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How to Play EuroMillions: Your Step-by-Step Guide

Find out how to play EuroMillions with this easy step-by-step guide. Whether you are picking up a ticket from a retailer or taking part online, it only takes a minute or two to enter the game. Draws take place on Tuesdays and Fridays at around 8.00pm.

Picking your numbers

Select main numbers and Lucky Stars

Pick five main numbers between 1 and 50 and an additional two numbers, known as Lucky Stars, from a separate pool of 1 to 12. These Lucky Stars can be the same as some of those you selected from the main pool.

If you want to leave your selection to chance, you can opt for a Lucky Dip; your numbers will then be generated at random. You can play up to seven lines of numbers on one playslip.

Choosing your draws

Choose your draw days

Decide whether to enter your numbers into the Tuesday draw, the Friday draw, or both. You must get your entries in before 7.30pm on draw days.

If you are playing in-store, you just need to mark the relevant box at the top of your playslip, or inform the retailer of when you want to play.


Choose Weeks

How many weeks to play?

You can play for up to four weeks in advance by marking the appropriate box on your playslip. If you have selected both draw days, your numbers will then be entered into eight consecutive draws.

If you leave your playslip blank, you will just be entered into the next draw for the day(s) you have chosen. When you play online, you can set up a Direct Debit so that you never miss a draw and your selected numbers will be automatically entered every time.

How many draws to play

Pay for your tickets

Purchase your tickets at a cost of £2.50 per line. This ensures that your selections are registered into the official computer system. You just need to keep your ticket safe if you play in-store as you will need it to claim any prizes you win.

If you play online, your numbers are secure so you just need to log in to your account to see if you are a winner. You will also receive an email notification if a prize is due.

How to Win EuroMillions

Five numbers and two Lucky Stars are randomly selected in every EuroMillions draw. To land a prize, you have to match your chosen numbers with the winning ones. If you get all seven the same, you will bank a share of the jackpot – which starts at €17 million (approximately £14 million) and rolls over when it is not won.

There are 12 other prize tiers in addition to the jackpot, so you even win an award if you match just two of the main numbers. Visit the EuroMillions Prizes and Odds page for more information about all the ways to win.

Additional EuroMillions Games in the UK

EuroMillions is also played in eight other countries – Ireland, France, Spain, Portugal, Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg and Switzerland. However, the following games are only available in the UK.

UK Millionaire Maker

You are automatically entered into the UK Millionaire Maker raffle whenever you buy a EuroMillions ticket in the UK. The cost of entry is included in the £2.50 price so you do not need to do anything extra to take part. You receive a unique nine-digit code for every line of numbers you play. This code is located directly underneath your main EuroMillions numbers on your ticket.

The Millionaire Maker results can be checked very easily. A retailer will scan your ticket if you take it to be checked in-store, or you can use the EuroMillions Checker. If you play online, you will be notified if you are a winner. You need to match all nine characters in the right order to win a £1 million prize.

EuroMillions HotPicks

EuroMillions HotPicks is a separate game to EuroMillions but the results are taken from the same winning numbers. You pay £1.50 per entry and choose how many of the main numbers you want to try and match - between one and five. To win, you must match all the numbers you select. Go to the EuroMillions HotPicks section to learn more about this game.

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