Play EuroMillions Game Procedures

EuroMillions and Millionaire Raffle Games Procedures

Edition 9a effective 8th June 2014

When you play EuroMillions and Millionaire Raffle at Retailers in the UK and Isle of Man, these Game Procedures (the "Procedures") and the Rules for Draw-Based Games Played at Retailers (the "Rules") (subject to Section (D) below) apply.

If you are playing EuroMillions and Millionaire Raffle online, the EuroMillions and Millionaire Raffle Online Games Procedures, together with the Rules for Draw-Based Games Played Online and the Account Terms apply.

You can view all National Lottery Rules and Procedures at National Lottery Retailers (except for games played online) or on The National Lottery website at national-lottery.co.uk. You can also ask for copies by calling the National Lottery Line on 0845 9 100 000 or by writing to The National Lottery, PO Box 251, Watford WD18 9BR.

All words and phrases in these Procedures that begin with a capital letter and have specific meaning are explained below or in Section (E).

(A) Introduction

The Games are played together in the UK and Isle of Man - entry into Millionaire Raffle is automatic when you play EuroMillions. EuroMillions costs £1.50 to play and Millionaire Raffle costs 50 pence to play. However, as they cannot be played separately, the total cost of playing is £2.00. Camelot can withdraw the Millionaire Raffle game at any time by giving Players at least four weeks' notice.

Draws for both Games take place on Tuesdays and Fridays, unless there are exceptional circumstances.

(B) EuroMillions

EuroMillions is a separate game in each participating country, but prizes are pooled and shared between all winning players using the results of a shared EuroMillions Draw. This is explained in more detail below.

The odds of winning any Prize are approximately 1 in 13.

On average, 50% of EuroMillions sales will be available to be paid out in prizes.

The value of your Prize will depend on the number of tickets sold, the number of entries that match the same numbers as you, and currency exchange rates - more detail is given on this below. All Prizes will be rounded down to the nearest 10p.

  • 1. Winning EuroMillions

    If your EuroMillions Entry matches any of the Prize Categories in the table below, you will win a Prize in the highest relevant Prize Category, providing the requirements of the Rules and these Procedures are met.

    Prize Categories Approximate Odds of Winning Estimated Prize Proportion of Common Prize Fund allocated to Prize Category
    Jackpot Category (Match 5 + 2 Lucky Stars) = all Select 5 Numbers match the Main Numbers and Select 2 Numbers match the Lucky Star Numbers 1:116,531,800 Jackpot 32% (plus any rollover money from previous weeks and/or extra money from Reserve Fund, subject to the Jackpot cap, explained below)
    Match 5 + 1 Lucky Star = all Select 5 Numbers match the Main Numbers and one Select 2 Number 1:6,473,989 £211,823.60 4.8%*
    Match 5 = all Select 5 Numbers match the Main Numbers 1:3,236,995 £35,303.90 1.6%*
    Match 4 + 2 Lucky Stars = four Select 5 Numbers match the Main Numbers and Select 2 Numbers match the Lucky Star Numbers 1:517,920 £2,824.30 0.8%*
    Match 4 + 1 Lucky Star = four Select 5 Numbers match the Main Numbers and one Select 2 Number matches the Lucky Star Numbers 1:28,774 £137.20 0.7%*
    Match 4 = four Select 5 Numbers match the Main Numbers 1:14,387 £68.60 0.7%*
    Match 3 + 2 Lucky Stars = three Select 5 Numbers match the Main Numbers and Select 2 Numbers match the Lucky Star Numbers 1:11,771 £40.10 0.5%*
    Match 2 + 2 Lucky Stars = two Select 5 Numbers match the Main Numbers and Select 2 Numbers match the Lucky Star Numbers 1:822 £12.80 2.3%*
    Match 3 + 1 Lucky Star = three Select 5 Numbers match the Main Numbers and one Select 2 Number matches the Lucky Star Numbers 1:654 £9.80 2.2%*
    Match 3 = three Select 5 Numbers match the Main Numbers 1:327 £8.20 3.7%*
    Match 1 + 2 Lucky Stars = one Select 5 Number matches the Main Numbers and Select 2 Numbers match the Lucky Star Numbers 1:157 £6.90 6.5%*
    Match 2 + 1 Lucky Star = two Select 5 Numbers match the Main Numbers and one Select 2 Number matches the Lucky Star Numbers 1:46 £5.40 17.6%*
    Match 2 = two Select 5 Numbers match the Main Numbers 1:23 £2.70 18%*

    *plus any money rolled down from higher Prize Categories - further information is set out below.

