EuroMillions

EuroMillions is Europe’s favourite lottery, with jackpots worth up to R3.6 Billion. You don’t have to be in Europe to play though, as now it can be enjoyed by players around the world by playing online. With 13 different prize categories, there are many ways to become a winner.

EuroMillions Information

How to play EuroMillions

Playing EuroMillions through LotteryWorld.com is quick and easy, so you can be in with a chance of winning millions in no time at all. Just follow the steps below to place your bet:

  • Pick five numbers between 1 and 50 and then two Lucky Stars between 1 and 12. Alternatively, hit the Quick Pick button to get a random set of numbers created for you.
  • If you want to bet on a second set of numbers, repeat the step above on the next game panel. You can bet on up to eight sets of numbers in the same transaction.
  • Choose whether to bet on a single draw or subscribe on a monthly or three-monthly basis.
  • Add your entries to the cart.
  • Create a LotteryWorld.com account or sign in to an existing one.
  • If you have funds in your account then you can pay for your entries straight away, if not then you will need to use an online payment method to add funds to your account.
  • Check the EuroMillions results after Tuesday and Fridays draws to see if you have won a prize.

EuroMillions Prizes and Odds

The EuroMillions jackpot starts at R285 million and can roll over to a maximum of R3.6 Billion. The prizes are not fixed amounts, instead in every draw each prize category receives a percentage of the overall prize fund. This means that the individual prizes can change from draw to draw.

The table below shows how much of the prize fund is allocated to each category, along with how many numbers you need to match to win and the odds of winning each prize.

EuroMillions Prize Fund and Odds
Match Percentage of Prize Fund Odds
5 + 2 Lucky Stars 50%, then 42% after 5 rollovers 1 in 139,838,160
5 + 1 Lucky Star 2.61% 1 in 6,991,908
5 0.61% 1 in 3,107,515
4 + 2 Lucky Stars 0.19% 1 in 621,503
4 + 1 Lucky Star 0.35% 1 in 31,075
4 0.37% 1 in 13,811
3 + 2 Lucky Stars 0.26% 1 in 14,125
2 + 2 Lucky Stars 1.30 1 in 985
3 + 1 Lucky Star 1.45% 1 in 706
3 2.70% 1 in 314
1 + 2 Lucky Stars 3.27% 1 in 188
2 + 1 Lucky Star 1030% 1 in 49
2 16.59% 1 in 22

The overall odds of winning a prize are 1 in 13.

If there is more than one jackpot winner in the same draw the prize money will be split equally between them.

The EuroMillions jackpot is capped at €220 million (R3.68 Billion) and must be won in the next five draws when it has reached that level. If the jackpot is not won in the fifth draw then the prize for the jackpot will roll down and be shared among all those winning in the second tier of prizes. After this has happened, the jackpot cap will then be increased to R3.85 Billion, until it is reached again. This will continue to happen until the final amount of R4.19 Billion is reached when the jackpot cap will not increase any further.

The jackpot cap was increased twice in quick succession in December 2020 and then February 2021 after the R3.35 and R3.50 Billion caps were reached. Both of these jackpots were won by single tickets from France and Switzerland respectively, and as such pushed the cap up to its current value of R3.68 Billion. In the build-up to these capped draws, the excess funds that would have gone to the jackpot had it not been at its cap were added to the second level of prizes, making the second-place prize worth millions of euros in its own right. For two weeks in a row this made the second-tier prize for EuroMillions bigger than some national lotteries held around the world.

EuroMillions FAQs

If you need any more information about playing EuroMillions or how prizes work, take a look at the frequently asked questions below.

When do EuroMillions draws take place?

EuroMillions draws are held in Paris every Tuesday and Friday at around 09:00 PM CET. You can find the latest winning numbers on the EuroMillions Results page straight after the draw.

Does the jackpot roll over if no one wins it?

Yes, if no one matches five numbers and both Lucky Stars to win the jackpot, it will roll over and increase in value for the following draw. It will keep rolling over until someone wins it or it reaches the cap of €220 million where it must be won after five draws.

What is a EuroMillions Superdraw?

Superdraws are special draws in which the jackpot is increased to a big amount, usually at least R2.17 Billion. They are played in exactly the same way as standard draws and if no one wins the jackpot it rolls over. Two or three Superdraws are held per year but they do not take place on a set date – they are usually announced a few weeks in advance.

What is the biggest EuroMillions jackpot ever won?

The biggest ever jackpot is R 3.50 Billion, which was won by a single player from Switzerland in February 2021.

Do you win with 2 numbers on EuroMillions?

Yes- matching two numbers will win you a prize in EuroMillions as it’s the fewest numbers you can match and still win something. The prize is not fixed and will vary from draw to draw depending on the number of winners and the number of entries sold.

Is a lucky dip more likely to win?

Buying an entry with your own numbers has the same odds of winning as buying a lucky dip. The advantage a lucky dip has is it will choose the five numbers and two lucky stars from the entire ball pool, compared to people who choose their numbers sometimes favouring significant dates like birthdays or anniversaries, which limits the range of numbers chosen 31 (as there are maximum 31 days in a month). However it’s completely possible that all the winning numbers are in a range lower than 31 so any set of numbers could be a winner!

Which country buys the most EuroMillions tickets?

Not all countries provide data showing how many EuroMillions tickets they sold, but it is expected that French players buy the most EuroMillions tickets as they have had the most winners since February 2004. Portugal and Spain both release this information and sell roughly 2.5 and 4 million tickets respectively for a normal jackpot. When EuroMillions last reached its cap in October 2019, Portugal sold over 6million and Spain over 9 million.