History of The Game
My Million was first introduced on Tuesday 4th February 2014 to offer French players an extra chance of winning a prize when they played EuroMillions. The introduction of the game saw the price of a French EuroMillions ticket rise from €2 to €2.50.
To date there have been My Million numbers issued.
In September 2016, French players received another chance to win a guaranteed €1 million in special EuroMillions draws as the European Millionaire Maker game was introduced as part of changes to EuroMillions. My Million will continue to be offered to ticket holders in France alongside the new raffle.
Meet the Team
There’s a lot of work going on behind the scenes to ensure that the website is up to date with accurate information for you. Meet the team who make it happen:
Sam is our lottery expert content writer with 20+ years experience in the industry. He’s previously appeared on the BBC lottery programme and was a Lottery Guru for national newspapers including the Daily Mail.
Recent articles by Sam:
- Systems and Strategies
- Picking Lottery Numbers
Sam has been with us from the start providing invaluable expertise of the industry and countless cups of coffee. As a writer, Sam has a history in print publication, including the best-selling book ‘The National Lottery Book: Winning Strategies’.
Lewis is an experienced writer in several different areas, with an in-depth knowledge of how lotteries work.
Recent articles by Lewis:
- EuroMillions Jackpot Jumps To £99 Million After Eight Rollovers
- Irish Winner Still in Shock Over €49 Million Jackpot
- Ten UK Millionaires Guaranteed on Friday 7th August
Lewis’ background as a sports writer helped him to gain an understanding of odds and betting strategies, before he joined the team several years ago. He prides himself on his knowledge of all things EuroMillions, even trivia about the biggest winners!
George has worked in the lottery industry for over seven years and has an in-depth knowledge on local and foreign lotteries.
Recent articles by George:
- £57.8M EuroMillions Jackpot Won in the UK
- EuroMillions Prizes Changing from 1st February 2020
- UK EuroMillions Player Wins £40 Million Jackpot
George joined Euro-Millions.com at the start of his professional career and specialises in Search Engine Optimisation. He is also certified in Google Analytics and plays a big part in day-to-day management of the site, such as running social media campaigns and being part of the results verification team.
Alex is a specialist author and money editor, who contributes his financial knowledge across the site and vets all news articles to guarantee accuracy.
Recent articles by Alex:
- Are EuroMillions winnings taxed?
- How to claim lottery prizes
- How to spend £100 million
Alex Kiam is our resident financial whizz and the go-to guy for anything involving numbers. Having previously published books such as ‘Understand Financial Risk and Analysis in a Day’, Alex regularly contributes towards helpful articles on Euro-Millions.com.
Jim is a freelance content writer, blogger and voiceover who loves finding interesting stories from the world’s favourite lotteries.
Recent articles by Jim:
- Can I Play EuroMillions and Claim Prizes in Another Country?
- Your Big Rollover EuroMillions Questions Answered
- Next European Millionaire Maker Draw Announced for 23rd February 2018
Jim writes articles about everything to do with EuroMillions, from information on the latest game rule changes to stories about the lottery’s biggest winners. He also provides the voiceover for some of the Euro-Millions.com videos found on this site.
Prize Amounts and Statistics
Here is how the EuroMillions prize fund is distributed across each of the 13 prize tiers. The table also shows statistics for the highest and lowest amount ever given away in each category, along with the highest and lowest number of winners in each tier.
