This Friday will see EuroMillions fans treated to their first glimpse of the brand new European Millionaire Maker raffle. The game, which is included in the price of a EuroMillions playslip, will be played by ticket holders from all nine participating countries and is guaranteed to create 25 millionaires.
The new game, which was announced in September as part of a number of changes to EuroMillions, is known as European Millionaire Maker in the UK, EuroMillions Raffle Draw in Ireland, Pluies de Millionnaires in France and a host of different names across the continent. The format will be more familiar to players from the UK and France as it works in the same way as UK Millionaire Maker and My Million, however, players from the seven other participating nations may be less well acquainted with the process.
Every player who purchases a ticket for Friday’s draw will receive a unique European Millionaire Maker code alongside every line they play. Following the conclusion of the EuroMillions draw, the 25 winning codes will be randomly selected, banking their owners €1million/£1million. Every player’s code is entered into the draw, regardless of whether or not they have won a prize in the main game.
The codes generated will consist of four letters and five numbers, with every nation’s codes beginning with a different letter. Each code has an equal chance of being drawn, so it is vital that players check their tickets following the end of the event. However, it is worth noting that the odds of winning vary and are dependent on how many tickets are bought in advance of the draw. It also means that the more lines a ticket holder plays, the more chances they will have of winning one of the prizes on offer in the raffle.
As the European Millionaire Maker prepares to make its debut, excitement surrounding EuroMillions is already sky-high following a second jackpot win in the space of two weeks. Tuesday’s draw resulted in a Belgian player making it back-to-back victories for one of EuroMillions’ smallest nations by scooping a jackpot of €50.1 million after matching the numbers 3, 15, 20, 21, 28 and the Lucky Stars 1 and 5.
If you would like to be in with a chance of becoming one of the first players to taste success thanks to European Millionaire Maker, what are you waiting for? Tickets can be purchased online or from any authorised retailer in participating countries. There is also the matter of a £15 million (€17 million) jackpot waiting to be won in the main draw. Good luck!