EuroMillions Game Changes – Bigger & Faster Jackpots

EuroMillions Game Enhancements 2020

The National Lottery, along with its nine other European partners who operate the EuroMillions game, are announcing some exciting changes to the EuroMillions game which will allow jackpots to grow bigger and faster.

  • There will be a change to the distribution of the overall prize fund for the game with an increased percentage being allocated to the Top Jackpot prize and a lower percentage being allocated to the lower tier prizes. This change allows the main jackpot to grow faster, instead of taking nine to 10 draws to reach a jackpot of €100 million, it is estimated that the jackpot will reach €100 million in seven to eight draws, approximately a four-week period.
  • In addition, the current Jackpot cap of €190 million will be raised to €200 million and increasing up to a maximum of €250 million using a new cap mechanism. Once the €200 million jackpot is won, the cap for the next cycle will be increased by €10 million to €210 million. The same mechanism will be applied up to a €250 million new maximum cap.
  • The changes will also enable the EuroMillions community to hold more frequent Jackpot promotional event draws with Guaranteed Mega Jackpots of around €130 million in each draw. On average, there are currently two of these special event draws every year and the new game will see this increase to an average of three such draws per year.

 

The Price per line, the number of balls and lucky stars, the prize pool, the current win odds and contribution to Good Causes all remain the same and are not changing.

The above changes will come into effect from 1st February. The first draw to include these game enhancements will take place on Tuesday 4th February.  As a result, the advanced play options for the current game will be limited to four weeks from January 8th 2020 and will reduce following each draw until the planned game enhancements take effect on 1st February 2020 when normal advance play options resume.

Advanced Play Countdown Schedule

Tickets Sold From For Next Draw Date Advance Play Option Switched off Available Advance Play options

8th January 2020

10th January 2020

8

2, 4, 6

11th January 2020

14th January 2020

8

2, 4, 6

15th January 2020

17th January 2020

6, 8

2, 4

18th January 2020

21st January 2020

6, 8

2, 4

22nd January 2020

24th January 2020

4, 6, 8

2

25th January 2020

28th January 2020

4, 6, 8

2

29th January 2020

31st January 2020

2, 4, 6, 8

Only single draw available

1st February 2020

4th February 2020

All Available

2, 4, 6, 8

 

Full details of the new Game and associated Game Rules will be available here on January 31st, 2020 in advance of the new game go Live on Saturday February 1st.