EUROMILLIONS BEING TAKEN TO THE NEXT LEVEL THIS MONTH
After the major changes made to the UK Lotto last year, it’s the turn of the EuroMillions lottery to be revamped and ‘taken to the next level.’ It’s envisaged that the changes will result in the twice-weekly EuroMillions draw creating double the number of UK millionaires.
The changes will see the cost of playing the game in the UK rise a little. Higher jackpots are on the way though as from the 27 September draw there’ll be 12 Lucky Stars rather than the current 11. No changes to the main numbers range which remains at 1-50.
The additional Lucky Star will increase the odds of landing the EuroMillions jackpot from one in 117m to one in 140m. There’s still a 1 in 13 chance of winning a prize in the draw.
Changing how a lottery is played is a common way of boosting the size of jackpots. That’s what happened in the USA when the Powerball lottery underwent changes leading to that massive $1.6bn Powerball jackpot earlier this year shared by three tickets including John and Lisa Robinson from Tennessee, USA.
The changes to the EuroMillions draw will see a minimum jackpot of £14m and Camelot believe there may be twice as many £50m jackpots as in the past. Recently the Davies family from Wales won a £61m EuroMillions jackpot. An even larger £67m EuroMillions jackpot was won by a ticket sold in Spain.
The EuroMillions jackpots could get even higher with plans for promotional draws offering players the chance to win £100m. Also planned are ‘must-be-won’ European Millionaire Maker events with one set for the end of October. That draw is scheduled to create 25 millionaires in one night.
Camelot consumer and retail director Sally Cowdry said: “Euromillions has always captured the UK public’s imagination with its exhilarating jackpots and numerous multimillion-pound winners – boosting returns to Good Causes in the process.
UK players will have even more chances to become millionaires thanks to the EuroMillions draw with at least two being created in every draw via the UK Millionaire Maker part of the draw. That’s 208 millionaires a year thanks to the twice-weekly EuroMillions draw, so from September 27 you’ll have even more reasons to play the game, just like the couple from Wales who won a £1m EuroMillions prize.
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