Prizes

The EuroMillions prizes can be broken down into 13 different levels, which reward winners with as few as 2 matching numbers. The benefit of having prizes for all different levels is that it keeps everyone involved interested. However the jackpot prize is very inviting to attract more players to participate.

The odds of winning the EuroMillions jackpot prize are quite long and therefore there is not always a new winner every week. When this happens there is a EuroMillions rollover, where the jackpot prize is added to the following week’s draw. This rollover can happen multiple times, which is why there has been some jackpot prizes of over £100 million.

EuroMillions Prize Breakdown
The table below shows the EuroMillions prize breakdown for each draw. The figures are representative and in some cases estimates as no two draws are the same. This is really to give you an idea of what you can potentially earn if you match 2 or more numbers in the EuroMillions lottery draw.

Main
Numbers

Lucky
Stars

Odds of Winning
(fraction)
Expected win
(estimated)
5
5
5
4
4
4
3
3
2
3
1
2
2
2
1
0
2
1
0
2
1
2
0
2
1
0
1 in 139,838,160
1 in 6,991,908
1 in 3,107,515
1 in 621,503
1 in 31,076
1 in 14,126
1 in 13,812
1 in 986
1 in 707
1 in 314
1 in 188
1 in 50
1 in 22
£12m-£165m
£227,848.80
£23,586
£2,307.30
£123
£78
£43.30
£14.20
£10.70
£9.00
£7.60
£6.00
£3.30

There is something called a booster fund, which contains 8.6% of the total prize fund. This is used to increase the jackpot when necessary. An example of this might be to increase an initial jackpot to make it more appealing and also to make sure it meets the guaranteed minimum of €17,000,000. Interestingly, the odds of any prize being hit by participating in the EuroMillions lottery is 1 in 13.

 

EuroMillions Jackpot Cap
When the EuroMillions Jackpot reaches the cap of €190 million, it will not grow any larger even though there are still lottery players buying tickets each week. What then happens is prize money that would normally have gone into the jackpot total is then filtered down to the next lowest tier that has a winner. This would typically be 5 main numbers + 1 lucky star, but could conceivably be to someone with just 5 main numbers.

As the likelihood of the cap coming into play is quite low it is not really worth worrying about, but it is useful to know what happens in the event of the EuroMillions cap being hit.