The EuroMillions is one of the most popular jackpot lottery games in the world. Twice every week it offers a minimum jackpot of €15,000,000, as well as a whole host of other great prizes for players who miss out on the jackpot. The EuroMillions has been made famous worldwide for it’s enormous rollover jackpots. Original created to be played between the nations of Switzerland, Austria, France, the United Kingdom, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Ireland and Luxembourg it is now played by people all over the world!
That’s right, thanks to online EuroMillions ticket sales you can now take part in the EuroMillions from almost anywhere in the world. When you purchase your ticket online you even receive the results to your email address within minutes of the draw. Money you win can be sent via direct bank transfer and thousands of people from outside of the 9 host nations buy EuroMillions tickets in this way every day.
The Euro Millions is created not only to be easy to understand and play but also able to create enormous rollover jackpots will still issuing other great prizes with reasonable odds of winning. To create a game that fulfills all these expectations it is necessary for the Euro Millions to be a double matrix game.
What this means is that players must select 5 numbers from a set of 1-50 and 2 numbers (Lucky Stars) from a set of 1-11. These 7 numbers make up one Euromillions ticket and it’s the matching of these 7 numbers to the results that win you prizes.
Draws are held twice each week on Tuesdays and Fridays at 21:45 CET in Paris France. You can find the results online within minutes of the live draw on our Euro Millions Results Page.
The EuroMillions is made popular among lottery fans by offering a wide range of different prizes outside of the jackpot. All of the prizes are pari-mutuel meaning that they are relative to the amount of money in the prize fund for that particular draw.
The prize fund for each draw is made up of 50% of the ticket sales from that draw. The more ticket sales then the bigger the prize fund and the bigger the prizes players receive in the other winning categories -of which their are twelve in total. It’s impossible to guess how high the ticket sales for any given draw will be but it’s a safe to assume that the higher the jackpot for the draw then the higher the ticket sales.
Many people choose to wait until the EuroMillions jackpot has rolled over to a particularly high amount so that they can play for even bigger prizes. Below is a table of what number matches can win prizes, the percentage of the prize fund that is given to each category, as well as a rough average cash value of that prize.
|Numbers Matched||Lucky Stars||Percentage Of Prize Fund||Average Cash Prize|
|5||2||32%||Jackpot (Minimuim €15,000,000)|