A special Millionaire Maker draw will see 10 winning codes drawn at random rather than the usual one, instantly making all of the lucky ticket holders £1 million richer.
There’s also the main jackpot to aim for - or any of the other 12 prizes if you fall short of matching all the numbers - so it promises to be a spectacular finish to 2021 for many participants.
How Millionaire Maker Works
When you buy a EuroMillions ticket in the UK, you are automatically entered into the Millionaire Maker raffle. The cost is incorporated in the price of a ticket.
You receive a random code of nine characters for every line of numbers you enter into the main draw. This consists of four letters and five numbers.
In most draws, a single winning code is selected at random. You receive £1 million if the code on your ticket matches it exactly, with every character in the same place. Only codes that have been generated are entered into the draw, so there is always guaranteed to be a winner, unlike the jackpot which can roll over.
When special draws are scheduled such as the one on New Year’s Eve, there are more winning codes. This significantly increases your odds of becoming a millionaire, as there are 10 chances to win and not just one.
It’s very important to check your Millionaire Maker codes after a draw, as many of the prizes that go unclaimed are from this game. It can be easy to focus on your numbers in the main draw and overlook the Millionaire Maker.
Use the EuroMillions Checker to check both your main numbers and raffle code. If you are a winner, you need to come forward and claim your prize within 180 days.
The special Millionaire Maker draw will round out a year that has produced big wins across Europe, including the biggest EuroMillions jackpot of all time, €220 million, in October. It is now shaping up to be a thrilling Christmas and New Year for players everywhere, with draws continuing every Tuesday and Friday.