EuroMillions Rule Changes on September 24th 2016

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Rule changes for the EuroMillions pan-European lottery took place with effect from 24th September 2016. These EuroMillions rule changes make the Euro Millions lottery an even bigger, better and more exciting game to play.

The first EuroMillions draw to occur with these changes in force is on Tuesday 27th September 2016 and all EuroMillions players can look forward to some great enhancements that make Euro Millions an even greater game to play.

The first change to be aware of when you play EuroMillions is the very slight alteration to the game's matrix. The number of Lucky Stars has been increased from 11 to 12 which means that you will now need to select your Lucky Star numbers out of a number range of 1 to 12.

There is no change to range of main Euro Millions numbers which is 1 to 50.

What this means is that even bigger jackpots will be created as a result of the EuroMillions rule changes and it is anticipated that twice as many EuroMillions jackpots of €57 Million+ / £50 Million+ will be produced over the forthcoming year.

Another of the EuroMillions rule changes allows the jackpot cap of an incredible €190 Million to remain at that level for up to 5 draws. This means that should the EuroMillions jackpot reach its €190 Million cap and there be no winners - it can still rollover up to a maximum of 4 times before the jackpot will roll down and be distributed amongst all Euro Millions prize winners on the next winning level.

The addition of this one extra number in the EuroMillions Lucky Star number range also means that the odds throughout the EuroMillions prize categories will now also change slightly although the overall odds of winning a EuroMillions prize remains the same at 1 in 13.

EuroMillions odds of winning with both the previous matrix and the new matrix as a result of the EuroMillions rule changes with effect from the draw on 27th September 2016 can be seen below...

Prize Tier                            Previous Odds       Odds from 27/09/16

Match 5+2 (Jackpot)            1 in 116,531,800       1 in 139,838,160

Match 5+1 Lucky Star          1 in 6,473,989           1 in 6,991,908

Match 5                                1 in 3,236,995           1 in 3,107,515

Match 4+2 Lucky Stars        1 in 517,920              1 in 621,503

Match 4+1 Lucky Star          1 in 28,774                1 in 31,076

Match 3+2 Lucky Stars        1 in 11,771                1 in 14,126

Match 4                                1 in 14,387                1 in 13,812

Match 2+2 Lucky Stars        1 in 882                     1 in 986

Match 3+1 Lucky Star          1 in 654                     1 in 707

Match 3                                1 in 327                     1 in 314

Match 1+2 Lucky Stars        1 in 157                     1 in 188

Match 2+1 Lucky Star          1 in 46                       1 in 50

Match 2                                1 in 23                       1 in 22

Overall odds                         1 in 13                       1 in 13    

Another exciting development to the Euro Millions that will occur due to these game changes is the size of the EuroMillions Superdraw. The Superdraw has in the past generally offered a starting jackpot of approximately €100 Million / £87 Million. This is now being increased to €130 Million / £112 Million beginning with the very latest EuroMillions Superdraw on Friday 30th September 2016.

In addition to bigger Superdraws - the EuroMillions starting jackpot is being increased in every single draw on both Tuesdays and Fridays from €15 Million / £12 Million to €17 Million / £14 Million making the game even more attractive.

Other benefits that will be on offer as a result of these EuroMillions rule changes are applicable to particular countries that participate in the EuroMillions draw...

UK -

There will now be an extra UK Millionaire Maker draw for all UK National Lottery players in each EuroMillions draw both on a Tuesday and a Friday.

In the last week of every month - what used to be Mega Friday with multiple extra millionaires created will now become Mega Week with multiple millionaires being produced on both Tuesdays and Fridays who all of whom will also win exclusive lifestyle experiences.

There will also be a UK Monthly Bonus draw introduced by the UK National Lottery as part of the EuroMillions rule changes.

Spain -

A brand new Friday night EuroMillions raffle will be introduced called The Million. All Spanish lottery players will be able to play for an extra prize of €1 Million with EuroMillions tickets for both the Tuesday and Friday draws being entered into The Million raffle.

Ireland -

Irish lottery players who play EuroMillions will have a new Ireland Only Raffle to play for. An Ireland Only Raffle number will be generated for every EuroMillions line played. This guarantees that 10 players will win a prize of €5,000 in every draw.

Belgium -

In every special EuroMillions Millionaire draw there will always be 1 guaranteed winner of €1 Million providing that no ticket holder from Belgium has actually won the raffle itself.

Loterie Nationale guarantee that 600 tickets will win €500 every week.

Switzerland -

Switzerland Lottery players of Swisslotto and Loterie Romande will have their 5 main Euro Millions numbers entered into a 2nd chance draw to win prizes of up to CHF 150,000.

France -

Française des Jeux will continue to offer France Lottery players the chance to win €1 Million in every draw on Tuesdays and Fridays with its My Million raffle.

EuroMillions Rule Changes Summary

  • 1 extra Lucky Star number to choose from
  • Bigger starting jackpot
  • Bigger jackpots, more often
  • Bigger EuroMilions Superdraw jackpot
  • Jackpot cap can remain at €190 Million for up to 5 draws
  • No change to Euro Million numbers main matrix
  • Overall winning EuroMillions odds remain the same at 1 in 13
  • Extra UK Millionaire maker draw each week
  • Mega Friday becomes Mega Week
  • Extra UK Monthly Bonus draw
  • The Million EuroMillions raffle introduced in Spain
  • Ireland Only Raffle introduced to EuroMillions Ireland
  • 600 x €500 guaranteed winning tickets introduced in Belgium
  • 2nd Chance draw introduced by EuroMillions Switzerland
  • My Million EuroMillions raffle continued by EuroMillions France

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