|Match||% Prize Fund||Odds of Winning||Lowest Ever Prize Amount||Highest Ever Prize Amount||Average Prize Amount Per Draw||Lowest Ever Winners||Highest Ever Winners||Average Winners Per Draw|
|5 + 2||50%||1 in 139,838,160||€17,000,000.00||€190,000,000.00||€59,501,591.35||2||0.2|
|5 + 1||2.61%||1 in 6,991,908||€64,840.10||€5,227,531.10||€422,836.78||17||3.5|
|5 + 0||0.61%||1 in 3,107,515||€7,000.00||€969,918.10||€60,700.70||36||8.3|
|4 + 2||0.19%||1 in 621,503||€309.80||€9,956.60||€3,196.61||8||172||42|
|4 + 1||0.35%||1 in 31,075||€61.30||€266.30||€163.94||249||3,119||823|
|3 + 2||0.37%||1 in 14,125||€23.10||€179.30||€102.53||517||6,898||1,838|
|4 + 0||0.26%||1 in 13,811||€21.50||€91.90||€56.86||630||5,668||1,846|
|2 + 2||1.30%||1 in 985||€8.40||€31.10||€18.91||7,338||98,958||26,263|
|3 + 1||1.45%||1 in 706||€7.40||€20.30||€14.06||12,558||116,308||35,976|
|3 + 0||2.70%||1 in 314||€6.40||€17.30||€11.74||29,444||221,456||80,571|
|1 + 2||3.27%||1 in 188||€4.40||€16.50||€10.01||38,881||486,402||136,819|
|2 + 1||10.30%||1 in 49||€4.30||€11.10||€7.69||181,198||1,438,780||512,210|
|2 + 0||16.59%||1 in 22||€3.20||€5.30||€4.30||488,245||2,959,529||1,145,546|
Figures calculated using results drawn between 27/09/2016 and 21/08/2020.
This column displays the percentage of the prize fund allocated to each prize level. The remaining 10% goes into a separate fund, known as the Booster Fund, which is used to ensure there is always enough for the advertised minimum jackpot of €17 million. EuroMillions occasionally holds special draws or promotions, where the guaranteed minimum jackpot can be increased up to as much as €130 million, using surplus funds from the Booster Fund.
The 50% allocated to the jackpot only applies for the first five draws in a series of rollovers. Once the top prize has rolled over five times in a row, the ‘Match 5 + 2’ allocation is adjusted down to 42% until the jackpot gets won. The remaining 8% goes to the Booster Fund, ensuring that this reserve pot receives 18% of funds from the sixth draw in a rollover series until the jackpot is won.
The lowest and highest prize amounts for each prize tier, other than the jackpot, are in respect of individual winning tickets.
The Match 5 + 2 Lucky Stars prize values represent the total jackpot amounts regardless of how many winning tickets there were.
All prize data included in the table above relates to EuroMillions lottery draw results since 27th September 2016 when the Lucky Star pool increased from 11 numbers to 12. The details provided are for information purposes only and are not indicative of future prize values.
How My Million Works
A My Million code is automatically generated for every line of EuroMillions numbers purchased. There is no extra cost to enter the game.
Shortly after the main EuroMillions draw, one unique My Million code will be selected at random from all of the codes purchased for that particular draw. From time to time, special editions of My Million are held in which multiple prizes of €1 million are given away.
The odds of winning a My Million prize will vary from draw to draw as they are dependent on the number of EuroMillions tickets purchased, rather than correctly matching the numbers drawn in the main EuroMillions game.
About UK Millionaire Maker
The EuroMillions UK Millionaire Maker guarantees that at least one player in the UK will win £1 million in every EuroMillions draw. As the two games are played separately, it is possible to win a prize in both the main EuroMillions game and Millionaire Maker, so players are advised to check their tickets carefully.
How it Works
The odds of winning the UK Millionaire Maker game vary depending on the number of players in each game. For example, a Tuesday EuroMillions draw tends to attract fewer players, meaning your odds of winning in midweek are better than on a Friday.
Millionaire Maker codes can start with the letter H, J, M, T, V, X or Z , and the chances of winning are exactly the same for each code. Visit the How it Works page for a more detailed explanation about how the Millionaire Maker codes are selected and how the odds vary from draw to draw.
European Millionaire Maker works in a similar way, but is open to everyone who plays a line in any of the nine participating EuroMillions nations, and the first letter of the code will be different in each country.
How to Claim
If you have won a UK Millionaire Maker prize, then you need to claim within 180 days of the draw date, as per the UK EuroMillions Rules. If you do not claim in time, your prize, and the interest that has accumulated, will be allocated to the lottery’s Good Causes fund.
View the How to Claim page for more information.
History of the UK Millionaire Maker
12th January 2019 – To increase the amount of Millionaire Maker special event draws that are held, the number of codes in every standard draw decreased from two to one. The first special event draw is scheduled for spring 2019, when 40 UK millionaires will be created in one night.
