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EuroMillions is a transnational lottery, launched on 7 February 2004 by:
  • France's Francaise des Jeux
  • Spain's Loterias y Apuestas del Estado
  • And the United Kingdom's Camelot
The first draw was held on Friday 13 February 2004 in Paris. Initially, only the UK, France, and Spain participated, with the Austrian, Belgian, Irish, Luxembourg, Portuguese and Swiss lotteries joining for the 8 October 2004 drawing.

Draws are held every Tuesday and Friday night at 21:45 CET in Paris. A standard EuroMillions ticket costs €2.00, £2.00 or CHF3.00 per line played, depending on the local currency. (An option, called Plus, currently available only in Ireland and Portugal, adds €1.00 per line.) The cost of playing in the UK increased from £1.50 to £2.00 per line on 7 November 2009, due to the combination of: the EUR/GBP exchange rate, and an automatic entry in its Millionaire Raffle.

All prizes, including the jackpot, are tax-free (except in Switzerland) and are paid as a lump sum.

Please note the prices quoted are for buying directly from a retailer, the tickets priced on this website include syndicate management fees, credit card processing fees etc. and the purpose is to provide a fully managed syndication service for expats as well as anyone who wishes to run an office/private lottery pool and have their tickets managed by an independent and autonomous third party.
How to play
Each Euromillions ticket must be filled out as follows:
  • The player selects five main numbers which can be any number from 1 to 50.
  • The player selects two different lucky star numbers from a pool of 11 numbers.
Draws take place at 9:45pm every Tuesday and Friday in Paris, France.

The gameplay changed on Tuesday 10 May 2011 with a second weekly draw and the number of "lucky stars" in the Pacquerette machine increasing from 9 to 11. A prize for matching two main numbers and no lucky stars was also introduced on the same date.
Lottery results and prize breakdown for: Euromillions, Draw date: 2016-08-12
Draw results
Jackpot: £40 Million
Match + Stars
Jackpot Winners
Estimated Jackpot
5 + 2 stars
Match + Stars
Prize Winners
Prize Amount
5 + 1 stars
Match 5
4 + 2 stars
4 + 1 star
Match 4
3 + 2 stars
3 + 1 star
Match 3
Match 2 + 2 stars
Match 2 + 1 star
Match 1 + 2 stars
Match 2
Who can play?
Any person 18 or over who resides in a participating country. The minimum age differs in some countries, e.g. it is 16 years in the UK.

The game is currently available to players in Andorra, Austria, Belgium, France, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

This site has a minimum age restriction of 18 due to our lottery and gaming license.

Prize structure
Prize Level Matches Probability of winning % Prize Fund Expected winnings
Jackpot Match 5 + 2 1 in 116,531,800 32% Jackpot
Tier 2 Match 5 + 1 1 in 6,473,989 4.8% €310,751
Tier 3 Match 5 1 in 3,236,994 1.6% €51,792
Tier 4 Match 4 + 2 1 in 517,919 0.8% €4,143
Tier 5 match 4 + 1 1 in 28,773 0.7% €201
Tier 6 match 4 + 0 1 in 14,387 0.7% €59
Tier 7 Match 3 + 2 1 in 11,771 0.5% €19
Tier 8 Match 3 + 1 1 in 821 2.3% €14
Tier 9 match 2 + 2 1 in 654 2.3% €19
Tier 10 Match 3 1 in 327 3.7% €12
Tier 11 Match 1 + 2 1 in 156 6.5% €10
Tier 12 match 2 + 1 1 in 46 17.6% €8
Tier 12 match 2 1 in 23 18% €4
Booster fund 8.6%

The booster fund is available to contribute to the jackpot, for example to boost the initial jackpot in a sequence of growing jackpots. The amount utilized each week is determined in advance by the participating lotteries.

Interesting odds:
  • The odds of winning any prize at all are 1 in 13
  • The odds of getting none of the 50 main balls but getting both lucky stars is approximately 1 in 95.
This means that it is less likely than getting 2 main balls and one lucky star (1 in 46). However, there is no prize for only getting 2 lucky stars.

As of May 10, 2011, 8.6% of the prize fund is allocated to a "Booster Fund" which can be used to boost the jackpot prize.

The figures for the estimated prize are just a guide, and the actual amount varies according to the total in the prize fund and the number of winners for each prize. (Estimated prizes as per reverse of UK playslip).

If the Jackpot is not won, it rolls over to the following week.

Effective November 7, 2009 new rules were put in place regarding rollovers. The new rules introduce the Jackpot Pool Cap. The jackpot will continue to rollover until the Jackpot reaches or exceeds €185,000,000, the Jackpot will remain at €185,000,000 and any additional prize money rolled over will be added to the jackpot pool for the next lower prize level containing at least 1 winner (5 main numbers + 1 Lucky Star or possibly even just 5 main numbers).

