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EuroMillions Changes: What You Get for the Price Rise

Changes to EuroMillions are happening with effect from the 24th of September, with more opportunities to win and larger jackpots on offer. However, players in most of the participating nations will see the price of a single EuroMillions line rise to accommodate the adjustments to the game.

Euro-Millions.com users took part in a poll on the homepage of the site that ended earlier this week, with more than 1,500 people responding to a question asking them what they thought of the EuroMillions changes. The results were as follows:

  • Like - 15.25%
  • Dislike - 77.15%
  • Don’t Care - 7.6%

Much of the feedback on social media showed that respondents were most concerned about the additional cost of playing once the new EuroMillions rules are introduced. It is worth taking a look at what you get for the extra cash, because it is actually very good value.

Bigger, Faster Rolling Jackpots

The percentage of the prize fund directed to the EuroMillions jackpot will increase significantly from September, meaning that when the top prize rolls, it will grow by much larger amounts than currently. It is expected that average jackpots will be around £19 million (currently €22.6 million) higher than than the prizes seen in 2015 and that there will be more jackpots worth £50 million (€59.6 million) or more.

In addition, the game’s base jackpot will rise to €17 million (£14.2 million) from €15 million (£12.5 million) and the new guaranteed Superdraw top prize will jump from €100 million (£83.7 million) to €130 million (£108.8 million).

A New European Raffle

On occasions throughout the year, there will be a new raffle game played by all EuroMillions ticket holders across each of the nine participating nations. The prizes will be worth €1 million/£1 million and distributed to those who match a code automatically generated on their tickets with one of those drawn on the night. The first of these events will take place at the end of October, when 25 millionaires will be made. The game will have a different name in each country, with European Millionaire Maker being the title in the UK.

Additional Games

A number of extra chances to win will be included in the price of the EuroMillions ticket in many of the EuroMillions nations after the changes. Irish ticket holders will be entered into a raffle every time EuroMillions is played, with ten players guaranteed to win €5,000. Spain’s ‘The Million’ will be drawn on Fridays, making one player who has bought a ticket for either draw that week a millionaire, and 600 Belgian participants will scoop €500 each thanks to My Bonus. In the UK, the number of Millionaire Maker prizes will be doubled, Mega Friday will extend to Mega Week and there will be a Monthly Bonus Draw introduced with a prize pool of £1 million.

French EuroMillions players will see no change to their ticket price, but will be able to add Star+ to their game for an extra €1, receiving a prize if they match a Lucky Star with no main numbers.

Great Value

However much your ticket increases by, whether it’s the extra €0.20 in Austria, €0.50 in Belgium or 50p in the UK, the EuroMillions changes are great value for money and will ensure the game becomes even more exciting. You can find out more about the new rules at the EuroMillions Changes page and don’t forget to buy EuroMillions tickets for tonight’s mighty £45 million (€45 million) jackpot draw. Good luck!

Published: Fri, 22 July 2016 - 10:27am
Last Updated: Tue, 4 October 2016 - 8:27am
Published By: Euro-Millions.com