Players choose five main numbers from a pool of 1 to 50 and two additional numbers, known as Lucky Stars, from a pool of 1 to 12. When you buy a EuroMillions ticket in store, you can check the results yourself, as you won’t be notified if you win. After the draw, you can see what happened in the main EuroMillions lottery
How does the Euromillions lottery work?
Step 1: Buying a ticket
Physical: You can buy a ticket from an authorized lottery vendor in one of the participating countries.
Online: Many websites also allow you to buy EuroMillions tickets online.
Step 2: Choosing numbers
Main Numbers: Choose 5 numbers from a range of 1 to 50.
Lucky Stars: Then choose 2 ‘Lucky Star’ numbers from a range of 1 to 12.
Step 3: Submit and Pay
Turn in your choices and pay for your ticket. Keep your ticket in a safe place.
Step 4: The Draw
Draws take place on Tuesdays and Fridays around 8:45 p.m. (CET) in Paris.
Step 5: Check results
After the draw, the winning numbers will be announced. You can check this on the official website, through authorized outlets, or through other media.
Step 6: Claiming prizes
If you win, claim your prize according to the rules of the country where you bought the ticket. Prizes range from a few euros to the jackpot, which can reach up to €240 million. The odds of winning the Euromillions jackpot are approximately 1 in 139 million. However, there are better odds of winning lower-tier prizes. Euromillions offers multiple prize tiers depending on the number of main numbers and Lucky Stars matched. Next to the jackpot, there are various lower-tier prizes available.
Participate once or automatically multiple draws
Automatic Number Selection: If you want, the system can automatically select numbers for you.
Multiple Draws: You can also buy tickets for multiple consecutive draws.
Superdraws and Event Draws. Occasionally there are special draws where the jackpot is significantly larger than normal.
There are 13 different prize categories, from matching all 5 main numbers and 2 Lucky Stars (for the jackpot) to matching only 2 main numbers.
Tax and Legal Considerations.
In some countries, lottery winnings are tax-free, while others withhold a certain percentage.