    Camelot is not liable in any circumstances, and will not pay a prize, to a player who bought an entry into EuroMillions from outside the UK or Isle of Man. Likewise, if you buy your Ticket from the UK or Isle of Man and win a Prize, you can only claim it from Camelot.

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  • 2. Calculating EuroMillions Prizes

    If there are more winners than expected in a Prize Category for any EuroMillions Draw, the Prize for that Prize Category might be lower than the Prize for a lower Prize Category.

    If there are no winners in a Prize Category (except the Jackpot Category), the prize money allocated to that Prize Category will be added to the next lower Prize Category where there is at least one winner. If there are no winners in any Prize Category in a EuroMillions Draw, the money will be added to the Jackpot Prize Fund (explained below) for the next EuroMillions Draw.

    The Camelot Prize Fund and Common Prize Fund

    Camelot will calculate 50% of the price paid for a EuroMillions Entry and this will be the Camelot prize fund ('Camelot Prize Fund').

    Camelot and the EuroMillions Partners currently allocate one Euro per EuroMillions entry into a shared prize fund ('Common Prize Fund'). As sales in the UK and Isle of Man are in pounds sterling, Camelot uses the exchange rate confirmed by its bankers on the date of the relevant EuroMillions Draw to calculate its contribution.

    The Common Prize Fund is allocated to each Prize Category in the proportions set out in the 'Winning EuroMillions' table above. Once the allocation has been made, the Euro prize amounts relating to the number of winners in the UK and Isle of Man are payable to Camelot, and are converted into pounds sterling using the same exchange rate mentioned above.

    The difference between the Camelot Prize Fund and Camelot's contribution to the Common Prize Fund is then dealt with in the following way:

    • a) if the Camelot Prize Fund is greater than the sterling value of its contribution to the Common Prize Fund (using the same exchange rate mentioned above), the excess is added to the funds available to pay UK and Isle of Man Prizes in each Prize Category, excluding the Jackpot Category. The excess is shared in the same proportion which the amount of Prizes payable in one Prize Category has to the total amount of Prizes payable across all Prize Categories (excluding the Jackpot Category); and
    • b) if the Camelot Prize Fund is less than the sterling value of its contribution to the Common Prize Fund (using the same exchange rate mentioned above), the shortfall is deducted from the funds available to pay UK and Isle of Man Prizes in each Prize Category (excluding the Jackpot Category). The shortfall is shared in the same proportion which the amount of Prizes payable in one Prize Category has to the total amount of Prizes payable across all Prize Categories (excluding the Jackpot Category).

    The effect of the above is that where Players pay more than the pound sterling equivalent of two Euros (€2) for their EuroMillions Entry, the excess mentioned in a) above is kept for distribution amongst UK and Isle of Man winners. This means Prizes in all Prize Categories (except the Jackpot Prize Category) are increased. Where Players pay less, Prizes in all Prize Categories (except the Jackpot Category) are reduced. The overall contribution by Camelot is therefore maintained at 50% of the cost of a EuroMillions Entry.

    Reserve Fund

    For each EuroMillions Draw, 8.6% of the Common Prize Fund will be added to a fund known as the EuroMillions Reserve Fund. The EuroMillions Reserve Fund is shared by Camelot and the EuroMillions Partners and can be used to increase the value of the Jackpot in any EuroMillions Draw.

    Jackpot Prize Fund and EuroMillions Super Draws

    Camelot and the EuroMillions Partners may decide to make any EuroMillions Draw a 'Super Draw'. There are two types of Super Draw - both have a guaranteed minimum Jackpot, but the difference between them is what happens to the Jackpot if no one wins it.

    The table below sets out the different types of EuroMillions Draws and the Jackpot amount available for each ('Jackpot Prize Fund'), and also explains what happens to the Jackpot if it is not won.

