What is Euromillions?
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What is Euromillions?

Euromillions is Europe´s biggest rolling jackpot lottery game and is a transnational lottery, launched on 7 February 2004 by Française des Jeuz, Loterías y Apuestas del Estado, and Camelot.

The first draw was held on Friday 13 February 2004 in Paris. Initially, only the UK, France, and Spain participated, with the Austrian, Belgian, Irish, Luxembourg, Portuguese and Swiss lotteries joining for the 8 October 2004 drawing. Draws are held every Tuesday and Friday night at 21:45 in the wintertime (20:45 in the summer) in Paris.

The Euromillions lottery jackpot can play by selecting 5 numbers from a pool of 50, as well as two additional numbers called the “Lucky Stars”, which are chosen from a different pool of 11 numbers. The additional number allows lottery players to win supplementary prizes and is essential to complete the jackpot winning numbers selection. Players may pick their numbers manually, or can have the numbers randomly chosen (Lucky Dip!).

Twice a year, Euromillions offers players the option of entering the Euromillions Super Draw. In the Super Draw, the jackpot starts at €100 million and grows until the jackpot is won.