- 1. What time is the Euromillions Draw?
- 2. What time do Euromillions ticket sales close?
- 3. How can I win playing Euromillions?
- 4. Can I play Euromillions from outside the UK?
- 5. Can I play Euromillions in the UK if I am not a UK resident?
- 6. How long are Euromillions tickets valid for?
- 7. Is there a minimum age limit for playing Euromillions?
- 8. Are winnings on the Euromillions taxable?
- 9. What is the Millionaire Raffle?
- 10. What are the odds of winning the Euromillions?
- 11. What channel is the Euromillions draw on?
- 12. What are the Euromillions Results?
- 13. Is there a limit to the number of times the Euromillions can Rollover?
- 14. How do I make sure that I'm playing random Euromillions numbers?
- 15. What is a Euromillions Superdraw?
- 16. If I buy multi-draw Euromillions tickets can I still win the Millionaire Raffle?
The Euromillions Draw takes place at approximately 9pm UK time or 10pm CET. Results for the UK Millionaire Raffle and finalised information on the number of UK winners is normally available within an hour of the draw but with major jackpots it has been known to be as late as 12am before all the details are collated and made available. You can see the results of the last 10 Euromillions Draws on our Euromillions Results page.
Ticket sales for Euromillions close at 7.30pm UK time for both the Tuesday and Friday draws. Ticket sales re-open at 9pm so that tickets can be bought for the following Euromillions Draw.
There are a number of ways to win the Euromillions. Players can match their numbers in a total of 13 different ways outlined in our Euromillions prizes page. Players in the UK can also win using their Millionaire Raffle entry which is included in the price of your standard ticket. The Millionaire Raffle pays a fixed prize of £1m to a single UK Euromillions player on both the Tuesday and Friday draws. On various occasions the Euromillions organisers may decide to run a Super Raffle where there can be multiple Millionaire Raffle winners - the largest number to date was on 27th July 2012 when Euromillions broke the record for creating the most millionaires in a single evening with a massive 100 winning Millionaire Raffle tickets.
The UK version of the Euromillions is only playable from within the UK. However, players can use our lottery ticket concierge service from The Lotter to purchase Euromillions tickets from anywhere in the world. The subtle difference is that UK players get the added bonus of being entered into the Millionaire Raffle giving them an extra chance of winning a £1m prize.
The official rules for Euromillions state that in order to play the UK Euromillions a player must be located in the United Kingdom or Isle of Man and also be a permanent resident of the UK. No such restriction applies to players using our ticket concierge service as this service only buys tickets for the Euro version of Euromillions.
Euromillions Tickets are valid for a period of 180 days.
In the UK the minimum age limit for playing Euro Millions is 16. Outside of the UK age limits may vary due to local gambling legislation but for the sake of simplicity our Euromillions Concierge service requires players to be at least 18 years of age. In some countries local law may require players to be at least 21 years of age to play any lottery based games so we always advise players to read up on their local gambling legislation just to be sure.
In the UK there is no tax on Euromillions winnings. For players in countries outside the UK there may be local tax regulations that apply to any lottery win. It is the responsibility of the player in these countries to pay any appropriate taxes and to inform the authorities of any "substantial" lottery wins.
The Millionaire Raffle is a free raffle that UK Euromillions are automatically entered into when buying a ticket. Each Euro Millions ticket has a unique Raffle number printed on it that is made up of three letters and six numbers. When each draw is made a single raffle ticket number is also announced paying the owner of that ticket a fixed sum of £1m
The odds of winning a prize in Euromillions are 1 in 13. Most people however are more interested what the odds of winning the Euromillions jackpot are. The odds of matching all five balls and the 2 Lucky Stars to win the Jackpot is 1 in 116,531,800. For more odds along with Euromillions prize amounts take a look at our Prizes page.
The Euromillions Draw is broadcast live on Fridays only at approximately 10:30pm UK time on BBC1. There is also a Euromillions results update broadcast after the Tuesday draw between 10:30 and 11:00pm
Euromillions results are the balls that are drawn to determine the winner of the Euro Millions Jackpot. You can get the latest results on our Euromillions Results page.
Currently there is no limit to the amount of times Euromillions can rollover. However, once the jackpot pool reaches €190m it is capped causing any further rollovers to in essence be treated as rolldowns - this means that any money from ticket sales over and above the cap amount of €190million is allocated to the next winning prize tier down that has at least one winner. For draw number 510 this resulted in 14 winners all matching 5 numbers and a single Lucky Star to take home a prize of £1,994,322.90 after Euromillions rolled over a record breaking 14 times. On 17th February 2012 the rules changed slightly so that only two draws could remain at the Jackpot Cap with the second resulting in the whole jackpot rolling down to the next winning prize tier.
The easiest way to make sure that you are playing random lottery numbers is to use our free random lottery number generator. The advantage of using this over playing lucky dips is that each set of lottery numbers is generated purely at random giving each player a unique set of numbers, unlike lucky dips which may be allocated to groups of players reducing your chances of winning a solo jackpot.
A Euromillions Superdraw often takes place to celebrate special dates for the Euromillions. These often happen a couple of times a year but aren't at specific times or an annual event. A Superdraw sees the Euromillions jackpot prize pool increased to £85/€100 million regardless of the prize on offer the week before. Euromillions Superdraws work in much the same way as a standard draw; if no jackpot winner is found who matches five main numbers and two Lucky Stars then the jackpot rolls over to the next draw.
You are able to pre-purchase Euromillions tickets up to four weeks in advance, this means eight draw entries but your Millionaire Raffle number will not change as it would if you were to buy for each individual draw. There is a popular misconception that you are less likely to win the Millionaire Raffle if you pre-purchase your tickets but statistically the chances of your number winning are as great as any other ticket. We all know that predominantly the Millionaire Raffle numbers increase by a letter a week – for example 16/09/2011 the Millionaire Raffle numbers sold in the days prior to the draw all started with a W and the following draw on 20/09/2011 saw the Millionaire Raffle number start with an X.
However there have been a number of occasions where this pattern has been broken by a winning multi-draw purchase; 18/03/2011 saw the winning Millionaire Raffle number start SNH yet the following draw saw the winning Millionaire Raffle start SMY. Another example is back in January 2011 when draw number 361 saw a winning ticket with the number GHY whilst the following week the winning Millionaire Raffle number started FHG.