    Type of EuroMillions Draw Jackpot Prize Fund* What happens to the Jackpot Prize Fund if there are no winners in the Jackpot Prize Category?
    EuroMillions Draw 32% of the Common Prize Fund plus any jackpots rolled over from previous weeks and/or extra monies allocated from the Reserve Fund It is rolled over and added to the Jackpot Prize Fund for the next EuroMillions Draw (and if relevant, to the EuroMillions Draw after that)*
    Super Draw One - EuroMillions Super Minimum Jackpot Guarantee Draw (SMJG) A guaranteed minimum amount It is rolled over and added to the Jackpot Prize Fund for the next EuroMillions Draw (and if relevant, to the EuroMillions Draw after that)*
    Super Draw Two - EuroMillions Event Draw A guaranteed minimum amount It rolls down to the next Prize Category, in the same EuroMillions Draw, where there is at least one winner

    *subject to the Jackpot cap (see below).

    The Jackpot Prize Fund is shared equally between all EuroMillions winners (across all EuroMillions countries) in the Jackpot Category. Any Jackpot Prize payable to a winner in the UK and Isle of Man will be converted from Euros to pounds sterling (using the exchange rate confirmed by Camelot's bankers on the relevant EuroMillions Draw date) and is, therefore, subject to currency fluctuations.

    Jackpot cap until the Change Date

    At the time of printing these Procedures, the EuroMillions Jackpot is not allowed to exceed €190 million (one hundred and ninety million Euros). If the Jackpot for any EuroMillions Draw reaches this cap, the Jackpot will stay at this amount. Any prize money that would have increased the Jackpot above €190million will roll down to the next Prize Category in that EuroMillions Draw where there is at least one winner, thereby increasing prizes in that lower Prize Category. For example if, but for the cap, the Jackpot would be €195 million, the Jackpot will remain at €190 million for that EuroMillions Draw and €5 million will roll down to the next Prize Category where there is at least one winner.

    The EuroMillions Jackpot will stay at the level of the cap until it is won in a EuroMillions Draw. Once the €190 million Jackpot has been won, the Jackpot cap will increase by €5 million. This will happen each time a Jackpot cap is reached.

    From the Change Date, the way the Jackpot cap works will change - see below.

    Jackpot cap from the Change Date

    From the Change Date, the Jackpot cap for all EuroMillions Draws will be fixed at the amount reached just before the Change Date. This means it will no longer increase in the way described above.

    If the Jackpot has reached the cap in the last EuroMillions Draw before the Change Date, one of the following will happen (depending on whether the Jackpot is won):

    • a) if the Jackpot is won in that EuroMillions Draw, the cap will increase by €5 million and the Jackpot cap from the Change Date will be fixed at that amount; or
    • b) if the Jackpot is not won in that EuroMillions Draw, the Jackpot cap from the Change Date will not increase.

    If the Jackpot for any EuroMillions Draw reaches the cap on or after the Change Date, the Jackpot will stay at that amount. Any prize money that would have increased the Jackpot above the level of the Jackpot cap will roll down to the next Prize Category in that EuroMillions Draw where there is at least one winner, thereby increasing prizes in that lower Prize Category. Once the Jackpot has reached the cap on or after the Change Date, it can only roll once before it must be won. This means that if the Jackpot is not won on the first EuroMillions Draw when the cap is reached (including the Change Date if relevant), it will stay at the level of the cap for the next EuroMillions Draw. If the Jackpot is not won in that next EuroMillions Draw, the Jackpot Prize Fund will roll down to the next Prize Category where there is at least one winner. If the Jackpot has reached the cap in the EuroMillions Draw immediately before the Change Date and it is not won, the EuroMillions Draw on the Change Date will be considered the 'first time' in which the cap has been reached, meaning it can still roll once if it is not won in the EuroMillions Draw on the Change Date.

    Camelot and the EuroMillions Partners can change the level of the Jackpot cap at any time.

  • 3. Suspension from taking part

    If, for any reason, Camelot or any EuroMillions Partner is suspended from taking part in a EuroMillions Draw, players in that EuroMillions country will not be allowed to play in that Draw. If Camelot is suspended, it also means that Players may not be able to take part in the corresponding Millionaire Raffle Draw.

  • 4. Liability

    If Camelot does not take part in a EuroMillions Draw for any reason, it will not be liable to anyone for, including but not limited to:

    • a) any failure to contribute to the Common Prize Fund for that EuroMillions Draw, and a resulting reduction in the prize that a EuroMillions Partner would otherwise have paid that person; and/or
    • b) any special, indirect or consequential loss suffered by that person.

