EuroMillions UK prize payout
Changes to the UK Millionaire Maker (EuroMillions)
Each time you play a National Lottery game you help National Lottery supported 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 £2.50 EuroMillions line you play, 85p is allocated to the UK Millionaire Maker game. A percentage of the total value of UK Millionaire Maker entries is then made available to pay the game’s prizes.
From 16 July 2018, the percentage available to pay prizes for the UK Millionaire Maker game will change from 50% (of the 85p per £2.50 line that goes towards the UK Millionaire Maker game) to 42%.
What does this mean to EuroMillions and UK Millionaire Maker players?
You will 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. The prize payout on the main EuroMillions game is staying at 50% of tickets sales, meaning there will be no effect on the huge EuroMillions jackpots on offer.
However, by slightly altering the proportion of ticket sales used to pay prizes in just the UK Millionaire Maker game, we will be able to give more money to National Lottery supported Good Cause projects while maintaining the prizes available to be won by players at their current levels.There will still be guaranteed millionaire prizes every Tuesday and Friday in the UK Millionaire Maker game, as well as events offering multiple £1 million prizes.