According to EuroMillions officials, the draw of January 21st, 2022 will host a very special event. EuroMillions fans are used to the SuperDraw events that come with guaranteed jackpots of at least €100 million. This time EuroMillions brings a different kind of excitement into the game with a raffle event – the European Millionaire Maker, which will make as many as 100 millionaires in one draw. That’s right! Aside from that evening’s jackpot, 100 players have the chance to win €1 million, £1 million, or CHF1 million, depending on the country where their ticket is purchased. All this, without guessing any of the winning EuroMillions numbers.
How Does the European Millionaire Maker Draw Work?
The European Millionaire Maker is the biggest raffle event hosted by the EuroMillions lottery. Some of the countries host raffles regularly, like the Millionaire Maker in the UK, the My Million in France, and the El Millon in Spain, which offer one or more prizes per draw. But, in the European Millionaire Maker there a whopping 100 prizes up for grabs.
How Do you Enter the European Millionaire Maker?
To participate in the European Millionaire Maker, players must enter the EuroMillions lottery as usual. Each ticket for the respective draw, irrespective of the country where it was purchased, will feature a 9-digit code, which constitutes the raffle entry. During the draw on January 21st, 2022, 100 codes will be randomly selected for the 100 prizes available.
The raffle prizes in the European Millionaire Maker are worth €1 million, £1 million, or CHF1 million, according to the EuroMillions country of the players. This means that UK players whose raffle code will be selected will receive £1 million prizes, while Swiss raffle winners will get CHF1 million, and those playing in every other EuroMillions country will receive €1 million.
As the winning codes will be drawn amongst the participating ones, the odds of winning depend on how many EuroMillions tickets are purchased for this draw across the participating countries. But, with each line you enter the special draw, you stand 100 chances to match one of the winning codes. So, the odds of becoming a millionaire are far better than in a regular EuroMillions draw.
The Results to the Big European Millionaire Maker
Soon after the European Millionaire Maker draw on January 21st, 2022, the complete results will be available on the official sites. There, you will find all the 100 winning codes for the €1 million/ £1 million/ CHF1 million prizes. Then, you can check if the code on your EuroMillions ticket matches any of the 100 codes. If you purchase your EuroMillions ticket for the draw of January 21st, 2022 online, the lottery messenger operator whose services you used will also offer the service of codes checking. So, you might just be surprised with a call to let you know that you have just become a millionaire. If you are too impatient to wait for the call, you can check yourself the code on the scanned ticket you got in your online account on the lottery courier’s platform against the winning codes published by the official sites.
The Previous European Millionaire Maker Draw
The European Millionaire Maker draw on January 21st, 2022 marks a return of this special event after 4 whole years. The previous European Millionaire Maker draw was held on February 23rd, 2018. This was the second time that the EuroMillions officials hosted this special event. The first one was hosted on October 28th, 2016. Each of the two previous events produced 25 lucky millionaires.
In the first European Millionaire Maker draw held in 2016, 8 of the winners were from France, each cashing in €1 million. There were also 4 winners from Belgium and four from Spain, each of them pocketing €1 million. The next winning countries in line are Luxembourg and the UK, with three winners each. Then comes Portugal, with two winners and last, but not least, Switzerland with one raffle winner.
In the second European Millionaire Maker draw held in 2018, Spain was by far the luckiest country with 7 winners in total. 4 of the winners came from Belgium and 5 from the UK. Portugal and France had 3 winners each, which Ireland and Switzerland only 1.
Will you be one of 100 lucky European Millionaire Maker winners of the draw on January 21st? There is only one way to try your luck: by getting a EuroMillions ticket for that draw! Fingers crossed!