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EuroMillions FAQs

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Most Frequently Asked 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 CEST (20:00 BST).

2. What time do EuroMillions ticket sales close?

Ticket sales for both Tuesday and Friday EuroMillions draws close at 20:30 CEST (19:30 BST) on the evening of the draw. Ticket sales for the next EuroMillions draw re-open at 22:00 CEST (21:00 BST) 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 12.

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 UK Millionaire Maker entry with every line of EuroMillions numbers purchased. View the UK 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 retailer in any of the participating countries.

Visit the How to Play EuroMillions page for more information.

6. Can UK residents still play EuroMillions after Brexit?

Yes, UK residents can still play EuroMillions. For more information, visit the Brexit page.

7. 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.

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

Prizes in the UK are paid out in GBP (£), whereas in other participating countries prizes are paid out in Euro (€), with the exception of Switzerland, which pays out prizes in Swiss Francs (CHF).

In the UK, each EuroMillions ticket includes a free entry into the UK Millionaire Maker draw. Other participating countries offer their own supplementary games, but these may be optional and may carry an additional cost.

9. What is UK Millionaire Maker?

The UK Millionaire Maker is a free additional game which is included on every EuroMillions ticket sold in the UK. For every line of EuroMillions numbers purchased, a unique code is printed onto the ticket which is entered into the raffle draw for the chance to win one of two prizes of £1 million each. The UK Millionaire Maker also includes the chance to win other non-cash prizes in the last Tuesday and Friday draws of each month in what is known as Mega Week.

Visit the UK 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 won as Chris and Colin Weir, also from the UK, won €185 million in July 2011 but, due to the favourable exchange rate, received a sterling amount worth £161 million. On 24th October 2014, a Portuguese player won €190 million after the top prize reached the jackpot cap.

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 139,838,160 and the overall odds of winning a EuroMillions prize are 1 in 13. To view the odds for each prize tier, visit the Odds of Winning 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 22:25 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?

While there is no strict rollover limit for the EuroMillions jackpot, the top prize is capped once it reaches €190 million and stays at this level for a maximum of four draws. If, after the fourth draw with a €190 million jackpot, there is still no top prize winner, then the funds roll down to the next winning prize tier.

16. What is a EuroMillions Superdraw?

Superdraws are special event draws with a guaranteed jackpot of €130 million (around £100 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 a UK Millionaire Maker prize?

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 UK 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.

18. Can I claim a EuroMillions prize from a ticket purchased in another country?

No. You must claim a EuroMillions prize in the country where it was purchased, as each country has their own system for registering tickets and has their own terminals. A EuroMillions ticket purchased in one country cannot be validated in another country. See the Playing Abroad page for more details.

19. How much does a single EuroMillions ticket cost?

The price of a single EuroMillions ticket can be seen below:

Country Cost per ticket
Austria €2.20
Belgium €2.50
France €2.50
Ireland €2.50
Luxembourg €2.50
Portugal €2.50
Spain €2.50
Switzerland CHF3.50
UK £2.50

20. Changes to EuroMillions were introduced in September 2016 – what is new?

In September 2016, EuroMillions introduced a number of changes that were designed to produce larger jackpots on a more regular basis, while also providing players with more chances to win supplementary prizes. The main changes to the game were:

  • Lucky Star ball pool increases from 11 to 12.
  • Bigger jackpots occurring more frequently.
  • Larger starting jackpots.
  • Superdraws with guaranteed jackpots of €130 million (estimated £100 million).
  • Two Millionaire Maker prizes of £1 million guaranteed in every draw.
  • A UK Monthly Bonus Draw with a prize pool of £1 million.
  • Mega Friday replaced by Mega Week, with multiple prizes on offer in the last Tuesday and Friday draws of the month.
  • Increase of price of a single ticket from £2 to £2.50.
  • A brand new European Millionaire Maker game to be played occasionally throughout the year.

These changes came into force immediately after the EuroMillions draw on Friday 23rd September 2016. For more information, visit the EuroMillions Changes 2016 page.

21. What is European Millionaire Maker?

The European Millionaire Maker works in the same way as UK Millionaire Maker, but is held on special occasions and is played by ticket holders in all nine countries that participate in EuroMillions. Each EuroMillions line will have a unique raffle code printed alongside it and this must be matched to the code drawn in order to win a prize of £1 million. Codes will be generated at random and consist of four letters and five numbers (for example, ABCD12345). The first letter of the code will correspond to the country from where the ticket was purchased:

Country Starting Letter of Raffle Code
Austria A, N, O or W
Belgium B
France F
Ireland I
Luxembourg L
Portugal P
Spain E
Switzerland R or S
UK H, J, M, T, V, X or Z

Read more at the European Millionaire Maker page

22. What is the UK Monthly Bonus Draw?

The UK Monthly Bonus Draw gives players the opportunity to win a share of a £1 million prize pot on the night of the second EuroMillions draw of each month. UK players who purchase tickets online will automatically receive an entry into the draw, but anyone who buys physical tickets will need to register the tickets online to be eligible to take part.