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Millionaire Maker

Millionaire MakerMillionaire Maker is a supplementary EuroMillions game played exclusively in the UK. The raffle offers at least two prizes of £1 million in every draw and presents players purchasing their EuroMillions tickets through the National Lottery with an additional chance to win big.

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How Millionaire Maker Works

Players receive a randomly-generated code for each EuroMillions line they play. As in a traditional raffle, only codes valid for that draw are entered into the random number generator; this means that the prizes must be won on the night and there is no possibility of a rollover.

Millionaire Maker codes contain four letters and five numbers, starting with H, J, M, T, V, X or Z. Tickets sold for specific one-off draws can begin with any one of these letters, but the second and third letters are usually the same, depending on the date of the draw. However, it is possible for codes with different letters in the second and third positions to win, as these will most likely have been bought as part of a multidraw ticket.

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Example Millionaire Maker code

The letters and numbers generated have no bearing on your chances of winning and there is certainly no favouring the new codes created for tickets bought solely for that draw. All valid codes for each draw are loaded into an automatic draw machine, which guarantees to select at least two codes at random.

Odds of Winning

There are certain factors that affect how many people take part in Millionaire Maker, with the level of the jackpot being one of the main contributors. More people tend to play when the jackpot is higher, making your odds of winning Millionaire Maker longer. In addition, Friday draws are more popular, so your best chance of winning comes in a Tuesday draw where the jackpot is at its base level.

Here are the estimated odds of winning Millionaire Maker:

Type of Draw Estimated Odds of Winning
Tuesday Base Draw 1 in 1,900,000
Friday Base Draw 1 in 2,950,000
Tuesday Fourth Rollover 1 in 2,250,000
Friday Fourth Rollover 1 in 3,400,000

Playing in Advance

If you purchase tickets in advance to cover draws over several weeks, you receive a single code for each line of EuroMillions numbers, which remains valid for every draw in which you are entered. However, Direct Debit players have new Millionaire Maker codes generated for every draw.

Claiming a Millionaire Maker Prize

If you are a Millionaire Maker winner, visit the How to Claim page to find to receive your reward. All prizes must be claimed within 180 days of the winning draw.

Special Draws

From time to time, there are more Millionaire Maker prizes available to win in an individual draw. Here is a list of the special events that have taken place since the supplementary draw’s inception:

Draw Date Number of Winners Reason for Draw
Friday 13th October 2017 13 Friday 13th
Friday 26th December 2014 10 Boxing Day
Friday 31st October 2014 25 Launch of Millionaire Maker and Mega Friday
Tuesday 31st December 2013 25 New Year’s Eve
Friday 26th July 2013 100 World record attempt – In an attempt to surpass the previous record (set on Friday 27th July 2012) this draw aimed to create 100 millionaires in a single draw. However, the attempt failed as only 92 of the 100 prizes were claimed.
Friday 31st May 2013 1 £1 Million Every Month for a Year – One lucky winner won £12 million, the equivalent of £1 million for every month of the year.
Tuesday 1st January 2013 25 New Year’s Day
Tuesday 25th December 2012 25 Christmas Day
Friday 27th July 2012 100 To celebrate the London Olympic Games – This draw set the record for most millionaires created in a single draw as 97 of 100 winners collected their winnings.
Friday 25th November – Friday 23rd December 2011 50 Millionaires Month - In the month leading up to Christmas, a total of 50 millionaires were made.
Tuesday 7th June 2011 15 Super Raffle
Friday 24th December 2010 25 Christmas Eve

European Millionaire Maker

European Millionaire Maker works in the same way as Millionaire Maker, but is open to players in all participating EuroMillions nations. The game is played on occasions throughout the year and you can find out more at the European Millionaire Maker page.

Mega Week

Mega Week events take place several times a year and offer additional excitement for players. The prizes up for grabs vary from one Mega Week to the next, but they often include multiple Millionaire Maker winners receiving £1 million and a luxury experience, such as a round-the-world trip or a VIP beach getaway, in one or both draws. Full prize details for future and past draws can be found at the Mega Week page.

Millionaire Maker History

Millionaire Maker was first launched in 2009 under the name Millionaire Raffle. The additional draw, which follows the main game, was designed to give players another opportunity to become a millionaire.

In October 2014, Millionaire Raffle was renamed Millionaire Raffle. At the same time, the National Lottery began to offer a range of luxury experience prizes in addition to the £1 million reward on Mega Friday, an exciting event that took place on the last Friday of every month.

A series of changes to the main EuroMillions game in September 2016 saw the number of winners in each Millionaire Maker draw double, meaning at least four players a week now win £1 million. Mega Friday also made way for Mega Week, a move which allowed players to win fabulous holidays on some Tuesdays as well.