    If a EuroMillions Partner does not take part in a EuroMillions Draw for any reason, Camelot will not be liable to a EuroMillions Player in the UK or Isle of Man, or anyone who plays EuroMillions in any other EuroMillions country. This includes, but is not limited to:

    • a) liability arising from any failure by a EuroMillions Partner to contribute to the Common Prize Fund and a resulting reduction in the Prize that Camelot would have otherwise paid to a winner in the UK or Isle of Man; and/or
    • b) and any special, indirect or consequential loss suffered by that person.

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(C) Millionaire Raffle

The Millionaire Raffle prize in each Millionaire Raffle Draw is £1,000,000 (one million pounds) ('Millionaire Raffle Prize'). Camelot can at any time increase the number of Millionaire Raffle Prizes available to be won in a Millionaire Raffle Draw - usually referred to as a 'Super Raffle' - or the amount of a Millionaire Raffle Prize.

50% of the total value of Millionaire Raffle Entries in a Millionaire Raffle Draw will be available to pay the Millionaire Raffle Prize. Any prize money in excess of that needed to pay the Millionaire Raffle Prize for that Millionaire Raffle Draw will be put in a fund known as the Millionaire Raffle Reserve Fund.

The Millionaire Raffle Reserve Fund will be used if there are not enough funds from sales to pay the Millionaire Raffle Prize in any Millionaire Raffle Draw. It can also be used to increase the amount of a Millionaire Raffle Prize(s) or to fund additional Millionaire Raffle Prizes in a Super Raffle.

  • 1. Winning Millionaire Raffle

    If your Millionaire Raffle Entry matches all of the letters and numbers in the exact order chosen in a Millionaire Raffle Draw (reading from left to right), you will win a Millionaire Raffle Prize, providing the requirements of the Rules and these Procedures are met.

    As there is a guaranteed winner in each Millionaire Raffle Draw, the odds of winning are one in the total number of Millionaire Raffle Entries for that Millionaire Raffle Draw (except in a Super Raffle - see below). This means that your chances of winning will reduce as more people play EuroMillions and Millionaire Raffle - this is likely to be when EuroMillions rolls, or when there is a EuroMillions Super Draw.

    The table below sets out the approximate odds of winning a Millionaire Raffle Prize (where only one Millionaire Raffle Prize is available to be won) when there is no rollover money in the EuroMillions Draw that day ('EuroMillions Base Draw'), when EuroMillions has rolled four times, and in a EuroMillions Super Draw.

    Draw Date/Type Approximate Odds of Winning
    Tuesday - EuroMillions Base Draw 1:4,300,000 (based on expected sales of 4.3million Millionaire Raffle Entries)
    Friday - EuroMillions Base Draw 1:7,700,000 (based on expected sales of 7.7million Millionaire Raffle Entries)
    Tuesday - EuroMillions 4th Rollover 1:5,000,000 (based on expected sales of 5million Millionaire Raffle Entries)
    Friday - EuroMillions 4th Rollover 1:8,600,000 (based on expected sales of 8.6million Millionaire Raffle Entries)
    Tuesday - EuroMillions Super Draw 1:11,100,000 (based on expected sales of 11.1million Millionaire Raffle Entries)
    Friday - EuroMillions Super Draw 1:19,300,000 (based on expected sales of 19.3million Millionaire Raffle Entries)

    In a Super Raffle, there will be more Millionaire Raffle Prizes available to be won and your chances of winning a Millionaire Raffle Prize will, therefore, change.

  • 2. Millionaire Raffle Entries

    Millionaire Raffle Entries are made-up of three letters and six numbers, which are generated by Camelot's Computer System. The first character is a letter which indicates when the Millionaire Raffle Entry was bought.

    If you buy a Multi-draw Ticket for EuroMillions, the same Millionaire Raffle Entry on that Ticket will be entered into all of the Millionaire Raffle Draws that your Multi-draw Ticket is valid for. As a result, there can be a mix of Millionaire Raffle Entries starting with different letters entered into any Millionaire Raffle Draw. As Camelot's automatic draw machine selects a winning Millionaire Raffle Entry at random from all valid entries, each Millionaire Raffle Entry has an equal chance of winning, regardless of whether it was bought on the day of the Millionaire Raffle Draw or a number of weeks in advance.

(D) The Rules

The Rules will apply to the Games, subject to some amendments set out below.

