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EuroMillions tickets first continued purchase on seventh Feb 2004 using the debut EuroMillions draw happening on Friday 13 Feb 2004 in Paris. The Euro Millions lottery is continuing to grow significantly in the original 3 organizing countries from the United kingdom, France, and The country. Lottery organizers from Austria, Belgium, Ireland, Luxembourg, Portugal, and Europe also have became a member of within the excitement and fun of EuroMillions.

The start of a big Europe lottery

EuroMillions, one of the most popular lottery games in Europe, was first launched on Feb. 7, 2004. The game began as a major lottery event launched jointly by several European countries, with huge jackpots and attractive prizes.


Participating countries that launched EuroMillions include:

  • France
  • Spain
  • UK
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Ireland
  • Luxembourg
  • Portugal
  • Switzerland

Why starting a european lottery?

The goal of the EuroMillions lottery was to create a lottery with the potential to offer huge prizes, similar to the U.S. Powerball and Mega Millions lotteries. The game mechanism involves players choosing a combination of five main numbers and two “lucky star” numbers. Draws are usually held on Tuesday and Friday nights.

The format has altered slightly through the years with the help of an additional draw every week and additional balls being put into the star number ball occur 2011 and on the other hand in 2016.

EuroMillions has created some amazing lottery winners! Read about a number of them within our News archive including Colin and Chris Weir, Cassey Carrington and Dave & Angela Dawes. A number of these winners performed their lottery figures for that EuroMillions lottery online.