After winning the Jackpot with a Jackpot Pool Cap, the Jackpot Pool Cap grows by €5,000,000. (In other words, after the capped Jackpot of €185,000,000 is won, the next Jackpot Pool Cap is €190,000,000, then the next time €195,000,000 etc.).

If the €190,000,000 Jackpot is still not won, the Jackpot will continue to be €190,000,000 for the next draw if it is won, and again any additional prize money will be added to the jackpot pool for the next lower prize level containing at least 1 winner.

A new rule change of 12 January 2012 locks the Jackpot cap at €190,000,000 permanently and if the jackpot is not won after two draws, the prize money will be distributed amongst the winners at the next level.

Euromillions trust
The participating national lotteries in the EuroMillions game have each established a EuroMillions Trust account. This is used for the settlement of all amounts due and for holding amounts in respect of future prizes. This trust arrangement protects the participating lotteries between them from a default from one of the national companies and ultimately the players interests.
Super draws and Event draws
Super Draws and Event draws are special drawings when the Jackpot is set to a guaranteed amount (often €100 million or €130 million at times), regardless of the expected Jackpot. The difference being that a Super Draw jackpot will roll over to the next drawing if not won but an Event Draw jackpot will be distributed amongst the winners in the next lower tier (i.e. match 5 + 1).

The first Super draw of 2011 took place on Tuesday 10 May to mark the introduction of the second weekly Euromillions draw and changes to the game format (11 lucky stars instead of 9 and a new "match 2 main numbers and no lucky stars" prize tier).

Super draws have been held to date on:
  • 4 Oct 2011 (€100 million)
  • 10 May 2011 (€100 million)
  • 1 October 2010 (€100 million)
  • 5 February 2010 (€100 million)
  • 18 September 2009 (€100 million)
  • 6 March 2009 (€100 million)
  • 26 September 2008 (€130 million)
  • 8 February 2008 (€130 million)
  • 28 September 2007 (€130 million)
  • 9 February 2007 (€100 million)
(This is a change to the game rules as of April 4, 2011 when the Event Draw was added. To date, there is yet to be an Event Draw.)
Notable Euromillions Winners
Date Prize money Winner Other details
7 October 2011 €117.705.979 or £101,203,600.70 1 UK ticket Won £101m EuroMillions jackpot by Dave and Angela Dawes from Wisbech (Cambridgeshire).
13 September 2011 €162.256.622 or £141,872,754.94 1 French ticket Anonymous
12 July 2011 €185,000,000 or £161,653,000 1 UK ticket Won £161m EuroMillions jackpot by Colin and Chris Weir from Largs 33 miles (53 km) from Glasgow.
13 May 2011 €121,019,633 or £105,892,179 1 Spanish ticket Won by 30-year-old baker Francisco Delgado Rodriguez from Pilas (Seville).
8 October 2010 €129,818,431 or £113,019,926 1 UK ticket Anonymous.
14 May 2010 €100,037,101 or £84,451,321 1 UK ticket
12 February 2010 €129,618,406 or £112,016,226 2 winning tickets (Spain and UK) UK winners Nigel Page and Justine Laycock from Cirencester won £56,008,113.20
6 November 2009 €102,199,675 or £91,141,671 2 winning tickets (both UK) Two winners shared the jackpot prize, receiving £45.5 million each, the largest lottery prizes ever paid out in the UK at that time. One of the winning tickets was held by a syndicate of 7 people from Liverpool (each receiving £6.5 million); the other by a couple in Wales.
18 September 2009 €100 million or £89 million 1 French ticket Syndicate of 15 players. Each member wins more than €6 million.
8 May 2009 €126,231,764 or £110 million 1 Spanish ticket The jackpot had rolled over on six previous occasions. The winner was an unnamed 25-year old Spanish woman. Up to this time it represented the largest ever jackpot to have been won by a single ticket holder in European history.
6 March 2009 €100 million 2 people Two winners shared the jackpot prize, receiving €50 million each.
26 September 2008 €130 million 15 people There was no winner with all 5 numbers and both lucky stars. The super-draw jackpot of was won by those people who had 5 numbers and 1 lucky star, winning a total of nearly €9.2 million each.
5 September 2008 €119 million 2 people Two winners shared the jackpot prize, receiving nearly €60 million each.
8 February 2008 €130 million 16 people There was no winner with all 5 numbers and both lucky stars. The super-draw jackpot of was won by those people who had 5 numbers and 1 lucky star, winning a total of over €8.6 million each.
28 September 2007 €130 million 14 people There was no winner with all 5 numbers and both lucky stars. The super-draw jackpot of was won by those people who had 5 numbers and 1 lucky star, winning a total of over €9.8 million each.
31 August 2007 €39,5 million or £26.5 million 1 UK ticket
10 August 2007 €52.6 million or £35.4 million 1 UK ticket The winner was Angela Kelly, a 40-year-old former Royal Mail postal administrator from East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire, Scotland, at the time won the largest lottery win ever in the United Kingdom.
9 February 2007 €100 million or £67.9 million 1 Belgian ticket An unnamed Belgian man won the EuroMillions jackpot with a ticket bought in a newspaper shop in Tienen. This is the biggest lottery win in Belgium and the third-biggest individual win in EuroMillions history.
17 November 2006 €183 million or £124 million 20 people (7 British, 4 French, 3 Spanish, 3 Portuguese, 2 Irish, 1 Belgian) The EuroMillions jackpot had rolled over eleven times. No ticket matched all the winning numbers for the twelfth draw, so the jackpot was divided among the twenty tickets that matched five numbers and one lucky star. Each ticket holder won 5% of the jackpot plus the regular match 5 +1 prize (a total of over €9.6 million or £7.1 million each). Seven of the twenty tickets were sold in the United Kingdom, four in France, three each in Spain and Portugal, two in Ireland and one in Belgium.
31 March 2006 €75,753,123 or £56,608,222 1 Belgian ticket After rolling over six times, the EuroMillions jackpot was won by an unnamed Belgian man. This was the second biggest win ever in Belgium, and the third-biggest prize won by a single person.
3 February 2006 €183 million or £134 million 3 people (2 French, 1 Portuguese) After rolling over eleven times, the EuroMillions jackpot was won by three ticket holders, two in France and one in Portugal. They each received €60 million.
29 July 2005 €115,436,126 or £77 million 1 Irish ticket After rolling over nine times, the EuroMillions jackpot was won on a ticket purchased in Garryowen, Limerick, Ireland. The winner was Dolores McNamara, a 45-year-old mother of six; she was the biggest individual winner in EuroMillions history until May 2009. She claimed the prize on 4 August 2005 at the Irish National Lottery's headquarters in Dublin.
Distribution of Revenue
Breakdown of UK Euromillions revenue
0.5% in profit to Camelot
4.5% in operating costs
5% in commission to the retailers.
12% to the Government (Lottery Duty)
28% for the Good Causes
50% to winners
Euromillions plus (Portugal and Ireland)
In June 2007, with the success of the main EuroMillions game, the Irish National Lottery launched EuroMillions Plus. For an extra €1 per line, players could enter the additional draw with the top prize each week of €500,000. Sales of the main EuroMillions in Ireland for 2006 were over €145 million; this success led to the introduction of 'Plus'. Portugal followed Ireland in the middle of 2009.
UK Millionaire Raffle
Since November 2009 at least one UK player every week has won a guaranteed million Pounds Sterling. With the introduction of the Tuesday EuroMillions Draw on Tuesday 10 May 2011 there are now 2 Millionaire Raffle winners each week.

