What makes EuroMillions such a unique lottery? New rules for EuroMillions in 2020: what to expect?
Together with nine European countries, the National Lottery operates the EuroMilions game. Recently it announced that there will be some changes to this popular game. Good news, since the Jackpots will be bigger than ever! The Jackpots will also grow faster, so lucky players are going to win more money than they ever imagined.
What is going to change for EuroMillions players?
The National Lottery is going to change the distribution of the overall prize fund of EuroMillions. The percentage tied to the biggest Jackpot prize will increase, whereas the lower tier prizes are going to have a lower percentage. As a result, the main Jackpot will grow faster. This means that the 100 million Jackpot will be reached with 7 or 8 draws instead of 9 to 10 draws. It will take about 3 to 4 weeks before someone wins the Jackpot.
Higher Jackpot cap
The current Jackpot cap of EuroMillions will be raised as well, from 190 million euros to 200 million euros. It increases up to a maximum of 250 million euros because of the new cap. When someone is lucky enough to win the 200 million dollar Jackpot, the cap for the next round will be increased with 10 million euros. So you can win 210 million euros! This mechanism will also apply to a new maximum cap of 250 million euros. Incredible!
More Jackpot promotional events
There is more good news. After February 1, more frequent Jackpot promotional event draws will take place. They contain a guaranteed Mega Jackpot of around 130 million euros for each draw! At the moment there are about two or three special event draws every year. However, because of the new rule there are going to be at least three EuroMillions draws every year.
Some things will never change
The first EuroMillions draw with the new rules will take place on February 4, which is on a Tuesday. Some things about this great lottery will never change though. For example, a ticket still costs 2.50 euros per line. A part of the revenue of EuroMillions is still donated to charities. For example, in Ireland 30 percentage of the percentage goes to the funding of local good causes.
These EuroMillions rules are still the same
The number of balls and stars that have to match during a draw is also going to be the same. To win, you need to have a ticket with 5 matching balls out of 50 and two matching stars out of twelve. These EuroMillions rules are also still the same:
• The average pay out percentage. 50 percent of the sales is paid out as prize money.
• The win odds are still 1:13.
• The Ireland Only Raffle will still have 10 guaranteed winners of 5000 euros per draw.
• A ticket for the Plus Game still costs 1 euros and the maximum prize you can win is 500.000 euros.
What influence will the new rules have?
The new rules will influence the EuroMillions in the following way, although the exact value of the prize money depends on the number of tickets sold and the number of winners.