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If you thought you knew everything there was to know about EuroMillions, think again! Check out the facts below and then you truly will.
  • Euromillions was launched on 7th February 2004, and its first draw was held on Friday 13th February.
  • In 2011 an additional weekly draw was introduced to the game. Draws now take place every Tuesday and Friday night, in Paris.
  • Players need to choose five numbers from 1 to 50 and two Lucky Stars from 1 to 11 to play EuroMillions.
  • There are 13 ways to win a prize. Match five numbers plus the two Lucky Stars to win the jackpot, or a combination of main numbers with or without the Lucky Stars to win lower tier prizes. The smallest monetary prize requires just two main numbers to ensure a win.
  • Every player who purchases a UK EuroMillions ticket is automatically entered into the UK Millionaire Raffle Draw.
  • Two UK ticket-holders become Millionaire Raffle lottery winners every week.
  • The odds of winning the EuroMillions jackpot are 1 in 116,531,800
  • 2013 started well, with a UK lottery jackpot winner on 1st January plus 25 Euromillions Millionaire Raffle winners.
  • EuroMillions biggest UK lottery jackpot win to date is £161m, and was won by husband and wife team Colin and Chris Weir in July 2011.
  • Other big UK winners include Adrian and Gillian Bayford, who won the jackpot worth £148m in August 2012.
  • EuroMillions tickets can be purchased via online lotto sites and in retail outlets.
  • You should play EuroMillions because the odds of winning a prize are approximately 1 in 13.The prizes, including the jackpot, are also tax-free.
  • The jackpot has the capacity to reach a whopping €190 million.
  • EuroMillions also holds Superdraws to give players extra opportunities to win life-changing lottery prizes. The next Superdraw is scheduled for Friday 22nd March with a €100 million jackpot up for grabs.
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