The changes that will be made to EuroMillions include an increase in the number of Lucky Stars in the game and the addition of a 13th prize tier. The new prize tier will pay a prize to players who match just two main numbers, making it even easier to win a prize than it is at present. How much easier? Well, the current odds of winning any prize at all are 1 in 24, but when the rule changes have been made those odds will change to 1 in 13. That will, of course, increase the number of prizes that are won each week, and predictions are that the number of EuroMillions prizes won in an average draw will more than double.
With more Lucky Star numbers in the game, winning a jackpot will become more challenging, and the result of that is likely to be more rollovers and bigger jackpots. We have just recently seen how six consecutive rollovers under the existing rules created an eventual jackpot of over €138 million (over £121 million) last Friday, so the new rules will make such jackpots even more common, which is an exciting notion!
Dianne Thompson, Chief Executive of the lottery organisation which runs EuroMillions in the UK, said: “These changes will make the game even more exciting for our players – with the mega-jackpot levels our EuroMillions players love, as well as great chances to win smaller prizes more often.”
All nine countries which participate in EuroMillions will be introducing the 13th prize tier, so make a note in your diary that the first new draw will take place on Tuesday 10 May. In the meantime, click here to buy EuroMillions tickets for the draw this Friday 1 April, where the jackpot will be worth €15 million, and good luck!