The UK Millionaire Maker is one of the exciting EuroMillions raffles. It is only available with tickets purchased in the UK and, as the name suggests, it creates a new millionaire every single time! For each draw, the raffle prize is £1 million. Find out all about the special features that come with this amazing raffle!
|£1 Million/ Draw
|3 letters & 6 numbers
How to Play the UK Millionaire Maker
- Buy a ticket for the UK EuroMillions.
- Each UK EuroMillions ticket comes with a raffle code, which is completely random.
- On each draw, one UK Millionaire Maker code is drawn.
- If you have the winning code on your ticket, you win £1 million.
How are UK Millionaire Maker codes generated?
The UK Millionaire Maker codes follow a standard format – they are made of 3 letters and 6 numbers. Vowels are avoided to avoid confusion, so only consonants are used. Each code is randomly generated and associated with a single line participating in the UK EuroMillions.
The numbers are generated by the official lottery system sequentially, in the order that the tickets are bought in. For instance, if someone purchases a ticket with the raffle code CDD000010, the next code generated by the system for the following ticket is CDD000011. The 3 letters also follow a sequence between draws. For instance, if Millionaire Maker raffle codes on tickets for one draw started with C, the ones for the following draw will most likely start with D.
How Is the UK Millionaire Maker Winning Code Selected?
All the UK Millionaire Maker codes generated for a draw are gathered into an Automated Draw Machine, which makes a random selection of the code that will designate the raffle winner. The Automated Draw Machine used in the UK has undergone rigorous testing by the EuroMillions officials as well as independent testing performed by the experts of Hertfordshire University’s Statistical Analysis Department. The machine is also certified by the Gaming Laboratories International for the randomness of the numbers it generates.
What are the odds of winning the UK Millionaire Maker raffle?
For each draw, the odds of winning the EuroMillions are calculated for each prize based on the range of numbers. But for the UK Millionaire Maker raffle, the odds depend on the number of codes generated for that draw, which is the equivalent of the number of tickets sold.
Factors that Influence the Odds
- The Jackpot – Since ticket sales increase as the jackpot gets bigger, the odds of winning the UK Millionaire Maker are better when the first prize is lower.
- The Day of the Week – according to statistics, ticket sales in the EuroMillions are higher on Friday draws rather than Tuesday draws. Technically, you stand better chances of winning the raffle if you play on Tuesdays.
No, it doesn’t. Since the Millionaire Maker codes are generated automatically, the choice of the winning code is entirely random. Therefore, the code itself does not influence the odds of winning the raffle.
Yes. The UK National Lottery sells Multi-Draw tickets valid for 4 draws. When buying these EuroMillions tickets, you enter 4 Millionaire Maker raffles with the same code. However, when you purchase a EuroMillions UK Multi-Draw package online or set up a subscription, each of your tickets will have a unique raffle code valid only for the respective draw.
If you have the winning UK Millionaire Maker raffle code on your ticket, you have 180 days to claim your prize. This means presenting the winning ticket to the lottery officials. In case you do not claim your raffle prize in due time, then it will be transferred to the UK Good Causes fund.
UK Millionaire Maker History
The UK National Lottery announced a name change for the raffle in March 2014, and later the same year, the Millionaire Raffle became the Millionaire Maker. The name change marked the introduction on non-cash prizes that can accompany the £1 million Millionaire Maker monetary prize. The first Millionaire Maker draw was held on Friday, October 31, 2014.
At the same time, the Mega Friday draw was introduced, the first one being held on October 31, 2014, the first Millionaire Maker draw. Mega Friday turned 25 players into winners. Aside from the default £1 million prize, they won a VIP trip to Makepeace Island in Australia.
Since then, Mega Friday draws have been held every last Friday of the month. This special raffle draw makes several winners, who cash in the £1 million raffle prize along with various non-cash luxury prizes, which usually consist of dream holidays.
Starting September 24th, 2016, Mega Friday became Mega Week, which means that the special raffle draws are held both on Tuesdays and Fridays on the last week of the month. If the last EuroMillions draw of a month is not a Friday draw, but a Tuesday one, then the Mega Week will be held in advance, allowing both draws to occur within the same week.