EuroMillions FAQs

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Most Frequently Asked EuroMillions Questions

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1. What time is the EuroMillions Draw?

EuroMillions draws take place on Tuesday and Friday evenings at approximately 21:00 CET (20:00 GMT).

2. What time do EuroMillions ticket sales close?

Ticket sales for both Tuesday and Friday EuroMillions draws close at 20:30 CET (19:30 GMT) on the evening of the draw. Ticket sales for the next EuroMillions draw re-open at 22:00 CET (21:00 GMT) following the draw.

3. How do I play EuroMillions?

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

Tickets can be purchased online for up 52 draws in advance, including both the Tuesday and Friday evening draws.

Visit the How to Play EuroMillions page for more information.

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 Maker entry with every line of EuroMillions numbers purchased. View the Millionaire Maker page 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.

Visit the How to Play EuroMillions page for more information.

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 our recommended Lottery Ticket Concierge Service regardless of their geographical location.

Visit the How to Play EuroMillions page for more information.

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

Prizes in the UK are paid out in GBP (£) whereas all other countries participating in EuroMillions pay out prizes in Euro (€).

The UK version of EuroMillions also gives players the chance to win an additional prize in the Millionaire Maker draw. Some other participating countries offer players additional games but these may be optional and at an additional cost.

8. What is the Millionaire Maker?

The Millionaire Maker is a free additional game which is included on every UK EuroMillions ticket. For every line of EuroMillions numbers purchased, a unique code is printed onto the ticket which is entered into the Millionaire Maker draw for the chance to win a £1 million prize. The Millionaire Maker also includes the chance to win other non-cash prizes, the first of which was a VIP trip to Makepeace Island in Australia for 25 lucky winners.

Visit the Millionaire Maker page for more information.

9. What is the Millionaire Raffle?

Millionaire Raffle was the name used to describe the UK EuroMillions supplementary game before it was rebranded to Millionaire Maker in October 2014.

Visit the Millionaire Maker page for more information.

10. 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.

11. How long are EuroMillions tickets valid for?

EuroMillions tickets are valid for 90 days from the date of the draw.

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

All players must be aged 18 or over with the exception of players within the UK who must be aged 16 or over. Players are advised to check their local gambling regulations prior to purchasing a ticket.

13. What are the odds of winning EuroMillions?

The odds of winning the EuroMillions jackpot are 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 Odds of Winning EuroMillions page.

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

Below is a list of countries that broadcast EuroMillions results with the channel and time of each broadcast:

Country TV Channel Broadcast Time
Austria ORF2 22:35 CET
Belgium La Une
VRT Één
From 22:30 CET
From 23:00 CET
France TF1 23:25 CET
Ireland RTE One From 21:00 GMT
Luxembourg Télé Lëtzebuerg
RTL Lux
22:05 CET
00:15 CET After Draw
Portugal TVI From 21:00 CET
Spain TVE2 22:00 CET
Switzerland RTS Deux 22:45 CET
UK BBC1 From 22:30 GMT

15. 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.

16. What is a EuroMillions Superdraw?

EuroMillions Superdraws are special event draws with a guaranteed jackpot of €100 million (around £80 million dependent on the exchange rate at the time of the draw) 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.

17. If I buy multi-draw EuroMillions tickets can I still win the Millionaire Maker?

Yes. Players in the UK 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 include one unique Millionaire Maker 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 Maker page.

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