UK Millionaire Maker
UK Millionaire Maker is a supplementary EuroMillions game played exclusively in the UK. It works like a raffle and presents players with an additional chance to win big by offering at least two prizes of £1 million in every draw.
How it 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 that draws the winners; 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, with these most likely having been bought as part of a multidraw ticket.
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.
Odds of Winning
Your odds of winning Millionaire Maker depend on how many other players take part, as two codes are drawn from all of those entered.
Here are the estimated odds of winning Millionaire Maker, given average participation on different days and with varying jackpots on offer:
|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|
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 the raffle comes in a Tuesday draw where the jackpot is at its base level.
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 July 2018||13||13 millionaires on Friday 13th.|
|Friday 13th April 2018||13||13 millionaires on Friday 13th.|
|Friday 29th December 2017||10||Celebrating the 2017 festive season.|
|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 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. Full prize details for future and past draws can be found at the Mega Week page.
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 Maker. 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.