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Special Millionaire Maker Raffle to Celebrate the National Lottery's 25th Birthday

Special Millionaire Maker Raffle to Celebrate the National Lottery's 25th Birthday
Updated: Friday 15th November 2019

EuroMillions players in the UK have another special event to look forward to on Friday 8th November, as the National Lottery has revealed that 25 millionaires are guaranteed to be made in the Millionaire Maker Raffle on that date.


The National Lottery was launched in November 1994, so November 2019 marks its 25th anniversary. Several events have been announced to celebrate the occasion, and the upcoming raffle to crown 25 millionaires is one of them. It will be the biggest edition of the Millionaire Maker since 40 prizes worth £1 million were given away in March 2019.

In addition to the special Millionaire Maker draw a £25 million Lotto Must Be Won draw will also take place on Saturday 23rd November. A special ‘£250,000 Birthday’ scratchcard has also been released.

How to Play the UK Millionaire Maker Raffle

If you’re unfamiliar with the UK Millionaire Maker raffle, there’s really only two things you need to know: you just need to buy a line of EuroMillions numbers to be included in the raffle, and you need to make sure to check your ticket after the draw to find out if you’ve won.

Millionaire Maker prizes go unclaimed all too often and it’s mainly because players aren’t aware that they’re even participating in the raffle. When you purchase a EuroMillions ticket in-store, you will have a randomly generated code printed on your ticket, below your EuroMillions numbers. If your code is drawn in the raffle, you win £1 million.

The upcoming raffle on 8th November is special because 25 winning codes will be drawn, rather than just one, so you have 25 chances to win. The prizes are guaranteed, too, because the winning codes are drawn from a pool of all the codes that have been allocated to players. 

The odds of winning can’t be stated exactly, because they depend on how many entries there are. As an estimate, there may be around 5 million UK entries to any standard Friday EuroMillions draw, which would mean that your odds of winning the Millionaire Maker raffle would be 1 in 5 million, as one winning code would be selected from the 5 million entries.

Using the same example, the odds of winning the Millionaire Maker raffle on 8th November would improve from 1 in 5 million to 1 in 200,000 – a huge difference, thanks to the 25 winning codes that will be selected.

Five Facts About UK Millionaire Maker

The UK Millionaire Maker raffle has now been going for a decade and in that time has created a staggering number of millionaires. Here are five interesting facts about UK Millionaire Maker on its 10th birthday:

Published: Monday 28th October 2019

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