Millionaire Raffle Draws
The Millionaire Raffle is a special game that offers thousands of prizes in each draw, including top prizes worth в‚¬1 million. They are usually held at Christmas but in previous years Millionaire Raffles have also taken place at Easter and during the summer. Entries to these raffles are limited and the advertised prizes are guaranteed to be given away.
The 2020 Christmas Millionaire Raffle Draw
The Christmas Millionaire Raffle is back again for 2020 and will take place on New Year’s Eve, Thursday 31st December. It will once again give away a top prize worth в‚¬1 million to one lucky winner. Tickets cost в‚¬25 and are available now online and from National Lottery agents. There are 500,000 tickets on sale, so once they have all been sold, entry to the raffle will be closed.
There will be a total of 6,009 prizes available, ranging in value from в‚¬500 to the million-euro top prize. The table below shows all the prizes that can be won, as well as the odds of winning each one (based on all 500,000 tickets being sold).
|Prize Value||Number of Prizes||Odds of Winning|
|в‚¬1,000,000||1||1 in 500,000|
|в‚¬100,000||3||1 in 166,666|
|в‚¬10,000||10||1 in 50,000|
|в‚¬5,000||30||1 in 16,666|
|в‚¬1,000||165||1 in 3,030|
|в‚¬500||5,800||1 in 86|
|Overall Odds of Winning a Prize: 1 in 84|
As it is a raffle, the odds of winning are based partly on how many other players have bought tickets. If some of the 500,000 tickets available are not sold, the odds of winning will be better than those stated here.
For example, if 400,000 tickets are sold, then you would have a 1 in 400,000 chance of winning the top prize. Only the tickets that have been sold are entered into the raffle, so all the prizes are guaranteed to be won.
How to Play
When you purchase an entry to the Millionaire Raffle, you will receive a ticket with a unique raffle number on it. On the night of the draw, all of the ticket numbers that have been purchased are pooled together and then the winning entries are drawn from that pool.
Once the draw has taken place, check the results to see if any of the winning numbers match yours exactly. If your ticket number has been drawn, you win the corresponding prize. Go to the Claiming Prizes page to find out what you need to do to get hold of your prize money.
About the Christmas Millionaire Raffle
Since 2015, Millionaire Raffles have taken place at Christmas. Unlike Lotto, Daily Million and other games, there are a set number of tickets for sale on each occasion, meaning that no additional tickets can be sold beyond the amount determined for each game. Each raffle ticket is sold with a pre-printed, randomly selected number; you can’t choose which numbers you want to play.
The date on which a Millionaire Raffle is due to take place is typically announced a few weeks in advance to give all players ample opportunity to get their entries. Ticket sales cease on a designated date or when all the tickets are sold, whichever comes first. The cut-off point for the Christmas Millionaire Raffle is 10:00pm on New YearвЂ™s Eve, ahead of the draw later that night.
Millionaire Raffle tickets cost more than Irish Lotto or EuroMillions entries, but offer larger cash prizes. Each raffle provides a single top prize of в‚¬1 million, with the value of other awards usually ranging between в‚¬500 and в‚¬100,000.
Other Millionaire Raffle Draws
Millionaire Raffles have also previously been held at Easter and during the summer, although the only year in which there was more than one raffle draw was in 2012. These other draws worked in the same way as the Christmas Millionaire Raffle and also offered a top prize of в‚¬1 million, although the ticket price wasnвЂ™t always the same.
There have been no Easter or Summer Millionaire Raffles since 2014, but the National Lottery hasnвЂ™t explicitly stated that they will never take place at these times of year again.
Millionaire Raffle games are often held around Christmas, offering a set number of tickets and prizes which are announced in advance.
Millionaire Maker is automatically included on all EuroMillions tickets purchased in the UK, at no extra cost. The game guarantees at least one ВЈ1 million prizes in every draw, with more being given away on special occasions.
The winning raffle code for the most recent EuroMillions draw is available below:
|Tuesday Nov 24th 2020||ZTTN22917|
To see if you have won in a previous draw, visit the main Millionaire Maker Results page.
How It Works
Millionaire Maker works just like a traditional raffle, with every ticket bought having an equal chance of being a winner. For every line of EuroMillions numbers that you purchase, a random Millionaire Maker number is generated automatically, this will be clearly labelled on your ticket. As every code needs to be unique, you are not able to select your own.
Each code consists of four letters followed by five numbers and will always begin with H, J, M, T, V, X or Z . The starting letter has no impact on your likelihood of winning.
If there is also a European Millionaire Maker scheduled for any draw that you enter, then the same code will be used for both that and UK version.
Your Millionaire Maker number is only valid for draws on the dates covered by your ticket – so if you buy an advanced ticket valid for multiple draws, then the same code will be entered for each.
All entries are inputted into an Automated Draw Machine (ADM), which selects the winning codes at random. To obtain a prize, the number on your ticket must match a winning code exactly. There are no prizes for a partial match, if you are unsure then you can use the Ticket Checker to confirm whether you are a winner.
Odds of Winning
Unlike in the main EuroMillions draw where the odds for each prize tier are fixed, Millionaire Maker odds vary based on ticket sales. So, when fewer people play your odds of winning improve as there are fewer codes to choose from. Some approximate odds are provided here:
|Draw Type||Odds of Winning*|
|Tuesday – Base Draw (€17M jackpot)||1 in 3.5 million|
|Friday – Base Draw (€17M jackpot)||1 in 5.0 million|
|Tuesday – 4x Rollover||1 in 4.7 million|
|Friday – 4x Rollover||1 in 6.6 million|
*Odds are estimated based on typical ticket sales for each type of draw.
People typically prefer to play on a Friday, so this means you can often take advantage of better odds of winning by getting a ticket for Tuesday draws. Also, as the jackpot increases so do ticket sales, so the draw after a big win is another good time to try your luck in Millionaire Maker!
The best odds occur in special draws where extra codes are drawn, as this means more guaranteed prizes. So keep an eye on the News section so you are the first to hear about any upcoming events.
History & Facts
The first ever draw, under the old name of Millionaire Raffle, took place on Friday 13th November 2009. Millionaire Maker is played exclusively in the UK and as it is included in the price of the regular EuroMillions ticket, neither game can be played separately from the other.
Originally, only one code was drawn in each game. This was increased to two in September 2016 before dropping down to one again in January 2019, with more special events taking place instead to create more excitement.
Occasionally, more winning codes will be announced than the usual number. A special EuroMillions draw to mark the start of the London Olympics in 2012 gave ticket holders the opportunity to win one of 100 prizes of ВЈ1 million. This set a world record for the most millionaire winners created in a single lottery draw. On Friday 26th July 2013, the 100 Millionaires Raffle returned for a second time.
Special draws have continued to take place to mark big events such as Christmas or New Year, or even dates such as Friday 13th вЂ“ when 13 Millionaire Maker winners have been announced.
UK EuroMillions players are automatically entered into Millionaire Maker when they buy a ticket. Get the latest codes for the £1 million raffle, plus the odds of winning and more.