EuroMillions UK prize payout
Changes to the UK Millionaire Maker (EuroMillions)
Each time you play a National Lottery game you help National Lottery Good Cause projects. The total amount of money delivered to these projects depends on a number of variable factors, including the proportion of ticket sales that is made available to pay out prizes before proceeds are passed on to Good Causes.
With the agreement of the Gambling Commission, we may decide to change the prize payout for National Lottery games from time to time. This means we can always ensure an appropriate balance between prizes and funding for National Lottery Good Cause projects.
For every £2 EuroMillions line played, 50p is allocated to the UK Millionaire Maker part of the game. A percentage of the total value of UK Millionaire Maker entries is then made available to pay the game's prizes.
On 30 December 2014, we changed the percentage available to pay prizes for the UK Millionaire Maker game from 50% (of the 50p per £2 line that goes towards the UK Millionaire Maker game) to 42%. From 1 April 2016, this will revert back to 50% to ensure that we can keep offering exciting prizes and events for UK EuroMillions players.
As a result of this change over this 15-month period, we were able to increase the amount of money given to National Lottery Good Cause projects and will have raised an additional £28 million from this change alone by the end of March 2016.
What does this mean to EuroMillions and UK Millionaire Maker players?
Once the prize payout reverts back to 50%, players will continue to see no difference in either prize levels or the odds of winning a prize on either the main EuroMillions game or the UK Millionaire Maker game.
Additionally, there will still be guaranteed £1 million prizes every Tuesday and Friday, as well as monthly UK Millionaire Maker events (for example, Mega Fridays) offering multiple £1 million prizes and luxury experiences.