There are 13 different EuroMillions prizes on offer in every draw, none bigger than the jackpot, which can reach a maximum of €200 million. That can work out at anything between around £150 million and £170 million depending on the exchange rate. That's not the only prize on offer, though; you can win something for matching as few as two numbers.
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||50%||1 in 139,838,160||€7,500,000.00||€190,000,000.00||€51,717,067.68||0||5||0.3|
|5 + 1||2.61%||1 in 6,991,908||€59,326.40||€5,227,531.10||€454,281.71||0||24||4.2|
|5 + 0||0.61%||1 in 3,107,514.67||€6,663.20||€969,918.10||€73,507.49||0||50||8.9|
|4 + 2||0.19%||1 in 621,502.93||€309.80||€13,645.00||€4,161.72||8||327||53|
|4 + 1||0.35%||31,075.15||€53.80||€334.60||€193.90||249||3,119||988|
|3 + 2||0.37%||1 in 14,125.07||€21.40||€179.30||€80.67||517||8,973||2,327|
|4 + 0||0.26%||1 in 13,811.18||€21.50||€161.60||€85.97||630||7,136||2,065|
|2 + 2||1.30%||1 in 985.47||€8.70||€31.30||€19.76||7,338||99,416||33,327|
|3 + 1||1.45%||1 in 706.25||€7.40||€22.10||€14.53||12,558||141,269||43,308|
|3 + 0||2.70%||1 in 313.89||€6.40||€17.30||€12.11||29,444||307,015||90,429|
|1 + 2||3.27%||1 in 187.71||€4.60||€16.80||€10.54||38,881||516,608||174,325|
|2 + 1||10.30%||1 in 49.27||€4.30||€11.80||€7.98||181,198||2,104,930||619,400|
|2 + 0||16.59%||1 in 21.9||€3.00||€5.30||€4.17||488,245||4,598,171||1,292,356|
Figures calculated using results drawn between 10/05/2011 and 29/05/2020.
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 50% for the first five draws of every rollover cycle and 42% thereafter. A further 10% goes to the Booster Fund in draws one to five, and then 18% from draw six.
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 £15 million) and can rise quickly due to rollovers to a jackpot cap of €200 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.
The cap was previously set at €190 million and four ticket holders have claimed that amount in the game’s history, including two from the UK. The jackpot was worth £148 million when Adrian and Gillian Bayford won in August 2012, but the exchange rate was very different on 8th October 2019 when another UK player matched all the numbers to land £170 million. This made them the country’s biggest ever lottery winner.
Why UK Non-Jackpot Prizes Aren’t 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, £1.74 is set aside for the main game, with the additional 76p 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 £1.74 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 £1.74 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.