EuroMillions results history and lottery draw prize breakdown explained
- 9 Dec 2020, 16:22
- Updated : 9 Dec 2020, 16:29
WINNING the EuroMillions jackpot sees normal people become multi-millionaires overnight.
Lottery.co.uk says the odds of picking the five correct main numbers and the two lucky stars is 1 in 139,838,160 – here are the people who managed it.
Lottery draw history and prize breakdown
EuroMillions was launched on February 7, 2004, by lotteries in France, Spain and the UK – with the first draw being held in Paris six days later.
In October of that year, Austria, Belgium, Ireland, Luxembourg, Portugal and Switzerland joined.
Draws are held every Tuesday and Friday evening, with them all taking place in Paris at 8.45pm local time – 7.45pm in the UK.
You will choose five main numbers and then two lucky stars (numbers), with prizes ranging from around £2.50 up to the jackpot.
The prize values vary depending on ticket sales and the number of winners in each prize tier.
The expected prize breakdown as of April 30 is:
- 2 main numbers = £2.50
- 2 main numbers and one lucky star = £3.60
- 1 main number and two lucky stars = £4.30
- 3 main numbers = £6.00
- 3 main numbers and one lucky star = £7.30
- 2 main numbers and two lucky stars = £9.10
- 4 main numbers = £25.60
- 3 main numbers and two lucky stars = £37.30
- 4 main numbers and one lucky star = £77.80
- 4 main numbers and two lucky stars = £844.70
- 5 main numbers = £13,561.20
- 5 main numbers and one lucky star = £130,554.30
- 5 main numbers and two lucky stars = Jackpot!
Players are given 180 days to make claims on prizes but if nobody hands over the lucky ticket then the cash will be handed to good causes.
In September 2020, a single person who bought a ticket in South Ayrshire just managed to claim their £58m winnings before the deadline expired – after their numbers were called in March.
The last winner came from the UK on October 27, 2020, meaning the jackpot was reset.
The punter scooped a £79million jackpot and has decided to remain anonymous.
Here is what the jackpot was set at and the winning numbers (main ball numbers; lucky stars)
- Tuesday, October 27 – £79,315,197; 13-15-28-32-44; 03-12
- Friday, October 23 – £70,979,568; 10-15-19-21-23; 03-12
- Tuesday, October 20 – £59,778,232; 05-06-15-37-42; 03-04
- Friday, October 16 – £49,383,832; 15-33-40-50; 03-06
What is the biggest jackpot in the history of EuroMillions?
The biggest ever jackpot to be won is €190million, which has been won by four different people – including two from Great Britain.
The Bayford couple – Great Britain
Adrian and Gillian Bayford scooped the €190m (£148.7m) jackpot on August 10, 2012.
Adrian, 41 and 40-year-old Gillian from Haverhill in Suffolk became instant multi-millionaires, but their winnings was only the second highest in Britain thanks to the conversion rate.
The Weir couple in Scotland scooped €185m a year before, turning into £161.6m.
Since their win, the Bayfords have divorced over the “stress” of the win, but as of 2019, Adrian had moved to a £1.2m farmhouse in Perthshire to be close to his ex-wife and two children, Aimee and Cameron.
The winning ball numbers were 11-17-21-48-50 and the lucky stars were 9-10.
The Portuguese winner of the €190 million (£149.8m) jackpot bought the ticket in Castelo Branco, near to the Spanish border.
The lucky numbers were drawn on October 24, 2014 – but they chose to stay anonymous.
Their winning ball numbers were 3-9-20-30-42 and the lucky stars were 1-6.
Someone from Las Palmas in Gran Canaria became the third winner of the enormous €190million (£170.8m) jackpot.
Aside from the British winners, the identities of foreign EuroMillions winners are largely unknown.
But with the destination a tourist hotspot, it is unknown whether the winner is a local resident or holidaymaker.
Their winning ball numbers were 1-9-15-19-25 and the lucky stars were 1-7.EuroMillions results history and lottery draw prize breakdown explained 9 Dec 2020, 16:22 Updated : 9 Dec 2020, 16:29 WINNING the EuroMillions jackpot sees normal people become
All you need to know about EuroMillions
Out of this world jackpots
There’s big and there’s EuroMillions big! This is the game with jackpots so enormous you can probably see them from space. Truly mind-boggling, these are the kind of prizes that can have you living the dream.
So how do you play?
Pick 5 numbers from 1-50 and 2 Lucky Stars from 1-12. Or try a Lucky Dip ® for randomly selected numbers.
Choose to play on a Tuesday or Friday – or both, then the number of weeks you’d like to play.
You can play up to 7 lines of numbers and buy up to 10 play slips at a time.
You’re good to go!
You can buy EuroMillions tickets online every day from 6am until 11pm. But remember, to play on a draw day, you’ll need to buy your ticket before 7.30pm.
Good to know.
Play every Tuesday and Friday. But remember, if playing on a draw day, you’ll need to buy your ticket before 7.30pm.
Another chance to win
For every EuroMillions ticket you buy, you are also automatically entered into the UK Millionaire Maker game with a guaranteed £1 M Million UK winner in every draw.
Look out for massive EuroMillions events. There could be a Super Jackpot or more £1 M Million prizes.
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‡ Estimated prizes reviewed on 30th April 2020. Actual prizes will vary each draw, depending on currency exchange rates, how many tickets are sold and how many entries match the same numbers. If there are more winners than expected in a prize category, the prize for that category may be less than the estimated prize and/or less than the prize in a lower prize category.
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All results are published here on the website every Tuesday and Friday from around 9.30pm.
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Watch all EuroMillions draws on our website or YouTube channel at 8.45pm every Tuesday and Friday.
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