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Your Guide to the EuroMillions Raffles

EuroMillions is Europe’s favorite lottery because it offers so many amazing prizes. But, besides the awesome jackpots going up to €190 million, there is yet another reason to get excited about this lottery: the fabulous EuroMillions raffles associated with this lotto game’s draws. This is the ultimate guide to these special raffles, which will provide you with all the info you need. Find out how to play the EuroMillions raffles and everything about the prizes.

EuroMillions raffles

What Are the EuroMillions Raffles?

The raffles in the EuroMillions lottery take place during the official draws and offer players the chance to win an entirely different type of prize. Players do not need to have any of the winning numbers for the EuroMillions raffle prize. They can become millionaires by simply having the right code on their tickets.

The code is printed automatically on the EuroMillions ticket, so players cannot choose their codes. Then, if their code is the one drawn by the lottery officials, they become instant millionaires. These raffles are organized by some of the 9 countries participating in the EuroMillions and each of them has its own prizes. Let us tell you about the biggest EuroMillions raffles out there:



The My Million Raffle – France

My Million is the raffle organized by the France EuroMillions. With a €1 million prize up for grabs every Tuesday and Friday, this is an excellent reason to play the French version of EuroMillions. You don’t need to guess any of the winning numbers to win the My Million raffle.

However, you do need to have the winning code. The My Million raffle codes are generated automatically and assigned to the France EuroMillions tickets. For this specific raffle, the codes are made up of 2 letters and 7 numbers. They range from AA 000 0000 to ZZ 999 9999.

A Brief History of the My Million Raffle

The very first My Million raffle was organized back in 2014, on February 4th by the official French lottery operator, La Francaise des Jeux. It was meant to replace the Joker +, which became a stand-alone lottery game. Since then, the My Million raffle has made numerous winners, and continues to bring in new players every time.

The Millionaire Maker Raffle – UK

Millionaire Maker is the UK EuroMillions very own version of the raffle, which offers two prizes worth £1 million each on every EuroMillions draw. To win the £1 million prize, players must have the winning code. This is made up of 3 letters and 6 numbers.

This is one of the oldest raffles in the EuroMillions series. It was introduced back in 2009 under the name Millionaire Raffle. Then, in 2014, it got its new name, along with some prize additions, which feature non-cash prizes available to players.

The Wondrous Mega Week

The Mega Week takes place on special occasions decided by the UK EuroMillions officials, and it gives a significant boost to the UK Millionaire Maker raffle. For both the Tuesday and Friday draws, UK EuroMillions players can win as many as three £1 million prizes. And that’s not all!

Aside from the £1 million prizes, during Mega Week, players can also win some amazing non-cash prizes, which usually are fabulous luxury trips to the most exotic places in the entire world. Imagine winning £1 million and then setting off along with some of your friends to extravagant destinations such as Bali, Thailand, the Maldives, Japan, and many others.



The El Millón Raffle – Spain

Spain EuroMillions’ own raffle is called El Millón and it takes places every Friday after the lottery draw. The Spanish lottery officials select one winning code per week for the €1 million prize. The raffle codes are made up of 3 letters and 5 numbers.

These are generated for each Spain EuroMillions ticket and they are entirely free of charge. Every single week, on Friday, there is one winner for the €1 million prize. The El Millón raffle was introduced on September 27th, 2016, and it was meant to celebrate some exciting new changes in the EuroMillions lottery.

The day marked the increase of the minimum jackpot in the game from €15 million to €17 million and the introduction of a 12th Lucky Star in the game. Since then, the El Millón raffle has made numerous players try their luck in the Friday draws of the Spain EuroMillions.



The European Millionaire Maker Raffle

The European Millionaire Maker is yet another very special event in the EuroMillions lottery. Unlike the raffles we have mentioned above, this one does not take place on a regular basis, but only on special occasions. .

The prizes in the European Millionaire Maker raffle are extremely exciting. While regular EuroMillions raffles have one or several winners, this special one has as many as 25 winners. With 25 prizes worth €1 million (£1 million in the UK) each, this is one of the most awaited EuroMillions events of the year!

All the nine countries in the EuroMillions series participate in the European Millionaire Maker, which means that all the EuroMillions tickets for these special draws have special codes on them. All the codes are made up of 4 letters and 5 numbers, but according to the EuroMillions country they are printed in, they code begins with a specific letter, as shown in the table below: .

Country The First Letter of the European Millionaire Maker Code
Austria A, N, O, or W
Belgium B
France F
Ireland I
Luxembourg L
Portugal P
Spain E
Switzerland R or S
United Kingdom H, J, M, T, V, X, or Z

What Are the Odds of Winning the Millionaire Maker?

Unlike the EuroMillions lottery, which offers specific odds of winning, your chances of scooping the £1 million in the EuroMillions raffles depend strictly on ticket sales. The more tickets sold for the draw, the more codes generated. This means that you have better odds of winning when there are fewer tickets sold. This should be an excellent incentive to play the EuroMillions even when jackpots have yet to reach the highest of amounts.

EuroMillions Raffles Winners

Along the years, there have been countless lottery players who have become millionaires, all courtesy of the EuroMillions raffles. In this section, we are going to tell you about some of the most memorable winners that the raffles have come to see:

David and Kathleen Long – The Double Winners of the EuroMillions Raffles

These two lucky brits from Scunthorpe have scooped not one, but two £1 million prizes in the EuroMillions raffles. The odds of that happening are a high as 1 in 283 million, which makes theirs the absolute most memorable wins in the history of these raffles. They got their first Millionaire Maker win in 2013 and until their second one in 2015, the lucky couple got married after having been engaged for as long as 12 years.

Bill and Cath Mullarkey – The Chef Couple That Won the Millionaire Maker

The Mullarkeys have won £1 million in the Millionaire Maker raffle on July 4th, 2017. Bill and Cath are both chefs and they work together in a restaurant in Coventry. Their win was so unexpected for them that they almost missed out on it. The Mullarkeys almost dismissed the email informing them of their win because they thought it was junk mail. But luckily for them, they did eventually open it and they found out the good news. Their big plan for their win is to build a house on the exotic Caribbean island of St. Lucia, which is also Cath’s home and the place the two met. Another important part of their plan is to help Cath’s nephew, who was paralyzed from the waist down after suffering a horrible accident. .

Kevin Piper – The Durham Bar Manager Who Became a Millionaire

Bar manager Kevin Piper got his EuroMillions raffle prize in March 2017. Since he won during the Mega Week, Mr. Piper also won a luxury trip to Hawaii. Since he decided to take the cash option for his trip as well, his raffle prize amounted to a total of £1,093,000. It seems that he had already planned a trip to Thailand for early March. “This couldn’t have come at a better time”, said Mr. Piper, who plans to use his money to get a hip replacement, which would let him get back to his lifelong passion, golfing.