How to play
Select five main numbers between 1 and 50 along with two Lucky Star numbers between 1 and 12. Lucky Star numbers are drawn from a separate machine, meaning that the numbers 1-12 can be drawn as a main number and a Lucky Star in the same draw. Alternatively, you can use ‘Quick Pick’ which will randomly generate a selection of numbers for you. You can play online or buy tickets from authorised retail stores in any of the participating countries.
Prizes and Odds of Winning
|Numbers Matched||Odds of Winning||Average Prize|
|5 Numbers + 2 Lucky Stars||1 in 139,838,160||41,915,251|
|5 Numbers + 1 Lucky Star||1 in 6,991,908||260,920|
|5 Numbers||1 in 3,107,515||42,140|
|4 Numbers + 2 Lucky Stars||1 in 621,503||3,106|
|4 Numbers + 1 Lucky Star||1 in 31,706||162|
|3 Numbers + 2 Lucky Stars||1 in 14,126||81|
|4 numbers||1 in 13,812||66|
|2 Numbers + 2 Lucky Stars||1 in 986||18|
|3 Numbers + 1 Lucky Star||1 in 707||14|
|3 Numbers||1 in 314||12|
|1 Numbers + 2 Lucky Stars||1 in 188||10|
|2 Numbers + 1 Lucky Star||1 in 50||8|
|2 Numbers||1 in 22||4|
|Overall odds of winning a prize in EuroMillions are 1 in 13.|
The first EuroMillions draw was held on Friday 13th February 2004, with just France, Spain and the UK taking part. The game quickly grew in popularity, and in October 2004 Austria, Belgium, Ireland, Luxembourg, Portugal and Switzerland joined EuroMillions, bringing the total number of participating nations to nine. In May 2011, a Tuesday draw was added, and the Lucky Star ball pool increased from 9 to 11. In September 2016, an extra Lucky Star was added to the ball pool, increasing from 11 to 12.
The EuroMillions jackpot can reach up to €190 million, a sum that has twice been claimed in the game’s history. In August 2012, British couple Adrian and Gillian Bayford became the first players to win this huge jackpot. In October 2014, a single ticket holder from Portugal also won €190 million.