Although the National Lottery is yet to release details of the upcoming event, it is likely that it will once again be in the form of a special UK Millionaire Maker raffle. Ordinarily, one winning Millionaire Maker code is selected on the night of each EuroMillions draw, and the player with the matching code on their ticket wins £1 million. In special raffles, such as the one that is expected to take place on 19th July, multiple winning codes are selected, every one of them worth a million.
There’s no better time to play EuroMillions than when events like these take place, as the odds of winning the raffle improve significantly. In the upcoming event, for example, you immediately have a 20x better chance of winning the raffle, in addition to the chance of winning a prize in the main draw.
The £1 million prizes aren’t shared, either, which is how the National Lottery can guarantee that there will be 20 millionaires made on the night. The only way the prize money won’t be awarded is if any of the winners don’t claim their prize, which, unfortunately, happens all too often. At the time of writing, there are eight unclaimed Millionaire Maker prizes, dating back to January 2019. If you do play EuroMillions, make sure to check your Millionaire Maker code as well as your main numbers.
How to Enter
To make sure you’re a part of this special Millionaire Maker event, all you need to do is buy a EuroMillions ticket for the draw on 19th July 2019. You receive one raffle code for every line of numbers you buy, so you can give yourself an even better chance to win by entering multiple times. To win one of the 20 prizes of £1 million, the Millionaire Maker code on your ticket (you’ll find it clearly noted underneath your EuroMillions numbers) must match one of the winning codes exactly. Every letter and number in the code must match, and in the right order. If you don’t fancy scrutinising 20 different codes to see if you’ve won, enter yours into the ticket checker to find out in an instant
How Is the Raffle Funded?
In every standard EuroMillions draw, 85 pence from every entry is used to pay out the £1 million Millionaire Maker prize. If more players enter than are needed to fund the raffle prize, any excess money goes into the UK Millionaire Maker Reserve Fund. This fund is used to top up the prize money in standard raffle draws if there are fewer players than are needed, and it is also used for special events, such as the one due to take place this month.
What this means is that you don’t have to pay any extra to enter the raffle, as the cost is already included in the price of a EuroMillions entry.