You have 13 reasons to play the EuroMillions every single time. Starting with the big jackpot and all the way down to the last prize category, there is plenty to win each draw! Here is everything you need to know about the EuroMillions prizes and how to win them!
How Big Is the EuroMillions Jackpot?
The jackpot in the EuroMillions lottery is the most sought-after lottery prize in the whole of Europe. The minimum amount for the first prize is €17 million. If there is no jackpot winner that draw, then the first prize comes at an increased amount on the following draw. The top prize can keep growing for many draws, but it does have a limit.
When the EuroMillions jackpot reaches €240million, it cannot grow any further. This is the jackpot cap and once the prize reaches it, it can stay at this amount for another four draws. If after five consecutive €240million draws there is no first prize winner, then the entire amount passes down to the next prize category that has a winner.
The EuroMillions jackpot is pari-mutuel, which means that if there are several winners, they will get an even share of the prize. There is no limit to the number of jackpot winners that can share the prize.
What Are the EuroMillions Secondary Prizes?
Aside from the jackpot, there are 12 other EuroMillions prize categories, each featuring a separate winning combination. Each prize category is allocated a certain percentage of the total prize pool. This amount will then be shared by all the winners of that category. In the table below, you can see the full EuroMillions prize list, the winning combination required for each of them, and the percentage of the prize pool they represent.
(% of Prize Fund)
|1st Prize||⚪⚪⚪⚪⚪ + 🟡🟡||€17M – €240M (50%)|
|2nd Prize||⚪⚪⚪⚪⚪ + 🟡||2.61%|
|4th Prize||⚪⚪⚪⚪ + 🟡🟡||0.19%|
|5th Prize||⚪⚪⚪⚪ + 🟡||0.35%|
|6th Prize||⚪⚪⚪ + 🟡🟡||0.37%|
|8th Prize||⚪⚪ + 🟡🟡||1.30%|
|9th Prize||⚪⚪⚪ + 🟡||1.45%|
|11th Prize||⚪ + 🟡🟡||3.2%|
|12th Prize||⚪⚪ + 🟡||10.3%|
The amount of each prize on each draw depends on the accumulated prize pool (which depends on the ticket sales for that draw) and on the number of winners. In the table below, you can see the lowest and highest amounts for each EuroMillions prize category, as well as the average amount for each of these.
What Are the Odds of Winning the EuroMillions?
For every EuroMillions ticket you buy, you have one chance of winning a prize. Each prize on the list comes with different odds of winning. For instance, one ticket gives you a 1 in 139,838,160 chance of winning the jackpot, but also a 1 in 22 chance of winning the 13th prize category. Find out everything about this on our page about the odds of winning the EuroMillions.
To win the EuroMillions jackpot, you have to guess all 5 of the main numbers and both the Lucky Stars. If you have all the winning numbers, then you are one of the jackpot winners.
If there is more than one jackpot winner in the EuroMillions, then the total amount of the prize is shared by the winners. Each of them will get an equal share of the prize.
There are 13 prize categories in total in the EuroMillions lottery. Each line you play gives you the chance to win one of the 13 prizes.
Now it does. The EuroMillions lottery features a jackpot cap of €240 million. This is the highest amount that the first prize can get to, but in the near future, the jackpot cap will increase to €250 million. The initial cap of the Euromillions lottery was €190 million, but this changed.
Yes, you do. You need to match both Lucky Stars from 1 to 12, as well as all the 5 main numbers from 1 to 50 to win the EuroMillions jackpot.