What are the odds of winning The EuroMillions?
True odds of winning the Euro Millions Jackpot written by: Braby2014 EuroMillions recently celebrated its tenth anniversary, and has come a long way in the last decade. The lottery was originally played by individuals in France, Spain, and the United Kingdom, but several other European countries have since joined, which has lead to an increase in the cash jackpot. Lottery draws are held every Tuesday and Friday in Paris at 20.45 Central European Time.
What are the odds of winning the euro millions?
The EuroMillions costs £2 to play per line, and involves a series of numbers being drawn. Lucky stars are also drawn, allowing you to boost your prize winnings if you match the main numbers in addition to these lucky stars.
The odds of getting 2 numbers and 1 lucky star are 1 in 23, with expected winnings of £2.70. To match 2 numbers and 1 lucky star, the odds are 1 in 46 (with an expected win of £5.40). The odds of getting 1 number and 2 lucky stars are 1 in 156, which would secure a ticket-holder £6.90. The odds of getting 3 main numbers are 1 in 327, with expected winnings of £8.20, while the odds of getting 3 main numbers and 1 lucky star are 1 in 654, with expected winnings of £9.80. The odds of getting 2 main numbers and 2 lucky stars are 1 in 821, securing the ticket-holder £12.80. To match three main numbers and 2 lucky stars would land you expected winnings of £40.10, and the odds of achieving this are 1 in 11,771.
Matching 4 main numbers would net you £68.60, and the odds of securing this are 1 in 14,387. To secure a prize of £137,20, you will need to match 4 main numbers and 1 lucky star, with odds of 1 in 28,773. The odds of matching four main numbers and 2 lucky stars on the EuroMillions are 1 in 517,919, and you would win £2,834 if you matched these numbers. The third biggest prize is to match five main numbers, which could net you £35,304. The odds of doing this are 1 in 3,236,994. The odds of matching five main numbers and 1 lucky star are 1 in 6,473,989, with a cash payout of £211,824. The odds of winning the EuroMillions jackpot are 1 in 116,531,800.
How does this compare to other lotteries?
The odds of winning any cash at all are 1 in 13. This is significantly more than the UK Lotto draw, where the odds of winning any cash at all are 1 in 54. The odds of winning any cash at all on the Health Lottery are 1 in 108. The odds of wining any cash at all on the Thunderball are 1 in 13, the same as the EuroMillions.
What is the booster fund?
The EuroMillions booster fund is used to boost the initial cash jackpot, leading to a series of growing cash jackpots. EuroMillions numbers are announced on BBC One following the 10 o’Clock News on Tuesday and Friday evenings, although the actual draws are not televised on British television. You can however watch the full draws on the Lotto website. It is estimated that around 3.5 million tickets are purchased for the EuroMillions draw on a Tuesday, while 9.2 million tickets are purchased for the EuroMillions draw on a Friday.
How much money is given to charity?
In the UK, the total amount of money that is given to charity after the sale of each EuroMillions ticket is 28%. 50% of each ticket goes towards the cash prizes, while 12% is given to the government for lottery duty. 4.5% is allocated for running costs of the lottery, while 0.5% is given to Camelot. 5% in commission is provided to retailers.