Odds of Winning EuroMillions
When you enter EuroMillions, you have a 1 in 13 chance of winning any prize. Use the table below to view a breakdown of the odds of winning each prize tier, from Match 2 all the way up to Match 5 + 2 to win the jackpot.
|Prize Tier||Match||Odds of Winning|
|1 (Jackpot)||5 numbers + 2 stars||1 in 139,838,160|
|2||5 numbers + 1 star||1 in 6,991,908|
|3||5 numbers + 0 stars||1 in 3,107,515|
|4||4 numbers + 2 stars||1 in 621,503|
|5||4 numbers + 1 star||1 in 31,075|
|6||3 numbers + 2 stars||1 in 14,125|
|7||4 numbers + 0 stars||1 in 13,811|
|8||2 numbers + 2 stars||1 in 985|
|9||3 numbers + 1 star||1 in 706|
|10||3 numbers + 0 stars||1 in 314|
|11||1 number + 2 stars||1 in 188|
|12||2 numbers + 1 star||1 in 49|
|13||2 numbers + 0 stars||1 in 22|
|Overall odds: 1:13|
For details of the average, lowest and highest ever amounts won in each tier, plus statistics on the number of winners, visit the EuroMillions Prizes page.
UK ticket holders also get an additional chance to win in every draw as each entry also includes a Millionaire Maker raffle code. Matching a winning code will win you an incredible £1 million. Unlike the main draw, this supplementary game does not have fixed odds. Your likelihood of winning is influenced by how many tickets are sold and how many codes are drawn. Visit the Millionaire Maker page for more information
Entry to HotPicks is not included with a standard EuroMillions ticket. It is a stand-alone game which costs £1.50 to play. The results use the same five numbers as the main EuroMillions draw, the Lucky Stars are not used. Find out your odds of winning in the table below:
|Game Type||To Win||Odds|
|Pick 5||Match 5 numbers||1 in 2,118,760|
|Pick 4||Match 4 numbers||1 in 46,060|
|Pick 3||Match 3 numbers||1 in 1,960|
|Pick 2||Match 2 numbers||1 in 123|
|Pick 1||Match 1 number||1 in 10|
Why are the odds different?
As HotPicks is played differently to the main EuroMillions game, the odds of winning are not the same. For example, the chances of matching two numbers in EuroMillions are 1 in 22 because you can match any two of five chosen numbers. In the Pick 2 HotPicks game, you only choose two numbers and have to match them both to win. As a result, there is less chance that you will match two numbers so the odds are longer at 1 in 123.
The longer odds for the Pick 3 and Pick 4 versions of HotPicks can be explained in the same way, but the reverse is true for the Pick 5 game. The chances of winning are actually better than your odds of matching exactly five main numbers in the main game. This is because you have to select two Lucky Stars to play EuroMillions and there is a chance you will match at least one of them in addition to the five main numbers. The Lucky Stars are not played in HotPicks, so there is more chance of matching exactly five main numbers.
Improving your Odds
There is no practical way to guarantee that you will win the EuroMillions jackpot as you would have to buy every combination of numbers, but there are some ways you can improve your chances of winning.
- Join a syndicate – In a syndicate, you can enter multiple lines into a draw without increasing the cost of playing. By having a share of multiple lines, rather than just one single line, you improve your chances of winning a prize.
- Play with random numbers – The odds of a random set of numbers being drawn are just the same as the odds of a more familiar pattern of numbers being drawn. However, prize amounts are partly determined by how many players win, so it is worth trying to choose numbers which have not been picked by anyone else. Many players use significant dates to select numbers – limiting their choice to 31 and under – or just a memorable sequence such as 10, 20, 30, 40 and 50. Therefore, if you want to improve your chances of being the sole winner of a prize, choose random numbers greater than 31.