Facts & Stats On Europe's Favourite Lottery
EuroMillions is Europe's most popular lottery: boasting the biggest jackpots it has captivated the continent since its launch in 2004. Since its creation, the draw has made over 300 people millionaires, and paid out over a billion in prize money. We've trawled through EuroMillions history to give you the ultimate fact file on our favourite lottery.
EuroMillions At A Glance
- Jackpot Cap: €190,000,000 (approximately £161,000,000)
- Jackpot Odds: 1 in 139,838,160
- Cost of Entry: £2.50*
- Total Prize Tiers: 13
- Chances of Winning Any Prize: 1 in 23
- Draws: Draws are held every Tuesday and Friday in Paris, at 20:45 Central European Time, 19:45 GMT.
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The History Of EuroMillions
The draw was founded in early 2004, by lottery groups from France, Spain and the UK. While it is the largest trans-national lottery in Europe, it was not the first. The Viking Lotto, which encompasses Scandinavia and parts of Eastern Europe, was founded in 1993, and was the first pan-European lottery draw.
Shortly after the EuroMillions draw was founded, Austria, Belgium, Ireland, Luxembourg, Portugal and Switzerland joined the collective to form the EuroMillions draw we know today.
In July 2016 it was announced that the popular format would be adapted to include a price change and the inclusion of an additional Lucky Star number (full details below).