THE EUROMILLIONS - A EUROPEAN LOTTERY
The Euromillions is Europe's biggest lottery and jackpot. Play, win and get the latest
Euromillions results here.
EuroMillions lottery (Euro Millions), one of the world's first
international multi-country lottery games.
Launched by Camelot on Saturday February 7,
2004, with it's first draw on 13th Feb, 2004, EuroMillions was among
the first to join the ranks of world-class lotteries.
The first jackpot was worth €15 million (Euros), an amount that continues to be the opening winning prize fund today.
Having grown in popularity and essentially one of the BIGGEST lotteries in Europe today, the
EuroMillions is now drawn on both Tuesday and Friday, giving player's not one, but
two chances to win the jackpot each week!
This is good news for the rollovers as well, as the Euromillions jackpot increases ever more quickly to
reach the dazzling sums in excess, at times, of €100 million (Euros)!
This has made it
one of the most exciting lotteries on the planet
Want a chance to win the
: Play your winning Euromillions numbers here
Euromillions Record Winners
29th January 2016 a massive jackpot was won of €132,376,632 and was
shared by two ticket holders, one from France and one from Ireland.
24th October 2014, the jackpot was €190,000,000 and the ticket was
purchased in Portugal
10th August 2012, €190,000,000 was won by Adrian and Gillian Bayford
from Sussex, England.
How to play the Euromillions
EuroMillions is a Powerball-type lotto game
where numbers are chosen from two different number fields. Five
balls are drawn from 1-50 and two balls (Lucky Stars) from 1-11. In
order to beat the odds of 116,531,800:1 and win the EuroMillions
(EuroMillones) jackpot, players must match all seven numbers with
the balls drawn.
The Tuesday and Friday night draws are televised
on TV channels TF1 in France and TVE in Spain.
The Odds of winning the
Did you know - the odds of winning any Euromillions prize is 1 in 13.
|5 balls + 2 lucky stars
||1 in 116,531,800
|5 balls + 1 lucky star
||1 in 6,473,989
||1 in 3,236,919
|4 balls + 2 lucky stars
||1 in 517,919
|4 balls + 1 lucky star
||1 in 28,773
||1 in 14,387
|3 balls + 2 lucky stars
||1 in 11,771
|3 balls + 1 lucky star
||1 in 654
||1 in 327
|1 ball + 2 lucky stars
||1 in 156
|2 balls +1 lucky star
||1 in 46
||1 in 23
National lotteries are generally limited to the residents of one
particular country, but the
EuroMillions Lottery pools the
funds from all of the participating countries to make up the
staggering Euromillions prize fund. This not only makes the
euromillions prizes a great deal larger to begin with, but also has
a dramatic effect on the rollovers.
If there is no resulting jackpot winner, the main prize is 'rolled
over' to the next draw, and after only a few weeks with no winner,
they can be well over €100 million Euros. With this vast European
lottery-playing population the
Lottery has become the biggest lump-sum, tax-free
lottery the world has ever seen.
History of the Euromillions
Delayed by ten years, the original plan was to launch
EuroMillion Lotto at around
the same time as a single European currency, but as so often
happens, bureaucracy, politics and other miscellaneous factors meant
that the plan was delayed.
Finally, however, the UK, France and Spain started the ball rolling
in February 2004 and the EuroMillions Lottery was presented by the
countries three major lottery organizers: Camelot in the United
Kingdom, the Francaise des Jeux in France and the Loterias y
Apuestas des Estad in Spain.
lotteries from Austria, Belgium, Ireland, Luxembourg, Portugal and
Switzerland were swift to join the draw in October of the same year
On the 20th January 2012 the jackpot cap was set at €190,000,000 and
if the jackpot has not been won within 2 draws it gets distributed
among the winners of the second tier.
In 2011 with the increase in number of the lucky stars from a
previous 9 to the new 11 Super Draws and Event Draws were introduced
with the jackpot being a guaranteed €100,000,000.
The jackpot winnings are tax free with the exception of Switzerland,
Spain and Portugal who introduced taxation on winnings in 2013.
Winnings are paid out in a lump sum.
Latest Euromillions results, winning numbers
To play the EUROMILLIONS ... click here
Play the Euromillions lottery online, Euro Millions, European Lottery, Multi-country lottery, WinPlay and get the latest results for the Euro Millions here.