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Pari-Mutuel

There are 13 different prize categories in every EuroMillions draw, each with a different value. All non-jackpot prizes are calculated on a pari-mutuel basis, which means that their value is dependent on ticket sales and the number of winners in each tier.

While the percentage allocated to each prize tier does not vary from draw to draw, the prize value per tier does vary due to the pari-mutuel system of allocating prize funds. The prize allocation is as follows:

Prize Tier % Prize Fund* Average Prize
Match 5 + 2 Lucky Stars 32% €46,179,518.20
Match 5 + 1 Lucky Star 4.8% €465,362.62
Match 5 1.6% €81,596.88
Match 4 + 2 Lucky Stars 0.8% €4,744.73
Match 4 + 1 Lucky Star 0.7% €212.56
Match 4 0.7% €105.14
Match 3 + 2 Lucky Stars 0.5% €63.79
Match 2 + 2 Lucky Stars 2.3% €20.12
Match 3 + 1 Lucky Star 2.2% €14.72
Match 3 3.7% €12.25
Match 1 + 2 Lucky Stars 6.5% €10.75
Match 2 + 1 Lucky Star 17.6% €8.08
Match 2 18% €4.07

Average prize amounts calculated using results drawn between 10/05/2011 and 23/09/2016.

*The remaining 8.6% of the prize pool is allocated to the EuroMillions Reserve Fund which subsidises EuroMillions Superdraws and Event draws.

If there are no winners in a prize tier, the prize pool for that particular tier rolls down to be shared among players in the next winning prize tier. When this happens, the prize pool for the tier in question is dramatically increased, as was the case in EuroMillions draw number 669. As there was no winner in the Match 5 plus one Lucky Star category in that draw, the Match 5 prize increased to €649,098.60.