EuroMillions prizes can reach up to a jackpot of 190 million (around £160 million, depending on the exchange rate) for matching all five main numbers and two Lucky Stars. However, there are 12 additional prize tiers in which you can win in any single draw, with awards paid out for matching anything from two main numbers upwards. UK EuroMillions players can also win prizes in Millionaire Maker and European Millionaire Maker.
Odds of Winning EuroMillions Prizes
The odds of winning any EuroMillions prize stand at 1 in 13, with a 1 in 139,838,160 chance of claiming the jackpot. The odds of winning a prize in the main EuroMillions game are not affected by the number of other players taking part, although the amount of tickets sold can have an effect on the value of any prize you receive. More players means a larger prize pool in each of the winning tiers, but it could also mean sharing the prize pool with a greater number of players.
Conversely, odds of winning Millionaire Maker and European Millionaire Maker are entirely dependent on the number of other entrants. You can find out more about these additional games at their individual pages.
Here are all the winning EuroMillions tiers, information on the prizes you can expect to win and the odds of success in each tier:
|Match||% Prize Fund||Odds of Winning||Lowest Ever Prize Amount||Highest Ever Prize Amount||Average Prize Amount Per Draw||Lowest Ever Winners||Highest Ever Winners||Average Winners Per Draw|
|5 + 2||43.2%/27%||1 in 139,838,160||€7,500,000.00||€190,000,000.00||€46,839,761.98||0||5||0.3|
|5 + 1||3.95%||1 in 6,991,908||€59,326.40||€4,576,070.50||€451,935.40||0||24||4.6|
|5 + 0||0.92%||1 in 3,107,514.67||€6,663.20||€923,685.20||€77,404.53||0||50||9.2|
|4 + 2||0.45%||1 in 621,502.93||€703.50||€13,645.00||€4,527.21||12||327||58|
|4 + 1||0.48%||31,075.15||€53.80||€334.60||€204.94||376||3,101||1,060|
|3 + 2||0.67%||1 in 14,125.07||€21.40||€178.20||€70.25||695||8,973||2,540|
|4 + 0||0.38%||1 in 13,811.18||€22.40||€161.60||€97.84||902||7,136||2,159|
|2 + 2||1.75%||1 in 985.47||€8.80||€31.30||€19.94||10,301||99,416||36,405|
|3 + 1||1.85%||1 in 706.25||€7.40||€22.10||€14.63||18,107||141,269||46,443|
|3 + 0||3.5%||1 in 313.89||€7.00||€17.30||€12.20||42,754||307,015||94,558|
|1 + 2||4.95%||1 in 187.71||€5.00||€16.80||€10.68||55,483||516,608||190,473|
|2 + 1||14.85%||1 in 49.27||€5.50||€11.80||€8.04||277,649||2,104,930||664,518|
|2 + 0||18.25%||1 in 21.9||€3.00||€5.30||€4.11||667,406||4,598,171||1,352,136|
Figures calculated using results drawn between 10/05/2011 and 19/09/2017.
This column shows the percentage of the ticket receipts set aside for prizes allocated to each winning tier. The remainder is diverted to the Booster Fund, which ensures a minimum jackpot of 17 million. Surplus amounts from the Booster Fund are used to offer enhanced Superdraw jackpots.
The amount of the prize fund allocated to the jackpot is 43.2% for the first six draws of every rollover cycle, with 4.8% added to the Booster Fund. From the seventh draw until the jackpot is won or it rolls down, the allocation for the jackpot is 27%, with 21% paid to the Booster Fund.
The highest and lowest Match 5+2 values are based on the total jackpot prize on offer, no matter how many ticket holders won.
The values for every tier except the jackpot are based on prize values won by individual ticket holders.
The EuroMillions jackpot starts at a minimum of 17 million (around £14 million) and can rise quickly due to rollovers to a jackpot cap of 190 million. Once there, it can stay at that level for up to four draws, with money from ticket sales that would have been added to the jackpot being shared amongst winners in the next prize tier. After the fourth draw without a jackpot winner, the full amount rolls down to the next prize tier and is shared amongst the winners. Find out more at the Jackpot Cap page.
Two winning tickets have claimed the top prize of 190 million in the games history, although the largest sterling win went to Colin and Christine Weir of Largs, Ayrshire, who won at the previous cap of 185 million on 12th July 2011, but collected £161.6 million due to the more favourable exchange rate at the time.
The largest sterling jackpot was offered in the previous draw, on Friday 8th July 2011, when 185 million converted to £164.7 million. However, there was no winner at the jackpot cap and the pound strengthened slightly against the Euro in the three days before the second draw at that level.
Why UK Non-Jackpot Prizes Arent a Direct Exchange From Euros
You might have noticed that the values of EuroMillions prizes in pounds and Euros do not correspond to the current exchange rate. This is because, whereas the jackpot is a direct conversion, non-jackpot prizes are worked out based on the contributions of players using different currencies.
For every EuroMillions line played in the UK, £1.65 is set aside for the main game, with the additional 85p funding Millionaire Maker. Each Euro line contributes 2.20 to the main draw and then varying amounts across the nations for their own extra games.
This means that, when £1.65 is worth less than 2.20, UK players technically put in less to the prize fund than those on the continent and therefore win lower amounts in the same tiers. When £1.65 is worth more than 2.20, UK prizes are more valuable than the ones that Eurozone players win for matching the same amount of numbers.