THE EuroMillions draw is arguably the most eagerly awaited in the whole of Europe, with rollover jackpots capable of transforming people’s lives.
Here’s everything you need to know about the lottery and just what your chances of winning are…
AFP – Getty The numbers are drawn on Tuesday and Friday evenings at around 8pm
What time is the EuroMillions draw?
EuroMillions is an international lottery set up by Camelot and its national counterparts from nine different countries.
As well as in the UK, tickets can be bought online or from authorised lottery retailers in Austria, Belgium, France, Ireland, Luxembourg, Portugal, Spain and Switzerland.
Massive top prizes are on offer because the number of countries participating means more ticket sales putting into a single pot.
The national lottery’s website says winners can “live the kind of lifestyle usually reserved for the rich and famous”.
The biggest ever jackpot – which has been won on three occasions, including by a Brit couple in 2012 – was €190million (£148million at the time).
The numbers are drawn on Tuesday and Friday evenings at around 8pm, with the jackpot for Friday January 5 standing at an estimated £25 million.
How many numbers do you need to win?
Players choose five numbers between 1-50 and two Lucky Star numbers between 1-12 – or else select Lucky Dip for a random selection.
EuroMillions has a total of 13 prize tiers depending on how many numbers a player gets right.
This means the overall odds of winning some form of prize stand at one in 13.
But in order to win the grand jackpot, players need to match all five main numbers and both lucky star numbers.