About Euromillions

Euromillions Lottery

EuroMillions is a pan-European lottery, launched by the Française des Jeux in France, the Loterías y Apuestas del Estado in Spain and Camelot in the United Kingdom on Saturday February 7, 2004. The first draw took place on Friday February 13, 2004 in Paris. Initially only the UK, France and Spain were involved, but lotteries from Austria, Belgium, Ireland, Luxembourg, Portugal, and Switzerland subsequently joined the draw on 8 October 2004.

About Euromillions Draws
Draws are held every Friday night , and take place in Paris. A standard EuroMillions ticket costs €2.00 per line played, or €3.00 if one plays with the "Plus" option (available only in the Republic of Ireland). This is the standard price in all the countries mentioned above. In the UK, it is the equivalent in pounds Sterling, rounded to the nearest 10p (although it has been fixed at £1.50 since the draw began). In Switzerland it is the equivalent in Swiss francs, rounded to the nearest 10c (although it has been fixed at 3.20 CHF since the draw began). Prizes, aside from the jackpot, are sized according to participation per country.

About Euromillions Prizes
All prizes, including the jackpot, are tax exempt, except in Switzerland, and are paid in lump sum.

  • Select five main numbers which can be any integer from 1 to 50
  • Select two lucky star numbers which can be any integer from 1 to 9

During the draw, five main and two lucky star numbers are then drawn at random from two draw machines containing numbered balls. The machines containing fifty balls is called Stresa, and the one containing nine is the Paquerette.

Who can play

  • Any person 18 or over, may differ in some countries. 16 in the UK
  • Syndicated online lottery vendors exist for users who do not have access to retail outlets.

A table about EuroMillions winning odds & prizes

Main
numbers
Lucky
stars
Probability of winning % of prize fund expected winnings
Fraction Decimal
2 1 1 in 39 0.0256 24.0% € 9
1 2 1 in 103 0.00971 10.1% € 10
3 0 1 in 367 0.00272 4.7% € 17
2 2 1 in 538 0.00186 4.4% € 23
3 1 1 in 551 0.00181 5.1% € 28
3 2 1 in 7,705 0.00013 1.0% € 77
4 0 1 in 16,143 0.0000619 0.7% € 113
4 1 1 in 24,215 0.0000413 1.0% € 242
4 2 1 in 339,002 0.00000295 1.5% € 5,085
5 0 1 in 3,632,160 0.000000275 2.1% € 76,275
5 1 1 in 5,448,240 0.000000182 7.4% € 403,169
5 2 1 in 76,275,360 0.0000000131 32.0% € 15,000,000
Booster fund 6.0%

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