EuroMillions prizes can grow to a jackpot cap of €190 million, and players are presented with a one-in-13 chance of winning in one of the game's 13 tiers. Cash amounts are awarded for matching anything from as little as two main numbers, up to the multimillion-pound jackpot for matching all five main numbers and two Lucky Stars.
The jackpot starts at a guaranteed €17 million (approximately £14 million) and rolls over every time no one matches the entire winning line. When it hits €190 million, any extra funds that would have boosted the jackpot are instead rolled down to the next winning prize tier. The jackpot must be won after four draws at €190 million or the entire pool is rolled down and shared amongst the winners in the next tier.
Why is There a Difference Between EuroMillions Prizes Across Europe?
EuroMillions uses the Euro as its base currency. As a result, if a UK or Swiss player wins the jackpot, the total must be converted into Pounds/Francs at the current exchange rate, which means the advertised amount is liable to fluctuate. This shift can sometimes benefit players in the UK as bigger sums are available when the Pound is weak against the Euro.
Non-jackpot prizes are calculated using a pari-mutuel system and take into account each country’s contribution to the game.
For example, the cost of playing the main EuroMillions game in the UK is £1.65, while the remaining 85p of the £2.50 entry fee goes towards taking part in the Millionaire Maker draw. Euro countries pay €2.20 for the main game and then varying amounts in addition for their supplementary games. If the exchange rate fluctuates and determines that £1.65 is worth less than €2.20, prizes received by UK players are altered accordingly, compensating for the differing values.
EuroMillions Statistics and Prize Amounts
Each prize tier is allocated a different percentage of the overall prize fund for the draw, meaning that the amount you win will depend on how many tickets are sold and how many other winners there are in that tier.
This table shows the prize allocation, highest and lowest winning amounts in each tier, the average prize amount and lowest, highest and average number of winners in that bracket. The table is updated following each EuroMillions draw to bring you the most up-to-date information.
|Match||% Prize Fund||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||43.2%/27%||1 in 139,838,160||£5,622,000.00||£170,810,000.00||£39,963,644.98||0||5||0.3|
|5 + 1||3.95%||1 in 6,991,908||£37,653.60||£3,314,251.30||£308,041.07||0||24||4.5|
|5 + 0||0.92%||1 in 3,107,515||£4,316.20||£681,684.60||£53,389.80||0||50||9.2|
|4 + 2||0.45%||1 in 621,503||£408.50||£9,850.60||£3,138.60||12||327||57|
|4 + 1||0.48%||1 in 31,075||£35.60||£247.70||£142.41||352||3,119||1,053|
|3 + 2||0.67%||1 in 14,125||£14.70||£118.40||£49.73||695||8,973||2,520|
|4 + 0||0.38%||1 in 13,811||£16.10||£114.20||£67.48||820||7,136||2,152|
|2 + 2||1.75%||1 in 985||£5.30||£21.50||£13.87||10,301||99,416||36,104|
|3 + 1||1.85%||1 in 706||£4.30||£15.90||£10.19||18,107||141,269||46,138|
|3 + 0||3.5%||1 in 314||£4.70||£12.90||£8.49||42,156||307,015||94,249|
|1 + 2||4.95%||1 in 188||£3.00||£11.50||£7.41||55,483||516,608||188,908|
|2 + 1||14.85%||1 in 49||£3.10||£8.30||£5.59||277,649||2,104,930||660,063|
|2 + 0||18.25%||1 in 22||£2.10||£3.80||£2.85||667,406||4,598,171||1,347,885|
Figures calculated using results drawn between 10/05/2011 and 16/01/2018.
 This represents the percentage of the overall prize fund distributed to each winning tier. There is also an amount worth 8.6 percent that is placed in a Booster Fund and ensures the base jackpot can be guaranteed to stand at €17 million. Occasional, Superdraws that are held throughout the year and offer jackpots of €100 million are paid for using a surplus from the Booster Fund.
 These amounts are the highest and lowest won on a single winning ticket for each tier except Match 5+2.
 Prize values for the jackpot tier relate to the overall amount, regardless of the number of winning players.
 This is the highest the jackpot has ever reached in sterling, which was worth €190 million at the time. The prize was won by a Spanish ticket holder from Gran Canaria.
 From the base jackpot of €17 million, the percentage of the prize fund dedicated to the jackpot can stand at 43.2% for the first six draws of a rollover cycle, with 4.8% added to the EuroMillions Booster Fund. From the seventh draw onwards, 27% is directed to the jackpot and 21% to the Booster Fund until the jackpot is won or rolls down.