EuroMillions Draw Timeline
Find out the schedule for a EuroMillions draw here, from the time that ticket sales close to the time that results are announced. Use this guide to make sure that you never miss out on entering a draw and know when to check if you are a winner.
Please note that the timings are approximate and may change depending on various factors, including the number of tickets sold and the time taken to process entries.
When do ticket sales close?
Entries close at 7:30pm GMT (8:30pm CET) on Tuesdays and Fridays, meaning that you can take part up until around half an hour before the draw takes place. All entries must be purchased before the deadline or they will not be valid for the upcoming draw.
The cut-off time is the same for everyone online and in all retailers, so there will be no flexibility even if you miss the deadline by a few seconds. Once sales have closed, the draw will then take place before tickets for the next game become available.
When do draws take place?
EuroMillions draws take place in Paris at around 8:00pm to 8:10pm GMT (9:00pm to 9:10pm CET). The winning numbers will be shown on the results page as soon as they are available.
When do you find out prize amounts?
You can find out if you are a winner as soon as the numbers have been drawn. As long as you have matched at least two main numbers, you know you will be due a prize. If you have matched all five main numbers and both Lucky Stars, you are a jackpot winner.
However, all EuroMillions prizes are calculated on a pari-mutuel basis, meaning the value depends on the number of entries sold for the game and the number of winners in each tier. To find out exactly how much you have won, you need to wait for the prize breakdown to be released.
Each of the nine participating countries will reveal its own winners separately and the time when this is done can vary from draw to draw, but usually the breakdown will be out before 10pm GMT (11pm GMT). This will show whether the jackpot was won, and how big the prizes were in every tier.
When must you claim prizes?
If you have won a prize, you can then come forward to claim your money. You must collect your prize in the country where you purchased your ticket, and each participating nation has its own rules for how quickly you must stake your claim, ranging from 60 days in France to three years in Austria.
If the deadline for claiming your prize has passed, you will no longer be able to receive your money. You can use the Ticket Checker to see if you have won a prize from the last 180 days.
If you win the jackpot, you must contact the lottery operator in the country where you played, and you will then be guided through the rest of the process at a pace that suits you. A meeting will be arranged to verify your winning ticket, you will be paid your prize and you can decide on whether to opt for publicity or stay anonymous.
You will also be offered professional financial advice and emotional support as you come to terms with your big win. It is up to you whether you take the guidance and how long you continue to receive it.