How to Play EuroMillions
EuroMillions is a simple and exciting game that can be played online or via an authorised retailer. Follow the instructions below to enter:
- Select five main EuroMillions numbers from a pool of 1 to 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 those selected from the main pool if you wish.
- If you want to leave your selection to chance, you can opt for a Lucky Dip; this allows the computer to randomly generate the numbers on a ticket.
- Select whether you would like to enter the Tuesday draw, the Friday draw, or both. You can then choose to enter for one, two, three, or four weeks.
- Confirm and purchase your entry.
If you play online, you will receive an email confirming your entry, with your playslip being stored in your personal account. If you play through an authorised retailer, you must keep your physical tickets safe ahead of the draws.
How to Win a Prize
Matching all five main numbers and both Lucky Stars guarantees that you win the EuroMillions jackpot. If more than one player matches the winning combination, then the top prize is shared equally between all jackpot-winning tickets.
The top prize starts at a minimum of €17 million (£15 million) and rolls over if it is not won. The jackpot can grow up to a maximum of €190 million and can stay at this level for four draws before it must be won in the following one.
In addition to the jackpot, there are a further 12 prize tiers and you can win by matching just two main numbers upwards. For more information on the different prizes available, visit the EuroMillions prizes page.
Checking Your Ticket
You can check your tickets against the winning numbers by visiting the EuroMillions results page, using the ticket checker or by presenting a retailer with a ticket for a draw that has been held. It is also advised that you sign the back of your ticket if you buy an entry from a retailer, as it will provide proof of ownership. If you play online you will be contacted via email if you have won a prize.
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 also be entered into the UK Millionaire Maker in every draw and the European Millionaire Maker when it takes place.
UK Millionaire Maker
UK Millionaire Maker is a supplementary game exclusive to UK EuroMillions players. Included in the price of a ticket, the raffle presents at least one player in every draw with £1 million for matching a randomly-generated code. From time to time, the draw also features an event called Mega Week, in which players can win luxury holidays in addition to a £1 million cash prize.
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, with players matching unique, automatically generated codes to win.