What Is EuroMillions?
EuroMillions is a popular European lottery founded in 2004 by the national lotteries of the UK, France and Spain. Since then the lottery has expanded to include a large portion of Europe making it one of the biggest lotteries in the world. Find articles about the EuroMillions in our EuroMillions Lotto Magazine.
|Draw Day||Draw Time||Minimum Jackpot||Maximum Jackpot||Jackpot Odds||Prize Divisions|
|Tuesday & Friday||8pm CET||€17 million (approx. $25 million)||€190 million (approx. $267 million)||1:139,838,160||13|
Its success prompted the launch a competitor lotto in 2012 called EuroJackpot. Like EuroMillions it is a trans-national lottery but with a smaller number of participants and smaller Jackpots than the EuroMillions Lottery. While the EuroJackpot offers better odds of hitting the jackpot, at 1 in 95 million, versus EuroMillions’ 1 in 139 million, the EuroMillions has the largest jackpot size in Europe at an incredible €190 million (approx. $267 million).
Who Can Play EuroMillions at Lottoland®?
Players from Australia (excluding South Australia) can play EuroMillions at Lottoland.com.au. All players at Lottoland® must be 18 years or older.
How Much Does It Cost to Play EuroMillions?
One completed selection of numbers (i.e. 5 regular numbers + 2 Star numbers on a single number field in a lottery ticket) costs $5 - a small amount to pay for your chance to win fabulous wealth!
When Is the EuroMillions Draw?
The EuroMillions lottery is so popular, that it has two weekly draws with each draw having a guaranteed €17 million (approx. $25 million) jackpot! The draws are held on Tuesdays and Fridays at 8pm CET (4am AEST/6am AEDT) in the French capital, Paris. Go to our EuroMillions Results page to find current and previous draw results and winning numbers.
Which Countries Participate in EuroMillions?
EuroMillions was established through a co-operation between England, France, and Spain with the first draw being held on Friday 13 February 2004 in Paris. Seven more European countries joined the EuroMillions later that same year. In October 2004, Austria, Belgium, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Portugal and Switzerland joined the EuroMillions family. The game is also playable in other territories including the Isle of Man, Monaco, Andorra and Liechtenstein - raising the total number of participating states to 13.
May I Purchase a Ticket for a Future Draw?
Yes, you can now purchase a ticket for a future EuroMillions draw by setting your Participation settings in the drop down date menu to select the upcoming draw you would like to play. The default date is always set to the next available (upcoming) draw. This function is especially useful for setting up a draw to coincide with a big date, like an anniversary, or to purchase your ticket before going on holidays!
How Do I Play EuroMillions?
- Select 5 numbers from one to 50 plus two supplementary numbers (known as “Stars”) from a range of one to 12
- Match your seven (5+2) numbers with the numbers drawn to hit the jackpot
- The more numbers on your ticket that match the numbers drawn in the jackpot draw, the bigger the payout
How Do I Fill in My EuroMillions Ticket at Lottoland®?
To enter a EuroMillions lottery ticket you need to mark at least five regular numbers plus two stars (supplementary numbers) on your ticket selection form. The top line will show you how many more numbers you need to pick. If you select more than five numbers or more than two stars, you will automatically engage the system entries feature (see below).
What Is a Subscription?
Subscriptions remove the hassle of buying repeat lines and the fear of missing out on that big jackpot win. Our Subscription feature allows you to set up a running bet or bets on a given lottery draw. The subscription is open ended and will run for as long as you want it too. You can opt out at any time and cancel the subscription in your player account.
Please find more information here: How to cancel a subscription
What Does "Participation: When Jackpot Is" mean?
This option allows you to only participate when the jackpot is a set amount or higher. So if you choose $7 million, you will only enter the next draw when the jackpot is at a minimum of $7 million.
What Subscription Term Should I Choose?
For a EuroMillions ticket subscription you can pick between one and 52 weeks. Statistically speaking, your chances of winning with a fixed set of numbers increases with every draw so buy your ticket now and lock in your winnings!
How Do I Play EuroMillions System Entries?
If you select more than the minimum required numbers (5 main + 2 Stars), then you will automatically engage the system entry feature which will enter all the possible combinations possible from your numbers. The more numbers and stars you select, the more EuroMillions number combinations can be made from them and the higher your chances of winning.
Is There a Difference Between the Tuesday and Friday Draws?
No, your chances of winning on Tuesdays and Fridays are identical. Don’t miss out: make sure your lucky numbers participate in both draws!
How Much Can I Win Playing EuroMillions?
EuroMillions has a guaranteed minimum jackpot of €17 million (approx. $25 million) though jackpots regularly rise much higher. Since 2012 the maximum jackpot size was raised to €190 million (approx $267 million). With so many participating countries EuroMillions jackpots can grow quickly through rollovers particularly with lottery loving countries like Britain and Spain taking part. For this reason the organisers opted to set a second weekly draw date in 2011.
What Is the Biggest EuroMillions Jackpot of All Time?
