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About EuroMillions

Want to enter EuroMillions but not too sure on how it works? On this page, you can find everything you need to know about the biggest lottery in Europe. Find out the amount of the next jackpot, learn how to play EuroMillions, discover the different prize tiers, as well as your odds of winning them.

Draws are held every twice a week on Tuesday and Friday evenings at 8:00 PM.

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EuroMillions Overview

EuroMillions was founded in 2004 by the French, Spanish, and UK lottery operators. The first draw took place on 13th February, 2004.

Originally, EuroMillions draws were happening once a week on Friday evenings. In May 2011, the Tuesday draw was added and the Lucky Star choices were increased from 9 to 11. The Lucky Stars were increased again to 12 in September 2016.

EuroMillions is played in nine European countries and can generate jackpots in excess of €100 million. Players must select five main numbers from a pool of 1 to 50 and two Lucky Star numbers from a pool of 1 to 12. To win the jackpot, players must match all five main numbers and two Lucky Stars drawn. There are twelve other prize tiers on offer, starting from matching a minimum of two main numbers.

EuroMillions jackpots start at a minimum of £14 million and have a cap of €250 million. The jackpot reached its previous cap of €190 million on four occasions - in August 2012, Adrian and Gillian Bayford of Suffolk, UK, became the first players to win the game's maximum prize, before a Portuguese player from Castelo Branco matched the achievement in October 2014. In October 2017, a Spanish player from Gran Canaria became the third player to win €190 million. In October 2019 the EuroMillions jackpot completed a run of 22 consecutive rollovers, including five draws at the jackpot cap. The €190 million jackpot was finally won by a single ticket holder from the UK, making it the fourth time that the maximum amount had been won.

EuroMillions’ base currency is Euro.Therefore, if a UK player wins the jackpot, the total amount must be converted into Pounds at the exchange rate at that time, meaning the advertised amount is liable to fluctuate. The shift sometimes benefits players in the UK as bigger sums are available when the Pound is weak against the Euro.

The non-jackpot amounts are calculated using a pari-mutuel system and take into account each country’s contribution to the game.

The jackpot cap was allowed to increase by €10 million after each time it was won, up to a maximum of €250 million. A ticket holder from France won €200 million on Friday 11th December 2020, and the record was broken again on Friday 26th February 2021 when a player from Switzerland landed €210 million. France reclaimed the record when a single ticket holder from the country won €220 million on Friday 15th October 2021. A UK player then became the biggest-ever winner when they claimed €230 million (£195 million) on Tuesday 19th July 2022. More recently, an Austrian ticket holder won €240 million on Friday 8th December, pushing the jackpot limit up to its maximum of €250 million.

The participating EuroMillions countries are Austria, Belgium, France, Ireland, Luxembourg, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland and the UK. Draws are held in Paris on Tuesday and Friday evenings.

EuroMillions & Lotto Comparison

Draw Days

Starting Jackpot

Record Jackpot

Ticket Price

Next Jackpot

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Tuesday and Friday

£14 million

£195 million


£41 Million

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Wednesday and Saturday

£2 Million

£66 Million


£5.2 Million

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EuroMillions Prize Table

The EuroMillions jackpot starts at €17 million and has a cap of €250 million. The jackpot cap has previously increased by €10 million after each time it has been won, but it has now reached its maximum of €250 million.

EuroMillions Prizes Fund and Odds
Prize Level % of Prize Fund Odds of Winning Winners in Last Draw Avg. Winners Per Draw
Match 5 + 2 Lucky Stars 50% 1 in 139,838,160 0 0.3
Match 5 + 1 Lucky Star 2.61% 1 in 6,991908 2 4.7
Match 5 0.61% 1 in 3,107,515 6 9.1
Match 4 + 2 Lucky Stars 0.19% 1 in 621,503 29 64.9
Match 4 + 1 Lucky Star 0.35% 1 in 31,075 803 1,099.8
Match 3 + 2 Lucky Stars 0.37% 1 in 14,125 1,757 2,880
Match 4 0.26% 1 in 13,811 1,760 2,113.9
Match 2 + 2 Lucky Stars 1.30% 1 in 985 24,731 40,890.5
Match 3 + 1 Lucky Star 1.45% 1 in 706 37,089 48,351.4
Match 3 2.70% 1 in 314 79,991 92,798.5
Match 1 + 2 Lucky Stars 3.27% 1 in 188 120,936 214,494.1
Match 2 + 1 Lucky Star 10.30% 1 in 49 512,888 693,162.3
Match 2 16.59% 1 in 22 1,114,599 1,256,274.5
The overall EuroMillions odds are approx. 1 in 13

Top 5 Biggest EuroMillions Jackpots

Below you will find information on the five biggest EuroMillions winners of all time. As the jackpot is advertised in Euros, and then converted into GBP, the GBP amounts might be lower than those jackpots ranked below it due to exchange rate differences that occur year to year.


Jackpot iconJackpot: £206.0 million / €240 million

Calendar iconDate: 8th December 2023

Winner iconWinners: 1x (Austria)

On 8th December 2023, history was made in Austria as a single ticket holder matched all the numbers to win a jackpot of €240 million. A Superdraw the previous Friday had pushed the top prize up to €200 million, and a couple of rollovers created the new record.


Jackpot iconJackpot: £195.7 million / €230 million

Calendar iconDate: 19th July 2022

Winner iconWinners: 1x (UK)

On 19th July, one lucky ticket holder from the UK managed to win the entire prize. The winner claimed the money shortly after the draw and decided to remain anonymous.


Jackpot iconJackpot: £186.4 million / €220 million

Calendar iconDate: 15th October 2021

Winner iconWinners: 1x (Tahiti/France)

The second-biggest prize was won on 15th October by a young woman who purchased the winning ticket on the Pacific island of Tahiti. This region is part of French Polynesia, therefore EuroMillions participants can play from that area. When asked what she would do with the money, she said she wanted to travel the world and ‘discover the snow’ as she had never seen it in real life.


Jackpot iconJackpot: £183.8 million / €215 million

Calendar iconDate: 10th May 2022

Winner iconWinners: 1x (Gloucester, UK)

The third-largest EuroMillions prize was won on 10th May by a lucky couple from Gloucester, Joe and Jess Thwaite. On the day they found out they won, they still went to work but then decided to go public as they didn’t want to ‘burden’ their family and friends with having to keep their secret. The winning ticket was bought online.


Jackpot iconJackpot: £181.4 million / €210 million

Calendar iconDate: 26th Februaury 2021

Winner iconWinners: 1x (Switzerland)

On 26th February, a ticket holder from Switzerland took home the entire capped top prize (at that time) worth €210 million. There is not much information about the winner as they did not go public after their win. The winning ticket was bought online and the winner purchased two tickets which cost CHF 7.00.

EuroMillions Quick Stats

Here you will find some quick stats on the hot and cold numbers for EuroMillions based on recent draws. More comprehensive stats like these can be found using the button below.

Hot Numbers

  • 20
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  • 17
  • 42

Cold Numbers

  • 22
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  • 40
  • 33

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