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How to Play EuroMillions

To play EuroMillions, which takes place every Tuesday and Friday evening, you need to choose five main numbers from 1 to 50 and two "Lucky Stars" from 1 to 12. Alternatively, you can use our EuroMillions Number Generator to generate you an entirely random selection of numbers to play in the main draw.

If you bought your ticket in person from an authorised National Lottery retailer, then you will need to keep that ticket safe as it acts as proof of any prize claim. Those who purchased their EuroMillions tickets online will be notified of any win via email shortly after the draw has taken place.

When choosing your EuroMillions numbers online, you must decide on the draw in which you'd like to enter your numbers – Tuesday, Friday or both. You also have the option to play the same numbers for up to four weeks on one ticket, or even continuously by setting up a Direct Debit.

How to Win EuroMillions

The EuroMillions jackpot is won by matching the five main numbers and two Lucky Stars drawn on the night. The minimum prize pot for the jackpot is €17 million (sterling value will vary depending on the exchange rate) and is capped at a staggering €190 million.

There are a total of 13 prize tiers, the amounts of which are determined by ticket sales and the number of winners in each tier.

EuroMillions Winning Combinations & Share of the Prize

Match % Prize Fund [1]
5 + 2 43.2%
5 + 1 4.8%
5 + 0 1.6%
4 + 2 0.8%
4 + 1 0.7%
4 + 0 0.7%
3 + 2 0.5%
3 + 1 2.2%
2 + 2 2.3%
3 + 0 3.7%
1 + 2 6.5%
2 + 1 17.6%
2 + 0 18%

[1] This displays the percentage of the prize fund which is allocated to each tier. The remaining 8.6% goes into a separate Reserve Fund which ensures that there is always a minimum jackpot of €15 million. EuroMillions occasionally holds Superdraws with a guaranteed minimum jackpot of €130 million (estimated £100 million), which is funded by using surplus money from the Booster Fund.

How to Check Your Ticket

If you purchased a ticket online, you will receive an email notifying you if you have won a prize. You can then log in to your account to learn more about claiming your winnings. For tickets bought from an authorised retailer, there are a number of ways to find out if you are a winner: