EuroMillions, the massively successful pan-European offering that has proven to be Europe's most popular and richest lottery, is making some changes. with the intention of building on this unprecedented success, EuroMillions have decided on changes that will meet players' demands for ever-increasing jackpots.
The changes that will come into play from the 10th of May 2011 (Ticket sales will become available from Saturday the 7th of May after the draw that takes place on the 6th) are as follows:
- An additional weekly Tuesday draw will be added.
- A thirteenth prize tier will become available (Match two numbers).
- The number of Lucky Stars (Second number set) will be increased from 9 to 11.
- The odds of winning a prize will improve from 1 in 24 to 1 in 13.
As a result, the total number of prizes expected to be handed out per week is expected to increase from approximately 1.9 Million to 4.6 Million.
Diane Thompson, Chief Executive of Camelot, the company which runs EuroMillions in the UK said, “These changes will make the game even more exciting for our players – with the mega-jackpot levels our EuroMillions players love, as well as great chances to win smaller prizes more often,”
The biggest news of all however, is that the first Tuesday draw featuring the new format on the 10th of May 2011 will feature a €100,000,000 Jackpot! That's 100,000,000 reasons to ensure your entries as soon as they become available.
There are nine countries which participate in EuroMillions, all of which will be introducing the 13th prize tier.
EuroMillions commenced operation in 2004 including France’s FDJ, Spain’s Loterías y Apuestas del Estado and the UK’s Camelot, and was later supplemented by lotteries from Austria, Belgium, Portugal, Ireland, Luxembourg, and Switzerland.
Best of luck.