Etoile+ is a supplementary EuroMillions game played in France that is not like any of the other associated games offered elsewhere in Europe. It boosts your overall chances of winning a prize, and also increases the value of payouts in most categories.
The game is centred around the Star numbers. It even allows you to win a prize if you match one Star without getting a single main number. Find out more about how the game works.
How Etoile+ Works
To play Etoile+, you just have to select the option in the relevant place on your EuroMillions grid. The cost of entry is €1 per play, so if you have a single combination you would pay €3.50 in total. If you submit three EuroMillions combinations with Etoile+, the cost is €10.50, and so on. You cannot play Etoile+ on its own, it is an add-on to the main EuroMillions game.
All you have to do then is wait for the draw to take place and find out if you are a winner. Etoile+ offers 10 different prize tiers, and has created thousands of extra winners in every draw since it started in September 2016.
If you add Etoile+ to your EuroMillions ticket, you win a prize if you match one or both Stars without getting any of the main numbers.
You will also get a larger prize if you win in any of the EuroMillions prize tiers that involve matching Stars, apart from the jackpot. For example, if you match five numbers and one Star, you will receive a higher payout if you’ve added Etoile+ than if you have not.
The following table shows the different ways to win with Etoile+, the odds of winning in each category, and how the Etoile+ prize fund is distributed between them.
|Numbers Matched with Etoile+ Option Added to Ticket||Odds of Winning||Percentage of Etoile+ Prize Fund|
|5 numbers + 1 Lucky Star||1 in 6,991,908||0.10%|
|4 numbers + 2 Lucky Stars||1 in 621,503||0.08%|
|4 numbers + 1 Lucky Star||1 in 31,075||0.10%|
|3 numbers + 2 Lucky Stars||1 in 14,125||0.10%|
|2 numbers + 2 Lucky Stars||1 in 986||0.25%|
|3 numbers + 1 Lucky Star||1 in 706||0.67%|
|1 number + 2 Lucky Stars||1 in 188||3.15%|
|0 numbers + 2 Lucky Stars||1 in 115||14.60%|
|2 numbers + 1 Lucky Star||1 in 49||8.25%|
|0 numbers + 1 Lucky Star||1 in 6||72.70%|
The Etoile+ prize fund is made up of 60 percent of the money that has been spent on the supplementary game. If there is no winner in a particular tier, which is most likely to be Match 5 + 1, the funds allocated to this category will instead go to the rank below.
The overall odds of winning a EuroMillions prize with Etoile+ is 1 in 3.8, compared to overall odds of 1 in 13 if you play EuroMillions without Etoile+.