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Extra Ways to Win with EuroMillions

Europe’s favourite multi-national lottery, EuroMillions, returns on Friday 3rd July with a jackpot worth £17 million (€24 million), which is more than enough to let you quit work and make the most of the heatwave that has gripped the continent this week. Naturally, everyone who buys a EuroMillions ticket dreams of matching all five main numbers and two Lucky Stars and bagging an eight-figure fortune, but there are other ways of striking it lucky and winning big too.

Millionaire Maker is the supplementary game played alongside EuroMillions in the UK and ensures that one ticket bought in the country for each draw is worth £1 million to its owner. It works like a raffle, with a unique code being automatically generated on every ticket at purchase and one of those issued being drawn out at random on the night.

The last Friday draw of every month is known as Mega Friday and usually features multiple Millionaire Maker winners who are each awarded £1 million in addition to a luxury non-cash prize like a five-star holiday or plush sportscar. There are also other occasions, such as Christmas and New Year, when there may be more than one Millionaire Maker prize on offer. See the Millionaire Maker page for more information.

In France, there is a similar supplementary game called My Million. Like Millionaire Maker, players in the country are entered into a raffle for no extra fee, with one participant winning €1 million. There are also occasional draws in which there may be more than one winner of €1 million.

The additional EuroMillions game in Ireland is slightly different and requires players to pay an additional fee to enter. The EuroMillions Plus draw sees a further five numbers dispensed after the main game and players who have entered keep their original EuroMillions numbers for a second shot at winning a prize. The jackpot is set at €500,000 and, this week, a family from Birr, Co Offaly collected the top prize from the draw on Friday 19th June - the first time they had ever played the game! Read more about EuroMillions Plus at the dedicated page.

Tickets for tonight’s EuroMillions draw are on sale now online and from authorised retailers and you have plenty of opportunities to find yourself on the right side of your bank manager for a change!

Published: Fri, 3 July 2015 - 10:10am
Last Updated: Tue, 16 August 2016 - 10:41am
Published By: Euro-Millions.com