How The Special Draw Will Work
You are automatically entered into Millionaire Maker when you play EuroMillions, so to take part in the big event you just need to buy a ticket as normal for the draw on 1st March. For each line of EuroMillions numbers you select, you receive a random Millionaire Maker code. This code is unique and consists of four letters and five numbers. It is printed directly underneath your EuroMillions numbers on a paper ticket, or is clearly displayed when you enter online.
In regular draws, just one winning code is drawn at random. If the code on your ticket matches it exactly, you win £1 million. On 1st March, there will be 40 winners, and all the prizes are guaranteed because only codes which have been generated for the draw will be entered.
The chances of winning are different in every Millionaire Maker raffle because the odds depend on how many tickets have been sold, but it is estimated that around five million UK players take part on a Friday when the jackpot is at its minimum amount. If that number of tickets are sold on 1st March, your odds of winning will be approximately 1 in 125,000 instead of 1 in 5 million.
It is important to check the Millionaire Maker results closely, as many players only look at the main numbers after a draw and forget to check if they had a winning code. The Unclaimed Prizes page shows how many £1 million prizes are still outstanding. If you do win, you must come forward within 180 days of the draw taking place, otherwise you will miss out on your money.
You can also win prizes on the main game at the same time as you win on Millionaire Maker. The chances of winning any EuroMillions prize are 1 in 13, and the awards start for matching just two main numbers. You must match all five main numbers and both Lucky Stars to land the jackpot.
Jackpot Still Rising
It remains to be seen how big the jackpot will be on 1st March, but the top prize has been growing quickly at the start of February and is currently worth £131 million (€151 million) following another rollover on Friday night.
It is one of the largest jackpots to have ever been seen on the game since it launched 15 years ago on 13th February 2004. The top prize can keep rising until it hits €190 million (around £166 million based on the current exchange rate), and it can then stay at this level for four draws before it has to be won in the following draw.
With a huge jackpot up for grabs and a special Millionaire Maker draw just around the corner, it is an exciting time for EuroMillions players. The National Lottery has also announced that more special draws will be scheduled for the months ahead, so you can look forward to a bumper 2019. Keep an eye on Euro-Millions.com for all the latest news, and you can even take part online.