On Christmas Eve 2010 (Friday, 24 December 2010) the UK Millionaire Raffle was increased to 25 winners in one evening, on Tuesday 7 June 2011, there were 15 winners.

The chances of winning the UK Millionaire Raffle game on a Tuesday can be estimated as 1 in 3,500,000. On a Friday, it can be calculated as 1 in 9,200,000. Winning in this game depends greatly on the number of the playslips sold.

Prices per line in the UK increased by 50 pence to £2.00. The 50 pence was added due to weak exchange rates between the Pound & Euro and to cover the expense of the new Millionaire Raffle.

Millionaires Month runs from November 25, 2011 through to December 23, 2011, this is where 50 UK Millionaire Raffle winners are announced over a month long promotion. The Millionaires Month promotion is the biggest ever Millionaire Raffle event to-date. On Friday 25 November 2011 the first 18 millionaires were made. Another 7 were made between Tuesday 29 November 2011 and Tuesday 20 December 2011. On Friday 23 December 2011 the last 25 millionaires were made.

To celebrate the london 2012 olypics on july 27th 2012 100 winners were drawn
Belgian Winner Profiles Scandal
In June 2009, a Belgian newspaper claimed the National Lottery made up the profiles it announces of the EuroMillions winners. The names of Belgian winners are not normally released, except for a summary profile such as "a woman in her forties with two children." The newspaper claimed these profiles were entirely made up for commercial reasons, to make them more identifiable to the majority of players. For example, one winner who was an elderly woman from Blankenberge was turned into "a family with three children from Gent." A high-placed former employee claimed he was ordered to make up the profiles, while the directors of the lottery claimed no such order was ever given. Simultaneously, there were claims that the National Lottery had covered up a major case of fraud in which sellers of tickets had swapped winning tickets for losing ones, keeping the earnings to themselves; though it was not clear whether this involved any winning EuroMillions tickets as well. The National Lottery admitted there was such a case of fraud, but said it was a very minor case only involving a single ticket worth 2.5 EUR.
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