EuroMillions Prizes

EuroMillions has a total of 13 prize tiers and the overall odds of winning a prize are also 1 in 13. Prizes are won for matching just two numbers or more and culminate with the jackpot prize for matching all five main numbers plus the two Lucky Star numbers drawn. Prize values vary depending on ticket sales and the number of winners in each prize tier.

In the event that the jackpot is not won, it will roll over to the next draw and be added to the jackpot fund for the following draw. If the jackpot reaches €190 million, it will be capped and held at that level for a maximum of four draws. The top prize must then be won in the fifth draw at €190 million.

Prize Fund Distribution

The following chart illustrates how the EuroMillions prize fund is distributed between each prize tier. The largest percentage is reserved for the jackpot, while the remaining allocations are calculated to reflect how many winners are expected in each tier. The 'Match 2 +0' division, for example, taps into a large percentage of the prize fund because it is likeliest to have the most winners.

Prize Amounts and Statistics

Here is how the EuroMillions prize fund is distributed across each of the 13 prize tiers. The table also shows statistics for the highest and lowest amount ever given away in each category, along with the highest and lowest number of winners in each tier.

Match % Prize Fund[1] Odds of Winning Lowest Ever Prize Amount[2] Highest Ever Prize Amount[2] Average Prize Amount Per Draw Lowest Ever Winners Highest Ever Winners Average Winners Per Draw
5 + 2[3] 43.2% 1 in 139,838,160 €17,000,000.00 €190,000,000.00 €60,009,232.73 0 2 0.2
5 + 1 3.95% 1 in 6,991,908 €64,840.10 €1,711,394.60 €392,882.59 0 17 3.6
5 + 0 0.92% 1 in 3,107,515 €7,000.00 €969,918.10 €66,400.70 1 35 8.3
4 + 2 0.45% 1 in 621,503 €703.50 €8,274.00 €3,468.48 12 172 42
4 + 1 0.48% 1 in 31,075 €61.30 €266.30 €170.81 352 3,119 839
3 + 2 0.67% 1 in 14,125 €35.40 €179.30 €109.97 695 6,898 1,858
4 + 0 0.38% 1 in 13,811 €25.20 €91.90 €59.55 820 5,668 1,886
2 + 2 1.75% 1 in 985 €8.80 €31.10 €19.72 10,301 98,958 26,612
3 + 1 1.85% 1 in 706 €7.40 €20.30 €14.56 17,848 116,308 36,510
3 + 0 3.5% 1 in 314 €7.30 €17.30 €12.14 42,156 221,456 82,070
1 + 2 4.95% 1 in 188 €5.00 €16.50 €10.56 55,483 486,402 138,943
2 + 1 14.85% 1 in 49 €5.50 €11.10 €8.06 250,305 1,438,780 519,421
2 + 0 18.25% 1 in 22 €3.20 €5.30 €4.35 667,406 2,939,995 1,165,511

Figures calculated using results drawn between 27/09/2016 and 17/09/2019.

[1] This column displays the percentage of the prize fund allocated to each prize level. The remaining 4.8% goes into a separate fund, known as the Booster Fund, which is used to ensure there is always enough for the advertised minimum jackpot of €17 million. EuroMillions occasionally holds special draws or promotions, where the guaranteed minimum jackpot can be increased up to as much as €130 million, using surplus funds from the Booster Fund.

The 43.2% allocated to the jackpot only applies for the first six draws in a series of rollovers. Once the top prize has rolled over six times in a row, the 'Match 5 + 2' allocation is adjusted down to 27% until the jackpot gets won. The remaining 15.2% goes to the Booster Fund, ensuring that this reserve pot receives 21% of funds from the seventh draw in a rollover series until the jackpot is won.

[2] The lowest and highest prize amounts for each prize tier, other than the jackpot, are in respect of individual winning tickets.

[3] The Match 5 + 2 Lucky Stars prize values represent the total jackpot amounts regardless of how many winning tickets there were.

All prize data included in the table above relates to EuroMillions lottery draw results since 27th September 2016 when the Lucky Star pool increased from 11 numbers to 12. The details provided are for information purposes only and are not indicative of future prize values.

How Prizes Are Funded

In the UK, EuroMillions prizes are funded entirely through ticket revenue. A EuroMillions line costs £2.50 to play in the UK, but this price is in fact the combined cost of entry into a EuroMillions draw and the UK Millionaire Maker raffle. Your entry into the main EuroMillions draw costs £1.65, while the remaining 85p pays for your supplementary Millionaire Maker code. Around 42 per cent of the total ticket price is allocated to the overall prize pool, with 50 per cent of the main draw's entry cost going to EuroMillions prizes.

As of the 14th July 2019, the percentage of the 85p Millionaire Maker entry price that funds Millionaire Maker prizes is decreased from 42 per cent to 30 per cent – or 25.5p per ticket. The Millionaire Maker's prizes are unaffected by the change; instead, the result is an increase in the amount of money per ticket allocated to good causes in the UK. Adjustments like these take place to rebalance the amount of money paid to prize funds, and ensure valuable funding is maintained.

Why Prizes Differ Between Currencies

The Euro is the base currency for EuroMillions as it is used by seven of the nine participating countries. When a jackpot is won in either the UK or Switzerland, they will be paid out the equivalent figure in pounds or Swiss francs, based on the exchange rate on the day of the draw.

For non-jackpot prizes, the amount you receive in the UK or Switzerland is not worked out purely on the basis of the exchange rate. Instead, a formula is in place to take into account each country's contribution to the game.

Each nation is required to contribute the equivalent of €2.20 to play EuroMillions. In the UK, for example, £1.65 of a ticket goes towards the main game and the remaining £0.85 pays for entry to the Millionaire Maker draw. If the value of the pound against the Euro is weak (£1.65 is worth less than €2.20), it means that UK players are effectively paying less into the overall prize fund. To make it fair, UK winners then receive a smaller payout than their European counterparts. When the pound is strong (£1.65 is worth more than €2.20), UK players are effectively contributing more to the prize pot and are rewarded with larger prizes when it comes to distributing the amounts.