Following a massive €185 million (approx. $259 million) by a Scottish couple in 2011 (making them the single biggest winners in the UK when taking currency conversions into account) the organisers decided to increase the jackpot cap to €190 million (approx. $267 million). Not long after a UK couple won hit the new jackpot. It was then won again in 2014 by an anonymous player in Portugal.
What Are Superdraws?
EuroMillions Superdraws are special lottery draws which are held several times a year (usually to coincide with a specific event) where the jackpot is raised - usually to €100 million (approx. $145 million). This amount can then rollover until it is won, as happened in 2014 when a Portuguese player won the maximum jackpot of €190 million (approx. $267 million).
What Are the EuroMillions Prize Divisions?
|Prize division||To win|
|1 (Jackpot)||5 Numbers + 2 Lucky Stars|
|2||Match 5 + 1 Lucky Star|
|3||Match 5 Numbers|
|4||Match 4 + 2 Lucky Stars|
|5||Match 4 + 1 Lucky Star|
|6||Match 4 Numbers|
|7||Match 3 + 2 Lucky Stars|
|8||Match 2 + 2 Lucky Stars|
|9||Match 3 + 1 Lucky Star|
|10||Match 3 Numbers|
|11||Match 1 + 2 Lucky Stars|
|12||Match 2 + 1 Lucky Star|
|13||Match 2 Numbers|
What Are the Odds of Winning EuroMillions?
How Do I Win EuroMillions?
The EuroMillions jackpot is equivalent to the sum of the highest Prize Category announced by the organisers. To win the jackpot, the seven numbers on your ticket (5+2 Stars) must match the winning numbers drawn in the jackpot draw (to increase your chances you can also play EuroMillions using system entries).
Do I Pay Tax on Winnings?
Generally there is no tax to pay on lottery winnings in Australia, but players are advised to check with the local tax authorities in the case of any win.
Why Should I Play EuroMillions Online at Lottoland®?
By playing EuroMillions at Lottoland® you can take Europe’s favourite lottery to the next level. In addition to being able to play for some of the biggest lottery jackpots out there you also get the ease and security of playing online (at home or via mobile) combined with a range of extras and options not found anywhere else.
After each draw the results will be sent to you plus any winnings you receive will be credited to your player account automatically. So forget all that hassle; going to the store, queuing up, checking numbers, holding onto your ticket - everything can be done with a few clicks or swipes.
You can even play upcoming draws well in advance using our Participation option, or set to play only for jackpots above a certain size. Our Subscription options, meanwhile, allow you to play on a regular basis so you need never worry about missing out on a huge jackpot ever again.
Why Does the EuroMillions Have a Higher Jackpot than the EuroJackpot?
There are a few reasons why the EuroMillions has higher jackpots than the EuroJackpot lottery: first, the EuroMillions has been around since 2004, and is a more established lottery i.e. it has more regular players. Secondly, the countries participating in the EuroMillions have a bigger population than the countries participating in the EuroJackpot, which naturally leads to more lottery ticket sales (and therefore jackpots). Thirdly, the EuroMillions has longer odds than the EuroJackpot, making the EuroMillions more likely to roll over and create bigger jackpots!
What Is the Difference Between the EuroMillions and EuroJackpot Lotteries?
The EuroJackpot lottery is run by Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Italy, the Netherlands, Slovenia and Spain, with a total population of 130 million inhabitants. The EuroMillions countries have a considerably larger population, at approximately 217 million inhabitants. From a gameplay perspective, the EuroMillions and EuroJackpot lotteries are similar; both lotteries require you to pick 5 numbers from 50, and 2 supplementary numbers. The supplementary numbers are where the difference becomes clear as you must pick 2 supplementary (Star) numbers from 10 for the EuroJackpot and for the EuroMillions you must pick 2 supplementary numbers from 12.
The prices for the two lotteries are also similar – $5 for the EuroMillions and $3 for the EuroJackpot.
The EuroJackpot organisers guarantee a weekly minimum jackpot of €10 million (approx. $14 million), with a maximum jackpot of €90 million (approx. $126 million). The EuroMillions is much larger in comparison, with a minimum of €17 million (approx. $25 million) available at each of the two weekly draws, with a maximum jackpot size of a whopping €190 million (approx. $267 million)!
The winning numbers for the EuroJackpot are drawn every Friday in Helsinki (Finland), while the EuroMillions has two weekly draws on Tuesdays and Fridays in Paris (France).
Please note: Due to regular fluctuations, Lottoland® cannot guarantee the accuracy, timeliness, reliability, or completeness of the currency rates displayed on the site. This feature is for informational purposes only.
How Do I Get My Lotto Winnings?
As a Lottoland® player you will be automatically informed of results and any winnings will be credited to the balance of your Lottoland® user account automatically. You then have the option of using these winnings to play more games, or you can withdraw the money to your bank account.
Please note that all new Lottoland® players must first verify their identity before any withdrawals can be made due to Australian Federal Government Anti-Money Laundering legislation. Refer to our help section to find more information about how to verify your identity.