age.

12. What are the odds of winning EuroMillions?

The odds of winning the EuroMillions jackpot are approximately 1 in 116,531,800 with the overall odds of winning a EuroMillions prize being 1 in 13. To view the odds for each prize tier visit the EuroMillions Prizes page.

13. What television channel is the EuroMillions draw broadcast on?

EuroMillions is drawn on Friday's at approximately 22:30 on BBC1. There is also a EuroMillions results update broadcast after the Tuesday draw between 22:30 and 23:00.

14. Is there a limit to the number of times the EuroMillions Jackpot can roll over?

There is no limit to the number of times the EuroMillions jackpot can roll over but once the jackpot reaches €190 million it is capped at this level for a maximum of two draws. If, after the second draw with a €190 million jackpot, there is still no jackpot winner then the funds roll down to the next winning prize tier.

15. What is a EuroMillions Superdraw?

EuroMillions Superdraws are special event draws with a guaranteed jackpot of €100 / £80 million regardless of the jackpot on offer in the preceding draw. If no ticket holders win the EuroMillions Superdraw jackpot, the jackpot will roll over to the following draw. These draws can take place at any point throughout the year.

16. If I buy multi-draw EuroMillions tickets can I still win the Millionaire Raffle?

Yes. Players have the option to pre-purchase EuroMillions tickets up to four weeks in advance for one or both of the weekly draws which are held on Tuesday and Friday evenings. This means that players can pre-purchase tickets for up to eight draws and the ticket will included one unique Millionaire Raffle code for each line of EuroMillions numbers purchased. Although the code is the same for each draw, it is entered into every draw for which a EuroMillions ticket has been purchased and has exactly the same chance of winning as any other Raffle code. For more information, visit the Millionaire Raffle page.