How to Play EuroMillions
Learn how to play EuroMillions to be in with a chance of winning jackpots that can reach as high as €200 million. EuroMillions can be played in retailers in nine participating countries or online. Follow the steps below to get your entry to the next draw:
- Visit a licensed lottery retailer in any of the participating countries or choose your numbers online.
- Pick five main EuroMillions numbers between 1 and 50.
- Select an additional two numbers, known as Lucky Stars, from a separate pool of 1 to 12. These numbers 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.
- Select whether you would like to enter the Tuesday draw, the Friday draw, or both. You can then enter for up to four weeks at a time or, if you’re playing online, subscribe on an ongoing basis.
- Pay for your entry.
If you play online, you will receive an email confirming your entry and your numbers will be safely stored in your online lottery account. If you play in-store you will need to keep your ticket safe until the draw as you will need it to claim a prize.
How to Win a Prize
Five numbers and two Lucky Stars will be randomly selected in every EuroMillions draw and you have to match your chosen numbers with the winning ones.
Matching all five main numbers and both Lucky Stars means that you win the EuroMillions jackpot. If more than one player does this in the same draw the prize money will be shared equally between the winners.
The jackpot starts at a minimum of €17 million (£15 million) and if it is not won it ‘rolls over’ and increases in value for the next draw. The jackpot can grow to a maximum of €200 million and can stay at that level for four draws before it must be won in the following one.
There are 12 other prize tiers in addition to the jackpot and you can win by matching just two main numbers. For more information on the different prizes available, visit the EuroMillions Prizes page.
How to Play Related EuroMillions Games
When you play EuroMillions in the UK, there are extra ways to win prizes apart from matching the numbers drawn in the main game. You will automatically be entered into the UK Millionaire Maker when you buy a ticket and you will also be entered into the European Millionaire Maker raffle if one is scheduled to take place.
UK Millionaire Maker
UK Millionaire Maker is a supplementary game exclusive to UK EuroMillions players. Entry to the raffle is included in the price of a EuroMillions ticket and you will receive a randomly generated code with your numbers. You don’t need to do anything else except look out for the winning code that is selected alongside the main EuroMillions draw; if the code on your ticket matches the winning one exactly, you win £1 million.
Special editions of the UK Millionaire Maker raffle take place from time to time, in which many prizes of £1 million are given away on the same night. See the UK Millionaire Maker page for more details.
European Millionaire Maker
European Millionaire Maker is a special raffle that creates numerous millionaires across the nine participating EuroMillions nations on occasions throughout the year. The game is separate to the UK Millionaire Maker but works in a similar way; you will receive a random code on your EuroMillions ticket and must match it with one of the winning codes on the night of the draw.
The winning codes in UK Millionaire Maker and European Millionaire Maker raffles are drawn separately. The codes are not interchangeable, meaning that you cannot use a UK Millionaire Maker code to claim a European Millionaire Maker code, and vice versa. You can find more information on the European Millionaire Maker page.
HotPicks is played every Tuesday and Friday and gives players another opportunity to win up to £1 million. It costs £1.50 per line to play and although it is a separate game it uses the winning numbers from the EuroMillions draw.
In HotPicks, the objective is still to match your numbers with the winning ones but the difference is you get to choose how many numbers you want to try and match. The more numbers you pick, the bigger the potential prize, but you must match all of your numbers to win.
For example, you could pick just one number and if that number appears in the winning line you win £10. On the opposite end of the scale you could pick five numbers and if you match them all with the five winning EuroMillions numbers, you win £1 million.
You must match all of your numbers, though. If you pick five numbers, for example, you don’t win anything for matching four or fewer. Go to the EuroMillions HotPicks page to find out more.