Previously known as the Millionaire Raffle, Millionaire Maker is a supplementary game open to UK EuroMillions players and takes place on Tuesday and Friday evenings immediately after the main draw. A special raffle code is printed on every EuroMillions ticket purchased in the UK, and one winning code is then drawn randomly on the night. The ticket holder who can match the exact winning code receives £1 million.
Odds of Winning
The odds of winning Millionaire Maker are based purely on the number of tickets sold and will vary from draw to draw. Here are the approximate odds for winning a jackpot, based on estimated ticket sales and the day of the draw:
|Day of Draw||Type of Draw||Estimated Odds of Winning Millionaire Maker|
|Tuesday||Base (no rollover)||1 in 3,800,000|
|Tuesday||4x rollover draw||1 in 4,600,000|
|Friday||Base (no rollover)||1 in 5,900,000|
|Friday||4x rollover draw||1 in 6,400,000|
More ticket holders tend to play Friday’s draw compared to Tuesday’s, which explains the longer odds on those days.
Mega Friday and Mega Week
EuroMillions players in the UK have also been given regular opportunities to win non-cash prizes since 2014, though exciting Mega Friday and Mega Week promotions. Mega Week can allow even more winning Millionaire Maker codes to be drawn compared to the usual two per week. Each winner also receives an extra prize, such as a luxury holiday, in addition to £1 million. Mega Friday had previously been held every month, but was replaced by Mega Week in September 2016 to give players the chance to win these prizes on a Tuesday as well as a Friday.
Millionaire Maker was launched on Friday 13th November 2009 as a way to give UK EuroMillions players another shot at winning a big prize. Initially, there was just one winning Millionaire Maker code in each draw, apart from a few special occasions when multiple players would win £1 million, but this was doubled in September 2016 to guarantee that two participants would become millionaires in each draw.
The number of Millionaire Maker winners in each draw then reverted back to one in January 2019 as part of wider changes made to EuroMillions by Camelot.
European Millionaire Maker
European Millionaire Maker is a raffle played by all participating countries. It takes place a couple of times a year and guarantees that there will be multiple winners across the continent. The game is played in the same was as Millionaire Maker in the UK. Players are given a unique raffle code for every EuroMillions line they enter, before a pre-determined number of codes are drawn at random and all the participants with matching tickets become millionaires. The first European Millionaire Maker was scheduled for October 2016.
The first letter of the code corresponds to the country where the ticket was purchased:
|Country||Starting Letter of Raffle Code|
|Austria||A, O W or N|
|Switzerland||R or S|
|United Kingdom||H, J, M, T, V, X or Z|
When the European Millionaire Maker takes place, UK players will still just have code printed on their ticket alongside each line of EuroMillions numbers. This code will be entered into both draws, so it is possible to win both the UK Millionaire Maker and the European Millionaire Maker.
It’s also entirely possible to match the winning Millionaire Maker code in addition to winning a prize in the main EuroMillions draw.