Millionaire Maker, previously called Millionaire Raffle, is a supplementary game played alongside EuroMillions in the UK. Since 2009, each line of EuroMillions numbers purchased also includes an entry into this additional raffle, which now guarantees at least two ticket holders in every draw will win £1 million. Before a number of changes were made to EuroMillions in September 2016 the game produced one winner in a standard draw.View Millionaire Maker Results ›
How Millionaire Maker Works
Players receive a randomly-generated code for each EuroMillions line they play. Each combination stands exactly the same chance of being drawn as any other code and two players are guaranteed to win £1 million each in any standard draw. There is no possibility of a rollover as only Millionaire Maker codes on EuroMillions tickets valid for that draw are entered into the random number generator that dispenses the winners.
If you purchase tickets in advance to cover draws over several weeks, you receive a single code for each line of EuroMillions numbers, which remain valid for every draw in which you are entered. However, Direct Debit players have new Millionaire Maker codes generated for every draw.
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 bear codes that begin with the same letters, although codes on advance tickets with different starting letters are also entered into the draw and have an equal chance of winning.
This explains why, when looking back through historical results, the first letters of the winning Millionaire Maker codes donít always run in alphabetical order. You could see this pattern develop, for instance:
|Draw Day||Winning Millionaire Maker Codes|
|Tuesday||JJJJ11111 & JJJJ55555|
|Friday||MMMM22222 & MMMM66666|
|Tuesday||JJJJ33333 & TTTT77777|
|Friday||VVVV44444 & VVVV88888|
The winner of the third draw whose code begins with J most likely bought a multi-draw ticket in advance of the first draw.
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.
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|
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.
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.
The last two EuroMillions draws of each month are designated as Mega Week and 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.
From time to time, there are more Millionaire Maker prizes available to win in an individual draw. You can find out information about when these events will take place at the National-Lottery.com news pages.
Claiming a Millionaire Maker Prize
If you are a Millionaire Maker winner, visit the Lottery Claims page to learn how to receive your prize. All prizes must be claimed within 180 days of the winning draw.