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Odds of Winning EuroMillions

When you buy a EuroMillions ticket, you have a 1 in 13 chance of winning a cash prize. The table below lists the odds for matching each prize tier in EuroMillions along with the maximum, minimum and average prize amounts and winners.

Matched Odds of Winning Lowest Ever Prize Amount Highest Ever Prize Amount Average Prize Amount Per Draw Lowest Ever Winners Highest Ever Winners Average Winners Per Draw
5 + 2 1 in 139,838,160 £5,622,000 £164,761,000* £37,683,340 0 5 0.3
5 + 1 1 in 6,991,908 £40,699 £3,314,251 £320,551 0 24 4.7
5 + 0 1 in 3,107,515 £4,316 £681,685 £56,549 0 50 9.4
4 + 2 1 in 621,503 £649.50 £9,851 £3,380 16 327 61
4 + 1 1 in 31,075 £42.00 £247.70 £151.32 446 3,101 1,096
3 + 2 1 in 14,125 £14.70 £113.80 £45.53 877 8,973 2,653
4 + 0 1 in 13,811 £17.50 £114.20 £74.76 926 7,136 2,206
2 + 2 1 in 985 £6.20 £21.50 £14.32 13,715 99,416 38,053
3 + 1 1 in 706 £5.50 £15.90 £10.47 22,122 141,269 48,169
3 + 0 1 in 314 £4.90 £12.90 £8.70 46,509 307,015 96,838
1 + 2 1 in 188 £3.70 £11.50 £7.64 70,688 516,608 199,410
2 + 1 1 in 49 £4.00 £8.30 £5.74 355,128 2,104,930 690,630
2 + 0 1 in 22 £2.10 £3.80 £2.88 677,669 4,598,171 1,388,218
Overall odds of winning a prize: 1:13

*This was the sterling amount on offer in the draw on Friday 8th July, which ended in a rollover. As the game had reached its jackpot cap, the top prize remained at €185 million for the next draw on Tuesday 12th July, however the fluctuating exchange rate meant the sterling amount actually reduced to £161,653,000. Colin and Christine Weir of Largs in Ayrshire won the jackpot in that draw.

Approximately 8.6% of the prize fund for every draw is allocated to what is known as the Booster Fund, which is used to increase the value of EuroMillions jackpots when necessary.

How EuroMillions Prizes are Calculated

EuroMillions prizes are pari-mutuel, meaning that the value of a prize in each winning tier is calculated according to the number of winning tickets in that same tier. If there are a large number of prize winners in a given tier, then the prize amount distributed to each winning ticket will be lower. If there are fewer winning tickets, the value of the prize will increase accordingly.