EuroMillions is a hugely popular lottery played across nine different European countries and which offers life-changing prizes to ticket holders. Draws are held every Tuesday and Friday night in Paris, with players from Austria, Belgium, France, Ireland, Luxembourg, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland and the UK all taking part. Jackpots start at a minimum of €17 million and can reach a maximum of €190 million.

How to Play EuroMillions

To play EuroMillions you must select five main numbers from 1 to 50 and two Lucky Stars from 1 to 12. The winning numbers are then drawn at random on the night from two separate machines, one for the main numbers and another for the Lucky Stars. This means that it is possible for the same number can appear as both one of the main balls and one of the Lucky Stars.

You can play EuroMillions by visiting authorised retailers in a participating country or by buying tickets online from anywhere in the world.

EuroMillions Prizes

To win a EuroMillions prize, you must match at least two main numbers, and there are huge jackpots on offer for anyone who matches all five main numbers and both Lucky Stars. There are a total of 13 prize tiers, with the amounts varying depending on how many numbers you match, the number of winners and the total prize fund available for each draw. The overall odds of winning any EuroMillions prize are 1 in 13.

Match Odds of Winning Estimated Prize
5 Numbers + 2 Lucky Stars 1 in 139,838,160 Jackpot
5 Numbers + 1 Lucky Star 1 in 6,991,908 £227,848.80
5 Numbers 1 in 3,107,515 £23,586.00
4 Numbers + 2 Lucky Stars 1 in 621,503 £2,307.30
4 Numbers + 1 Lucky Star 1 in 31,076 £123.00
3 Numbers + 2 Lucky Stars 1 in 14,126 £78.00
4 Numbers 1 in 13,812 £43.30
2 Numbers + 2 Lucky Stars 1 in 986 £14.20
3 Numbers + 1 Lucky Star 1 in 707 £10.70
3 Numbers 1 in 314 £9.00
1 Number + 2 Lucky Stars 1 in 188 £7.60
2 Numbers + 1 Lucky Star 1 in 50 £6.00
2 Numbers 1 in 22 £3.30


The EuroMillions jackpot rolls over when it is not won and there will be an even larger prize up for grabs in the following draw. Superdraws sometimes fix the top prize at a guaranteed colossal amount of €130 million, and the jackpot can even reach €190 million. Once the jackpot gets to this cap, it can stay at that value for five draws before it has to be won. If nobody wins the jackpot after the fifth draw, the full amount will be split between players in the next highest winning tier.

Adrian and Gillian Bayford from the UK were the first players to win €190 million (£148.6 million) when they matched five main numbers and both Lucky Stars in the EuroMillions draw on Friday 10th August 2012. A Portuguese participant also won €190 million on Friday 24th October 2014, whilst a Spanish ticket holder repeated the feat on 6th October 2017.