What is the EuroMillions Jackpot?


The EuroMillions Jackpot has been one of the uniting forces behind the Eurozone and should be credited as one of its stabilizers. The well-known lottery was created in the 1990s by three lottery companies from three European countries, namely France, Spain, and the UK.


It was officially launched on February 7, 2004, by three lotteries: Française des Jeux, Loterías y Apuestas del Estado, and Camelot. 

The EuroMillions lottery is established in nine European countries and hosts weekly drawings on Tuesday and Friday evenings. It features many attractive options for players and is one of the most played lotteries in the world. Here are some of the main perks:

  • It offers a minimum guaranteed jackpot of €17 million.
  • The jackpot is capped at a maximum of €240 million.
  • Players can win small prizes of €1 million and are entered with every purchase.
  • Prizes are paid out on matches of two or more numbers.

It is easy and convenient to play the EuroMillions jackpot. There are fifty numbers to choose from (1 – 50), and the player can enhance his chance of winning by adding Lucky Stars numbers.

Lucky Stars numbers are listed from 1 – 12 and will be combined with the winning numbers to earn prizes. For example, a player can win of €77 by combining 4 numbers and one Lucky Stars number.

One of the best features of EuroMillions jackpot national lottery is that you get the full amount if you win.  All winners will get paid the exact quantity as published in the EuroMillions prize display. The company only publishes jackpots with the true value of the funds.

In other countries, such as the US lotteries, advertisers will promote a sum that includes what the prize will be valued with up to 30 years of investment.

Currently, EuroMillions does not operate locally from all European countries. It has land-based centers in the following nine countries: Ireland, Austria, Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.

Who Can Play the UK Jackpot EuroMillions

The UK jackpot EuroMillions seems to follow all things English, that is, very hospitable. Anyone who purchases a EuroMillions jackpot ticket will automatically qualify for the UK jackpot drawings. Yet, it gets better. Anyone can play this lottery!

The EuroMillions lottery does not require a Eurozone residence. Anyone within the nine countries can purchase at a lottery outlet, regardless of nationality.  Players may purchase at online stores from anywhere in the world. And unlike the US which bans several countries from participation, everyone can.

The lottery, however, does require that the player be 18+ years old. Players may join any of the online lottery agencies and make their purchases. The company advises players to make purchases early on Tuesdays and Fridays before 7:30 P.M. UTC.

How to Win the EuroMillions Lottery Jackpot?

There is no doubt that it is possible to win the EuroMillions lottery jackpot. Each week there are more than 100 million people who buy a ticket. They span many countries across the Eurozone, Asia, and the world. Even though the lottery only has local centers across nine countries, that does not prevent buyers from diving into the excitement.

So how can one better their odds of winning EuroMillions jackpot? 

One of the best ways to increase your odds of hitting the lottery is to purchase more numbers for each draw. The EuroMillions jackpot allows users to purchase as many tickets as they desire. And since it is based on combining numbers, the more numbers you have, the better the chance to win.

There are two sets of numbers in this lottery. The first is a group known as the main numbers that range from 1 – 50.  And a second group called the Lucky Stars numbers running from 1 to 12. Here is how you play a ticket.

  1. Choose five (5) numbers from the range of 1 – 50.
  2. Choose two numbers from the range of 1 – 12, known as Lucky Stars.

So, if you buy more tickets like this, you will increase your chance of winning the jackpot.

Another popular method that is trending as it is showing good results. Is playing the EuroMillions HotPicks.  You can choose to pick and match any three numbers to win small prizes of £1,500 or play for the big fish.

You need to match five numbers, but the price will be a cool £1 million.

In order to win HotPicks from EuroMillions, the player must have matches from the main EuroMillions numbers drawn. Each ticket costs £1.50 per line, and there are no limits to the number of lines that you may choose. 

All prizes are fixed and the player may win up to £1 million.

Jackpot Winning Stats

So far this year, the lottery has been favoring small prizes, with only one EuroMillions Jackpot been one. The jackpot was hit for a total of £138 million among three players who will divide the pot, earning £42 million each.

Including all weekly draws this year, here is how the numbers show up:

  • There were 1,628 EuroMillions draws.
  • There were only 399 (24.5%) of them with jackpot winners.
  • In all there were only 65 5+1 winners. 
  • 3 EuroMillions jackpot winner of £42 million each.

What Are the Odds of Winning the EuroMillions?

When we talk about the EuroMillions jackpot odds, it is necessary to compare them with other lotteries. The odds are extremely low when we compare it with the ‘El Gordo’ of Spain which has odds of 1 to 100,000. This means that someone will win if there are 110,000 buyers.

Nonetheless, the EuroMillions jackpot has its winning odds at 1 in 139,838,160. This means that there may be a winner every 16 weeks, or four months. 

Even with this harsh reality, gaming Europeans spend an average of £416 each playing the EuroMillions. Of these, over 52% of them have never won any money. So, it’s obvious that they are lottery lovers and hopefuls.

The numbers are worst this year, with only 23.3% making a win. 81% of those wins were less than €3, almost breaking even on a ticket.

When Is the Next Big EuroMillions Jackpot?

The next EuroMillions super jackpot will be held on Friday, June s, 2023, The jackpot will have a guaranteed minimum of €130 million, with a maximum of €240 million. The lottery installed a cap in 2009 and opened smaller and more frequent prizes.

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