Results Fri 22nd May
Next Jackpot: €37,000,000
Next Draw: Tue 26th May
EuroMillions has become one of the biggest and most popular lotteries in the world since its launch in February 2004. The game is played across nine European countries - Austria, Belgium, France, Ireland, Luxembourg, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland and the UK – and provides players everywhere with the opportunity to win some huge prizes.
EuroMillions draws are held in Paris twice a week on Tuesday and Friday evenings. To play, you must pick five main numbers from a choice of 1 to 50 as well as two Lucky Stars from 1 to 12. As the Lucky Stars are drawn from a separate set of balls, it is possible that the same number could be selected as both a main ball and a Lucky Star.
You can either pick the numbers yourself or have numbers randomly generated by using the ‘Lucky Dip’ option. Alternatively, you can play in a syndicate to boost your chances of winning. While any prize won by the group would be split, the odds of winning are better as you own a share of more EuroMillions tickets, without worrying about price.
To win the EuroMillions jackpot, you must match all five main numbers and both Lucky Stars drawn, and if more than one player wins, then the top prize will be shared out equally. The jackpot starts at a minimum of €17 million and can grow as large as €200 million before hitting a cap which dictates that it must be won if it stays at that amount for five draws. If nobody can match the entire winning line in the fifth draw, the prize is rolled down and distributed in the next highest prize tier with winners.
The jackpot cap was previously €190 million until February 2020 and it was reached on multiple occasions. Adrian and Gillian Bayford from the UK were the first to land this prize (equivalent to £148.6 million) on 10th August 2012, before an anonymous player broke the record for the biggest UK win when they landed a jackpot worth £170 million on 8th October 2019.
EuroMillions offers 13 prize tiers in total, so you will receive cash rewards for matching anything from two main numbers. While the odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 139,838,160, the overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 13.
Various countries hold their own prizes alongside the usual EuroMillions draws to give players an extra chance to win prizes. For example, UK players can enter UK Millionaire Maker, where a unique code is randomly generated alongside each line of EuroMillions numbers. A winning code is then drawn at random, making the player with the matching ticket £1 million richer.
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