EuroMillions UK Millionaire Maker
UK Millionaire Maker is a supplementary EuroMillions game played exclusively in the United Kingdom. It works like a raffle and guarantees that at least one player will win £1 million in every draw. Special draws also take place regularly, creating multiple winners at the same time.
How the Millionaire Maker Raffle Works
You are automatically entered into the Millionaire Maker game whenever you buy a EuroMillions ticket in the UK. The cost of entry is included in the price of your ticket.
You receive one code for each line of numbers you play. This code is randomly generated so you cannot pick your own. It is unique to you - nobody else will have the same combination of letters and numbers.
The codes are displayed directly underneath the EuroMillions numbers on your ticket. Each one contains 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.
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.
As in a traditional raffle, only codes valid for that draw are entered into the random number generator that produces the winners. This means that the prizes are guaranteed to be won, with no possibility of a rollover.
Your EuroMillions Millionaire Maker code must match up exactly with the winning code in order to win, with every letter and number in the same place. The prize is always a fixed £1 million, and you must claim prizes within 180 days, as is the case with all National Lottery prizes.
Your Odds of Winning a Millionaire Maker Prize
The odds of winning a Millionaire Maker prize depend on how many players have entered. More tickets purchased equals more codes entered into the raffle. The odds are therefore slightly different in every draw.
Here are the estimated odds of winning Millionaire Maker, based on the average number of tickets sold for different draws:
|Type of Draw||Estimated Odds of Winning|
|Tuesday Base Draw||1 in 3,570,000|
|Friday Base Draw||1 in 5,080,000|
|Tuesday Fourth Rollover||1 in 4,770,000|
|Friday Fourth Rollover||1 in 6,600,000|
Higher jackpots generally lead to more ticket sales, and more players take part on a Friday than on a Tuesday. Therefore the best odds of winning the Millionaire Maker raffle will usually come in a Tuesday draw when the jackpot is at its minimum amount of €17 million, as that’s when there are the fewest EuroMillions players.
Special Event and Promotional Raffle Draws
The National Lottery occasionally holds special draws in which many £1 million prizes are offered in the Millionaire Maker draw, instead of the usual one. These special events are announced a few weeks in advance and can significantly improve your odds of winning. The table below shows when special Millionaire Maker draws have taken place in the past.
|Draw Date||Number of Winners||Reason for Draw|
|Tuesday 4th February 2020||20||To mark the latest EuroMillions changes|
|Tuesday 31st December 2019||10||New Year's Eve|
|Friday 8th November 2019||25||National Lottery's 25th birthday|
|Friday 19th July 2019||20||20 millionaires promotional draw|
|Friday 1st March 2019||40||40 millionaires promotional draw|
|Tuesday 1st January 2019||10||New Year's Day|
|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.|
History of the EuroMillions Raffle in the UK
UK 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. Under the original rules, one player won in every draw.
In October 2014, Millionaire Raffle was renamed Millionaire Maker. At the same time, the National Lottery launched a new regular promotion known as Mega Friday, in which a larger number of players received £1 million on the last Friday of every month, in addition to a luxury experience such as a holiday.
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 were guaranteed to win £1 million. Mega Friday also made way for Mega Week, a move which allowed players to win fabulous holidays on Tuesdays as well as Fridays once a month.
Mega Weeks continued to take place regularly until July 2017. In January 2019, the number of winning Millionaire Maker codes in every draw reduced from two back down to one, allowing the National Lottery to hold even more special draws.
Note: This page relates specifically to the UK Millionaire Maker raffle. Visit the European Millionaire Maker raffle page for more information about the version of the game that is played in all nine participating countries.