24th September 2016 – The number of Millionaire Maker prizes on offer in a standard draw doubled to two. Mega Friday became Mega Week, providing even more exciting prizes and luxury experiences.
31st October 2014 – Millionaire Raffle became Millionaire Maker and the first Mega Friday draw was held, rewarding 25 players with £1 million and a VIP trip to Makepeace Island in Australia.
March 2014 – The National Lottery applied for permission to rename Millionaire Raffle as Millionaire Maker and provide non-cash prizes alongside the £1 million award in select draws.
26th July 2013 – The 100 UK Millionaires Raffle returned to give another 100 ticket holders the chance to become millionaires. This highly anticipated draw resulted in a huge increase in ticket sales but, in the event, left the previous record unchallenged when only 92 of the 100 £1 million prizes were claimed.
31st May 2013 – The £1 Million Every Month for a Year draw was held. Instead of the prize being worth £1 million, this draw offered one lucky player a prize of £12 million, paid in twelve £1 million monthly instalments.
27th July 2012 – The promotional 100 Millionaires draw on the night of the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games in London resulted in 97 of the 100 Millionaire Maker winners claiming their prize, breaking the world record for the most millionaires made in one night.
25th November 2011 – Millionaires Month began, awarding 50 £1 million prizes in the four weeks leading up to Christmas.
13th November 2009 – Millionaire Raffle was launched.
Christmas and New Year’s Special Draws
There are often special versions of the UK Millionaire Maker game held around the festive season which give away multiple raffle prizes. In the past, these games have been held on Christmas Day/Boxing Day and New Year’s Eve/New Year’s Day.
To read more about special festive draws, visit the Christmas and New Year’s EuroMillions pages for more information and to find out about upcoming events this year.
Occasionally, the UK Millionaire Maker will hold special editions of the game which will see 100 players win £1 million. Currently, the 100 UK Millionaire Raffle draw which took place on Friday 27th July 2012 holds the world record for making the highest number of lottery millionaires in one night after 97 of the 100 prizes were claimed.
Players receive one free entry into the UK Millionaire Maker for each line of EuroMillions numbers purchased and this remains the case regardless of how many Millionaire Maker prizes are on offer.
How Prizes Are Funded
EuroMillions prizes are funded using revenue from ticket sales. A percentage of the money you spend on entering the game is allocated to the prize fund, with the remainder distributed to good causes, Government Lottery Duty and retailer commission, as well as covering operating costs.
When you play EuroMillions in the UK, the £2.50 you spend per line is broken down into £1.74 for entering the main draw and £0.76 for the UK Millionaire Maker raffle. Fifty percent of the £1.74 spent on the main game is allocated to the prize fund. Thirty percent of the £0.76 spent to enter the Millionaire Maker is used to pay prizes in the supplementary raffle.
EuroMillions Syndicate Winners
There are several notable EuroMillions syndicate wins throughout the history of the game:
- A family syndicate from County Dublin claimed the biggest ever lottery prize won in Ireland when they won €175 milion on Tuesday 19th February 2019.
- On Friday 1st July 2016, a syndicate of Dublin bus drivers won a EuroMillions jackpot worth €23.8 million. Each of the 22 members of the group received just over €1 million and even arrived by bus to pick up their cheques!
- On Friday 6th November 2009, a syndicate of seven office workers in Merseyside won a whopping £45.5 million when their entry was one of two British tickets that split a jackpot of £91.1 million. Each member received £6.5 million.
My Million Results
The five latest My Million results are displayed below. To win the €1 million prize, you must match the entire winning code in the order shown — there is no prize for a partial match.
|Draw Date||Codes||Winning Location|
|Friday21st August 2020||MH1056486||Grand Est|
|Tuesday18th August 2020||CC4406829||Grand Est|
|Friday14th August 2020||EM9577653||Île-de-France|
|Tuesday11th August 2020||RO3701123||
|Friday7th August 2020||HK7518334||Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur|
Tuesday’s Estimated Jackpot is:
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