  • (1) The definition of "Cancelled Draw" will be replaced with the following:
    • "Cancelled Draw": Any draw which does not take place; or
    • any EuroMillions Draw and/or Millionaire Raffle Draw which takes place but a person cannot take part in for any reason including, but not limited to, suspension of the right to take part described in Paragraph (B)(3) of the EuroMillions and Millionaire Raffle Games Procedures, and expiry, suspension or withdrawal of either Camelot's licence from the Commission to run the National Lottery or Camelot's licence from the Commission to promote EuroMillions and Millionaire Raffle.
  • (2) The words 'and recorded in writing the witness mentioned in Rule 14.2(b)' are deleted from Rule 14.5.
  • (3) The words 'and in any event within 24 hours of that date' are added at the end of the second sentence in Rule 14.3.
  • (4) The words 'and the witness as described in Rule 14.2(b) will confrim the correct number(s)' are deleted from Rule 14.7.
  • (5) The following is added at the end of Rule 17.4:
    • for any mistakes or omissions in information in respect of the EuroMillions Game (and including any EuroMillions Draw) supplied to Camelot by SLE or any EuroMillions Partner (any capitalised words not defined in these Rules being defined in the EuroMillions and Millionaire Raffle Games Procedures for the UK National Lottery).'

(E) Definitions

Camelot:
Camelot UK Lotteries Limited, a company registered in England & Wales.
Camelot's Computer System:
The computer systems used by or on behalf of Camelot from time to time to operate National Lottery games, facilitate Entries and pay Prizes.
Change Date:
17th February 2012 (or any other date agreed by Camelot and the National Lottery Commission).
Commission
The Gambling Commission (being the body appointed to regulate The National Lottery) or any other body appointed to regulate The National Lottery from time to time.
Draws:
The EuroMillions Draw and the Millionaire Raffle Draw.
Entries:
A EuroMillions Entry and a Millionaire Raffle Entry in one or more Draws.
EuroMillions Draw:
The process carried out in line with the relevant draw procedures established by SLE, which results in the random selection of a set(s) of winning EuroMillions numbers for the EuroMillions game. The winning EuroMillions numbers will be ultimately confirmed by SLE.
EuroMillions Entry:
An entry into EuroMillions in the UK or Isle of Man which has been registered as an entry on Camelot's Computer System.
EuroMillions Partner:
An organisation outside the UK and Isle of Man that is licensed or otherwise allowed by the relevant authority to promote EuroMillions in its territory.
Lucky Star Numbers:
The two numbers randomly chosen as part of a EuroMillions Draw from the numbers one to eleven inclusive.
Main Numbers:
The five numbers randomly chosen as part of a EuroMillions Draw from the numbers one to fifty inclusive.
Millionaire Raffle Draw:
The process which results in the random selection by Camelot of a set(s) of winning numbers and letters for the Millionaire Raffle game.
Millionaire Raffle Entry:
An entry into Millionaire Raffle which has been registered as an entry on Camelot's Computer System.
Multi-draw:
The ability to play EuroMillions and Millionaire Raffle in the UK and Isle of Man in advance for a maximum of eight Draws (or any other maximum number of Draws decided by Camelot).
Player:
Has the same meaning as You.
Prize(s):
A prize won by a Player in the EuroMillions game.
Retailer:
Any person, firm or company authorised by Camelot to sell Tickets and/or to pay Prizes and Millionaire Raffle Prizes.
Select Two Numbers:
Two numbers from the area on the EuroMillions play slip that contains the numbers one to eleven inclusive.
Select Five Numbers:
Five numbers from the area on the EuroMillions play slip that contains the numbers one to fifty inclusive.
SLE:
Services Aux Loteries En Europe, a société coopérative à responsibilité limitée incorporated in Belgium for the purposes of coordinating and organising the implementation and operation of the EuroMillions game.
Terminal:
A machine in a Retailer which allows Tickets to be printed and, except for some Till-point Terminals, winning Tickets to be validated.
Ticket:
The ticket issued by a Terminal or Till-point Terminal to record your Entries. The ticket will show your EuroMillions Entry and Millionaire Raffle Entry and the range of Draw date(s) the ticket is valid for.
Till-point Terminal:
A type of till located in certain Retailers that can print Tickets and, in selected Retailers, validate Prizes and Millionaire Raffle Prizes.
Y(y)ou:
A member of the public who is eligible to buy Entries in the UK or Isle of Man, and who buys or otherwise acquires Entries.

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