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The EuroMillions lottery is one of the most popular lotteries in Europe, with draws taking place every Tuesday and Friday night. The history of EuroMillions dates back to the early 2000s, when it was first launched by the national lotteries of Spain, France, and the United Kingdom.

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September 2022

The following EuroMillions history timeline highlights some of the key changes to the game since it launched in November 2004.

7th February 2004
The first ever EuroMillions draw

8th October 2004
Players from Ireland, Belgium, Switzerland, Austria, Luxembourg and Portugal were allowed to take part in the EuroMillions.

20th January 2006
A rollover limit of 11 draws was added, with the jackpot prize rolling down to lower prize tiers if there was no winner on the 12th draw.

15th June 2007
EuroMillions Plus started in Ireland. Players could pay an additional €1 for entry into an additional draw with a €500,000 jackpot.

7th November 2009
The rollover limit of 11 draws was replaced with a jackpot cap of €185 million. The UK ticket price increased from £1.50 to £2.

13th November 2009
Millionaire Raffle was launched, which guaranteed one UK player in every draw a prize of £1 million.

10th May 2011
The first Tuesday EuroMillions draw. Two additional lucky stars were added, taking the total up to 11. A new prize for matching two numbers was added.

4th February 2014
My Million was launched, which guaranteed one French player in every draw a prize of €1 million.

31st October 2014
The name of Millionaire Raffle changed to Millionaire Maker.

24th September 2016
The amount of the prize fund allocated to the jackpot increased from 32% to 43.2% and the minimum jackpot increased from €15 million to €17 million. An additional lucky star was added (total of 12). In the UK, the cost of a ticket increased from £2 to £2.50. Twice as many UK Millionaire Maker prizes were included with every draw.

15th January 2019
The number of UK Millionaire Maker prizes was reduced back to one.

August 2022

New format: 5/53 + 1/42.

The Power Play wheel was updated to include 15 slots.

July 2022

New format: 5/69 + 1/26.

The 4 + 1 prize category prize was $50,000.

x10 Power Play multiplier was added to jackpots under $150 million.

June 2022

Four more states joined: Vermont, North Dakota, Tennessee, and Maine.

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Highest jackpot is EuroMillions at £ 90.55 Million.

Next Draw

Tuesday,April 16, 2024

Est. Jackpot

EUROMILLIONS

£ 90.55 Million

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