EuroMillions Information


EuroMillions is a popular European lottery played twice a week in nine different countries. Launched in February 2004, EuroMillions regularly offers huge jackpots that can reach as high as €230 million.

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Draw Times

EuroMillions draws take place at around 21:00 CET every Tuesday and Friday, with ticket sales in stores closing around thirty minutes before the draw. Entries can be purchased online until immediately before the draw takes place.

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Participating Countries

EuroMillions is currently played in nine participating countries:

You must be located in one of the countries listed above to purchase EuroMillions tickets from retailers. If you reside outside of those countries you can pick your numbers ahead of every draw and win jackpots of up to €230 million through online providers like Jackpot.com.

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Winners by Country

There have been 519 jackpot winners since the first EuroMillions draw back in 2004. Take a look at the table below to find out exactly how many first prize winner each country has produced:

Country Number of Jackpot Winners
France 114
UK 114
Spain 112
Portugal 79
Belgium 39
Switzerland 23
Ireland 18
Austria 17
Luxembourg 3
Total 519

Why do some countries have more winners than others?

Players from France, Spain and the UK have had more opportunities to win the jackpot as they started playing EuroMillions eight months before the other participating countries. They participated in their first draw on 13th February 2004, with Austria, Belgium, Ireland, Luxembourg, Portugal and Switzerland joining the game later that year on 8th October 2004.

For more information on how long you will have to claim any EuroMillions prizes won in each of these countries, visit the FAQs page.

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How to Play and Win EuroMillions

To play EuroMillions, players select five main numbers from 1 to 50 and two Lucky Stars between 1 and 12. The overall odds of winning a prize are 1 in 13, while the odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 139,838,160. To win the jackpot, players must match all five main numbers and both Lucky Stars drawn. There are 13 prize tiers in total, with players needing to match at least two main numbers to win a prize. For more information about the different prize tiers, visit the Prizes page.

The game has a starting jackpot of €17 million and a jackpot cap that is currently worth €230 million. The maximum prize goes up by €10 million after each time it has been won. This happened most recently in October 2021 after a French player pocketed €220 million. The jackpot cap had previously been fixed at €190 million for several years before new rules were introduced in 2020 to give it the chance to increase incrementally to a possible €250 million in the future.

Visit the Results page to see the latest winning numbers and prize breakdowns.

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Additional Games

It isn’t just the main EuroMillions draw that offers fantastic prizes. Each participating country hosts its own supplementary games, which can result in players winning five or even six-figure prizes. Find out more about these exciting games below:

UK

Game Type Included in Ticket Price? Jackpot/Prize How to Win
Millionaire Maker Raffle Yes £1 million Match one of the four-letter, five-digit codes drawn to win the jackpot. There is one winner in every regular draw.
EuroMillions HotPicks Lottery No £1 million Pick up to five numbers from 1 to 50 and win a prize if you can match all the numbers you select. The numbers used for the results are the main numbers drawn for EuroMillions.

Ireland

Game Type Included in Ticket Price? Jackpot/Prize How to Win
EuroMillions Plus Lottery No €500,000 Played with a ticket holder’s main EuroMillions numbers, participants must match between three and five numbers to win a prize.
Ireland-Only Raffle Raffle Yes €5,000 Match one of the four-letter, five-digit codes drawn to win €5,000. There are ten winners per draw.

Belgium

Game Type Included in Ticket Price? Jackpot/Prize How to Win
My Bonus Lottery Yes €500 (sometimes holds special draws with other amounts) Match one of the four-letter, five-digit codes drawn to win €500. There are 200 prizes on Tuesdays and 400 on Fridays.
Belgium Joker Number Generated No €200,000 (minimum) Players must match six randomly generated numbers and one of 12 astrological signs to win the jackpot. Drawn daily.

France

Game Type Included in Ticket Price? Jackpot/Prize How to Win
My Million Raffle Yes €1 million Match the two-letter, seven-digit code drawn to win the jackpot. There is one winner per draw.
Etoile+ Raffle No Prizes Vary Players can increase the value of main game prizes if they match some of the main numbers and one or both of the Lucky Stars.

Portugal

Game Type Included in Ticket Price? Jackpot/Prize How to Win
M1lhao Raffle Yes €1 million Match the three-letter, five-digit code drawn to win the jackpot. Draws take place on Friday only and there is one winner per draw.

Austria

Game Type Included in Ticket Price? Jackpot/Prize How to Win
Austria Joker Number Generated No €770,000 (estimated) Players must match six randomly generated numbers in order. Draws take place on Wednesday and Sunday.

Switzerland

Game Type Included in Ticket Price? Jackpot/Prize How to Win
Super-Star Raffle No CHF250,000 (fixed amount per winner) Match the five-digit code in the correct order to win the jackpot. Ten additional prize tiers are available.
2 Chance Lottery Yes CHF150,000 Played with a ticket holder’s main EuroMillions numbers, participants must match between three and five numbers to win a prize.

Luxembourg

Game Type Included in Ticket Price? Jackpot/Prize How to Win
Luxembourg Joker Number Generated No €500,000 Players must match six randomly generated numbers in order to win the jackpot.
Extra Lux Lottery Yes €100,000 Match five numbers in the draw to win the jackpot. Two additional tiers are available for matching three and four numbers.

Spain

Game Type Included in Ticket Price? Jackpot/Prize How to Win
El Millon Raffle Yes €1 million Match the three-letter, five-digit code drawn to win the jackpot. There is one winner per draw, which take place on Fridays.
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