EuroMillions


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History of the EuroMillions Lottery Online:

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EuroMillions tickets first went on sale on 7th February 2004 with the debut EuroMillions draw taking place on Friday 13 February 2004 in Paris. The Euro Millions lottery has grown considerably from the original 3 organizing countries of the UK, France, and Spain. Lottery organizers from Austria, Belgium, Ireland, Luxembourg, Portugal, and Switzerland have also joined in the fun and excitement of EuroMillions. The format has changed slightly over the years with the addition of an extra draw each week and extra balls being added to the star number ball set in 2011 and then again in 2016. EuroMillions has produced some amazing lottery winners! You can read about some of them in our News archive including Colin and Chris Weir, Cassey Carrington and Dave & Angela Dawes. Many of these winners played their lottery numbers for the EuroMillions lottery online.


How to Play EuroMillions Lottery Online:

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EuroMillions lottery players select numbers from 2 different ball sets: - 5 main numbers are chosen from a pool of 50 possible numbers (1 – 50) - 2 “star” numbers are chosen from a pool of 12 possible numbers (1 – 12) A EuroMillions line thus contains a total of 7 numbers. To win the jackpot a player must match all 7 numbers to the 7 numbers drawn. Organizers use 2 machines to provide the winning numbers for each draw. “Stresa” which is used to provide the 5 main numbers and “Paquerette” which is used to provide the 2 lucky star numbers. Any person 18 or over may take part in the EuroMillions draw on PlayHugeLottos.com. The game is currently available to players in Austria, Belgium, France, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, along with international entrants playing via portals such as this one.


EuroMillions Rollovers and Superdraws

The EuroMillions jackpot cap was revised in 2012 with the maximum jackpot amount possible being set at €190 million. If a jackpot reaches €190 million and rolls over, it will not increase in size further. If the jackpot is not won after 4 rollovers, the jackpot prize will ‘roll down’ and be shared by the next prize tier. EuroMillion Superdraws are special events when the Jackpot is set to €130 million, regardless of the current prize fund. The most recent Superdraw (at the time of writing) is 20th April 2018. Prior to that, there have been Superdraws on average about twice a year for jackpots of either €100 million or €130 million. Under the old rules, if the jackpot was not won the money was then distributed among the winners in the next lower level. (As it so happened on the 28th of September 2007). This is no longer the case, however. Under the new rules (as of 7 November 2009), if no one wins the Superdraw jackpot it is now rolled over to the next draw.


When to Play EuroMillions:

Originally there was only one draw per week held on a Friday night. In 2011 another draw was added to the format. EuroMillions draws are now held every Friday and Tuesday night at in Paris at 20:55 CET.


EuroMillions Prize structure (standard draw with no rollover):

Numbers Stars  % of prize fund Expected winnings
(Euro)
Expected winnings
(Sterling)
2 0
TBA TBA TBA
2 1 24.0% € 9 £6.40
1 2 10.1% € 10 £7.20
3 0 4.7% € 17 £12
2 2 4.4% € 23 £16.50
3 1 5.1% € 28 £19.60
3 2 1.0% € 77 £53.90
4 0 0.7% € 113 £79.10
4 1 1.0% € 242 £169.50
4 2 1.5% € 5,085 £3,559.50
5 0 2.1% € 76,275 £53,392.70
5 1 7.4% € 403,169 £282,218.80
5 2 32.0% € 17,000,000 Jackpot