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EuroMillions Prizes

There are 13 different prize tiers to play for in each EuroMillions draw. The lowest is awarded for matching just two main numbers, with the jackpot won by matching all five main numbers plus the two Lucky Stars.

Jackpot

The top prize starts at a guaranteed €17 million (approximately £14 million subject to exchange rate) and rolls over every time no one matches the entire winning line. This occurs until the jackpot cap of €190 million is reached. At this point, the jackpot cannot grow any further and must be won within the next five draws. Once a winner is found, the amount resets to the €17 million base level.

Amounts and Statistics

This table shows how many numbers you need to match to win, plus the average, lowest and highest ever amounts awarded in each tier. You can also get details of the lowest, highest and average number of winners in that bracket. The information is updated after each draw to bring you the most recent stats.

If you are looking for your chances of winning each prize tier, visit the Odds page for the full details.

Prizes Winners
Match Average Prize Amount Per Draw Lowest Ever Prize Amount[1] Highest Ever Prize Amount[1] Average Winners Per Draw Lowest Ever Winners Highest Ever Winners
5 + 2[2] £44,060,331.29 £5,622,000.00 £170,810,000.00[3] 0.3 0 5
5 + 1 £315,610.44 £37,653.60 £3,696,996.80 4.3 0 24
5 + 0 £50,409.18 £4,316.20 £681,684.60 9.1 0 50
4 + 2 £2,949.77 £408.50 £9,850.60 54 12 327
4 + 1 £135.74 £35.60 £247.70 1,007 352 3,119
3 + 2 £54.15 £14.70 £118.40 2,379 695 8,973
4 + 0 £61.38 £15.30 £114.20 2,099 820 7,136
2 + 2 £13.63 £5.30 £21.50 34,110 10,301 99,416
3 + 1 £10.01 £4.30 £15.90 44,178 17,848 141,269
3 + 0 £8.32 £4.20 £12.90 91,964 42,156 307,015
1 + 2 £7.28 £3.00 £11.50 178,589 55,483 516,608
2 + 1 £5.50 £3.10 £8.30 632,374 250,305 2,104,930
2 + 0 £2.83 £2.00 £3.80 1,315,196 667,406 4,598,171

Figures calculated using results drawn between 10/05/2011 and 15/10/2019.

[1] These amounts are the highest and lowest won on a single winning ticket for each tier except Match 5+2.

[2] Values for the jackpot tier relate to the overall amount, regardless of the number of winning players.

[3] 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.

How Are EuroMillions Prizes Calculated?

EuroMillions prizes are pari-mutuel, which means you play for a share of an overall prize pool rather than a fixed amount.

For each draw, there is a total prize fund which is made up of any money which has rolled over from the previous draw, plus earnings from ticket sales in each participating country. Each tier is then allocated a percentage of the total amount available, this money is then split equally between all winners in that tier:

Prize Tier % of Prize Fund
Match 5 + 2 43.2%/27%[1]
Match 5 + 1 3.95%
Match 5 + 0 0.92%
Match 4 + 2 0.45%
Match 4 + 1 0.48%
Match 3 + 2 0.67%
Match 4 + 0 0.38%
Match 2 + 2 1.75%
Match 3 + 1 1.85%
Match 3 + 0 3.5%
Match 1 + 2 4.95%
Match 2 + 1 14.85%
Match 2 + 0 18.25%

So how much you win depends on the number of winning tickets in that same tier, as well as on the total tickets sold. If there are a large number of winners, then the individual prize amount will be smaller. If there are fewer winning tickets, then the value of the winnings will increase accordingly.

How are EuroMillions Prizes Funded?

Prizes for EuroMillions draws are fully funded by the players, through revenue made from ticket sales. In the UK, a single entry to a EuroMillions draw costs £2.50, which covers the cost of entry to both the main EuroMillions draw and the UK Millionaire Maker raffle. Broken down, £1.65 of the ticket cost is your entry to the main draw, and 85p is your entry to Millionaire Maker. These separate entry fees are divided in different ways, to fund prizes in their respective draws; contributions to the EuroMillions prize pool equal 50 per cent of the £1.65 EuroMillions entry cost, with the remaining 50 per cent split between good causes, retailer commissions and administration costs.

From the 14th July 2019, the 85p Millionaire Maker entry cost is divided differently – the percentage allocated to the Millionaire Maker prize pool is decreased from 42 per cent to 30 per cent. This change does not affect Millionaire Maker prizes, nor how often special draws are held. The result is simply more money being allocated to good causes across the country.

Why Are Prizes Different in GBP and Euros?

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 amounts 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.