All About the Superdraw Jackpot
The jackpot for the EuroMillions Superdraw is worth at least €100 million. It will have the announced amount regardless of how big the previous jackpot gets. The first prize in regular EuroMillions draws starts out at €17 million and then it can get as high as €200 million, which is the game’s established cap as of February 2020. For Superdraws, jackpots are of at least €100 million, which is a significant boost.
If the Superdraw jackpot is not won, then the amount increases further in the following draws until it reaches the €200 million cap. After that, the first prize stays at the maximum amount for three more draws, at the most. If there is no jackpot winner on the fourth €200 million draw, then the entire amount is split between the winners of the following category.
Playing online has become increasingly popular as it offers a number of advantages over buying a ticket from a retailer. For example, once you purchase your entries online, they are then stored in your account and cannot be lost, stolen or damaged unlike paper tickets. Plus you will be notified if you win, so you don’t even need to check the results.
If you’d like to play online, visit the EuroMillions Online page to get started.
Another advantage of entering online is that National Lottery players can enter their lines on a continuous basis to ensure they never miss a draw. To set up a Direct Debit, follow these steps:
Fill out an online playslip
Select your numbers, how many lines you wish to play and whether you want to take part in the Tuesday draw, the Friday draw, or both.
Choose to play ‘continuously by Direct Debit’
Rather than selecting the option to enter for a set number of weeks.
Submit your bank sort code and account number
The Direct Debit will take about four weeks to begin and you will then be entered automatically into your chosen draws. You will get a different Millionaire Maker entry for each draw.
You can make changes to your personal details, the numbers you want to use or the draws you wish to enter at any time by going to your account.
How Do You Play EuroMillions Raffles?
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If you want to play a EuroMillions raffle, you have to buy a ticket in the country organizing the raffle you want to enter. When you play EuroMillions online, you have access to several versions of the game and, as such, to several raffles.
How is this possible? When you buy your EuroMillions tickets with theLotter, the world-leading lottery messenger service, the purchase is made online, but the physical tickets are bought from authorized lottery retailers in the EuroMillions countries. Depending on the country where the tickets are purchased, they are eligible for a EuroMillions raffle.
The EuroMillions app is easy to use on your Android smartphone or tablet. Here’s how some of the main features work:
How to Install the EuroMillions Android App
The Android app is available to download for free from the Google Play Store. Follow the instructions below to install and set up the app.
- Visit the Google Play Store and select the ‘Install’ button to download it to your device.
- To open the app, select it from your device’s home screen or app menu.
- Select which lotteries you would like to appear and the order you want them to be displayed on the app’s home screen.
- Choose whether to have notifications enabled or not. You can get alerts for the latest results, big jackpots and announcements about special events.
You can update your settings or notification preferences at any time in future if you change your mind.
How to Scan Your Ticket
The Ticket Scanner is one of the app’s most useful features. As long as you have your EuroMillions entry to hand, you can use it to check whether you are a winner by following these steps.
- Select ‘Scan Your Ticket’ from the menu.
- Allow the app access to take pictures and record video. You won’t be able to scan your ticket without granting this permission.
- Point your camera at the QR code on your ticket. This is the black and white square underneath your numbers.
The scanner will quickly tell you whether you are a winner. If it can’t read the QR code straight away, try to hold your device as steady as possible or reposition it so that it can focus on the image properly.
How to Use the Checker
The Checker allows you to validate your numbers in different ways so that you can find out if you are a winner. As well as scanning your ticket, you can select ‘Quick Check’ or Add Ticket’ once you have got to the main Checker screen from the menu.
Quick Check — Select your five main numbers and two Lucky Stars from the number grids. Reset if you need to start again or tap on a number again to deselect it. Hit ‘Check Numbers’ when you are ready. The app will bring up a list of recent results and highlight numbers that you have matched, showing the value of any prizes you have won.
Add Ticket — Select your numbers from the grids of main balls and Lucky Stars. Choose whether you want to check those numbers in Tuesday or Friday draws. Tap ‘Save Ticket’ when you are finished. The app will show you whether those numbers have won a prize in the most recent draw, while you can carry out a ‘Full Check’ to look at the results for all recent draws. Select ‘only show winning results’ to only see the draws in which you have won prizes.
With these numbers now saved on the app, the Checker will be able to tell you straight away in future whether you are a winner, without you having to enter your selections again. To modify or delete any tickets that you have saved, tap on ‘Edit Ticket’. You can then select one of the tickets you have saved to make your changes.
When Do Ticket Sales Close?
However you’ve chosen to take part in EuroMillions, you can find out the cutoff times for entering in the table below:
|Day||Retail Ticket||Online Ticket||Online Syndicate|
|Monday||Dependent on individual retailer opening hours||11.00pm||Available all day|
|Wednesday||Dependent on individual retailer opening hours||11.00pm||Available all day|
|Thursday||Dependent on individual retailer opening hours||11.00pm||Available all day|
|Saturday||Dependent on individual retailer opening hours||11.00pm||Available all day|
|Sunday||Dependent on individual retailer opening hours||11.00pm||Available all day|
|When ticket sales close at 7.30pm, they will reopen at 9pm the same evening for the next draw.|
How to Win
There are 13 ways to win in the main draw, with larger prizes awarded for successfully matching more numbers. The overall odds of receiving any prize are 1 in 13.
|5 numbers + 2 Lucky Stars||Jackpot€17 million to €200 million|
|5 numbers + 1 Lucky Star||£300,811.96|
|4 numbers + 2 Lucky Stars||£2,768.14|
|4 numbers + 1 Lucky Star||£130.20|
|3 numbers + 2 Lucky Stars||£53.35|
|2 numbers + 2 Lucky Stars||£13.24|
|3 numbers + 1 Lucky Star||£9.75|
|1 number + 2 Lucky Stars||£7.03|
|2 numbers + 1 Lucky Star||£5.32|
*For Match 5 + 2, the range of available prize amounts is shown. For all other prize tiers, the average amount is shown. Averages have been calculated using data from draws since 10/05/2011.
The chances of winning the jackpot are 1 in 139,838,160. Visit the EuroMillions Odds page to see your chances of winning in each different prize tier.
Millionaire Maker & HotPicks
UK ticket holders also have an additional chance to win £1 million thanks to the Millionaire Maker. Millionaire Maker is a supplementary game which is automatically included when you enter EuroMillions. You receive one code for every combination of EuroMillions numbers you play and it is all included in the cost of a ticket, so you do not need to do anything extra. A winning Millionaire Maker code is drawn alongside each main EuroMillions draw and if the code on your ticket matches the winning code exactly, you win. Special draws also take place from time to time which guarantee multiple winners.
EuroMillions HotPicks is a separate game, so it can be played on its own. Unlike Millionaire Maker, you need to opt in to play the game, which costs £1.50 per entry. HotPicks uses the five main numbers from the EuroMillions draw, and players can decide how many of the numbers they want to try and match. For example, you can choose to try and match just one number to win £10 or you can attempt to match all five for £1 million. The cost of entry is the same regardless of how many numbers you try and match. See the EuroMillions HotPicks page to learn more.