The EuroMillions Lottery is by far the biggest draw run by Camelot, as it plays across several European countries. Launched in 2004, the EuroMillions is one of the biggest lottery draws in the world, and hold the record for the biggest cash jackpot.
How to play the EuroMillions
The EuroMillions Lottery uses two ball pools; one set of main balls, and another set of Lucky Stars. To play the EuroMillions Lottery you need to choose five main balls, from 1 to 50 inclusive; then two Lucky Stars, from 1 to 11. To win the EuroMillions jackpot, you must match all seven numbers on your ticket to the ones drawn in the EuroMillions draw.
With several prize tiers, 13 in fact, chances of winning a prize are good, even if you can’t scoop that top prize.
EuroMillions draw days
Originally a once weekly lottery, played every Friday evening, more recently the EuroMillions has launched a Tuesday Lottery draw, giving players two chances each week at the jackpot.
- Match 5 + 2 – 32% of the prize pool – base jackpots are around £12m
- Match 5 + 1 – 4.8% of the prize pool – around £200,000
- Match 5 – 1.6% of the prize pool – around £35,000
- Match 4 + 2 – 0.8% of the prize pool – around £3,000
- Match 4 + 1 – 0.7% of the prize pool – around £140
- Match 4 – 0.7% of the prize pool – around £70
- Match 3 + 2 – 0.5% of the prize pool – around £40
- Match 2 + 2 – 2.3% of the prize pool – around £12
- Match 3 + 1 – 2.2% of the prize pool – around £10
- Match 3 – 3.7% of the prize pool – around £9
- Match 1 + 2 – 6.5% of the prize pool – around £7
- Match 2 + 1 – 17.6% of the prize pool – around £6
- Match 2 – 18% of the prize pool – around £3
Estimated prizes can change as trends change, and are often inflated on rollover weeks and Mega Jackpot draws.
Odds of winning the EuroMillions
Odds of winning the EuroMillions jackpot are long, and that’s thanks to the double ball pool. If you buy one line of Euromillions numbers, your chances of winning the jackpot are 115 million to one.
However, overall odds on the EuroMillions are good, and you have a one in 13 chance of walking away with a prize in the draw.
Unclaimed EuroMillions prizes
Unclaimed prizes are not uncommon on the EuroMillions Lottery, but unclaimed jackpots are rare. Players have 180 days to claim EuroMillions prizes before they are added to the Fund for Good Causes.