EuroMillions to Make 13 Millionaires on Friday 13th July
The National Lottery has announced that 13 EuroMillions players in the UK will win £1 million in a special edition of the Millionaire Maker draw on Friday 13th July, as the bad luck traditionally associated with the date is once again flipped on its head.
Superstition surrounding Friday 13th is understood to have arisen in the Middle Ages, but it is now becoming one of the most eagerly-anticipated dates on the calendar among EuroMillions players. Special Millionaire Maker draws were held on Friday 13th October 2017 and Friday 13th April 2018, and now another big event has been lined up for this month to give away even more big prizes.
How Will the Draw Work on Friday 13th July?
If you buy a EuroMillions ticket in the UK, you are automatically entered into the Millionaire Maker game. You receive one Millionaire Maker code for every line of EuroMillions numbers you play. Each code is unique and consists of four letters and five numbers. It is randomly generated at the point of purchase and can be seen directly below your numbers on your EuroMillions ticket.
In standard EuroMillions draws, two Millionaire Maker codes are selected as winners. The players with matching codes on their tickets receive £1 million each.
The only difference on Friday 13th is that 13 winning codes will be announced rather than just two. You still play the game in exactly the same way, but can look forward to the draw knowing that you will have a better chance of winning than usual.
Better Odds of Winning
The odds of winning a Millionaire Maker prize depend on how many tickets are bought in the UK so they always vary from draw to draw. However, the chances of winning on Friday 13th will be around six and a half times better than normal as there are so many extra prizes available.
It is just important to remember to check your entries after the draw has taken place to see if you are a winner. It can be easy to just glance at the winning numbers and miss the Millionaire Maker codes, but you can use the Millionaire Maker Checker to see if you are due a prize.
EuroMillions Jackpot on the Rise
You can continue to pick up prizes in EuroMillions even before Friday 13th, and the jackpot is growing very nicely after another rollover on Tuesday night. Four draws have now passed since the last time there was a winner, and the top prize will stand at £49 million this Friday. Take part online or visit an authorised retailer for your chance to win.Published: Thursday 5th July 2018
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