What Is Changing?
One of the main changes that EuroMillions players have to look forward to up and down the United Kingdom is the introduction of more special draws. The increase in special draws, which have been described as ‘bigger and better’, are expected to begin in spring 2019, with the creation of more millionaires.
The prizes in the main EuroMillions draw are unaffected by these updates, and a special draw will mark the launch of the new Millionaire Maker format, with the creation of 40 guaranteed UK millionaires in spring 2019. The 40 newly-crowned millionaires will then have 180 days from the date of the draw to come forward and claim their winnings, as explained on our dedicated How to Claim page.
When these special draws take place, additional funds will also be raised for Good Causes. 28 pence of every £1 spent on EuroMillions in the UK is put towards the Good Causes fund and, with more special draws taking place from next year, it is expected even more money will be raised to put towards arts, heritage, sports, and health, education, environment and charitable causes.
Two winning codes are currently picked at random in every supplementary UK Millionaire Maker draw and, from early 2019, under the revamped structure, there will only be one winner crowned in each draw. The process of winning is expected to remain exactly the same, where the code has to mirror the numbers and letters in the order they are drawn to win the £1 million prize.
History of UK Millionaire Maker
The UK Millionaire Maker is a supplementary game to the main EuroMillions draw, available for all UK-based ticket holders to enter at no extra cost. A unique Millionaire Maker nine-digit code is added onto a ticket for each line purchased for the main draw, consisting of four letters and five numbers. These codes begin with the letter H, J, M, T, V, X or Z.
There have been a total of 842 Millionaire Maker draws since the supplementary game - initially known as Millionaire Raffle - launched on 13th November 2009, with 1,689 winning codes drawn in this time and £1.7 billion paid out in prizes. The odds of winning in UK Millionaire Maker will continue to vary from draw to draw when the changes come into play, based on how many tickets are sold for each draw.
The National Lottery have also announced there will be further big events held next summer, so players should keep an eye out for any future information as and when it is released on our dedicated News page. With tonight’s EuroMillions jackpot currently worth an estimated £40 million, celebrate this exciting announcement by joining an online syndicate to be in with a chance of winning. Best of luck!